Documentation forSecurity Event Manager

Run the SEM Local Agent installer

The Local Agent installer can be used for attended or unattended (non-interactive) SEM Agent installations on a Windows system without the need to step through an installation wizard. When the installation is completed, the SEM Agent automatically starts and connects to the SEM Manager.

You can run the Local Agent installer using a software distribution policies or local logon scripts. This method is an alternative to the SEM Remote Agent installer used for large Windows deployment scenarios.

This procedure applies to the local installer. Do not use the Remote Agent installer for this task.

About the installation

To install the SEM Agent using the Local Agent installer: 

  1. Download the Local Agent Installer.
  2. Configure a custom installer properties file that contains your environmental variables.
  3. Run the Local Agent Installer.

See the SEM Agent pre-installation checklist for agent download information and a pre-installation checklist.

See Install Run the SEM Remote Agent installer for more information about installing the SolarWinds SEM Agent.

Download the Local Agent installer

See Download the SEM Agent for Windows for instructions.

Configure a custom installer properties file

  1. Open a text editor and create a file with the following two lines, followed by a carriage return:



    • <SEMManagerHostname> is the hostname or IP address of the SEM appliance.

    • silent runs the installer in silent mode.
    • <n> is 0 or 1. Enter0 to not USB defender or 1 to install USB defender.

  2. Verify that a blank line with a carriage return follows the INSTALL_USB_DEFENDER entry.

    A blank line with a carriage return after the INSTALL_USB_DEFENDER entry is required for the file to work correctly.

    The file contents should display as follows:




  3. Save the file as in the same folder as the .exe file.

Run the Local Agent installer

  1. Verify that .exe and are located in the same folder.

    Do not use UNC paths during this installation.

  2. Run the following command using the active resource directory that matches the folder with the two installation files:

    setup -i silent

    The command immediately returns to the command prompt.

  3. Right-click the EXE installation file and select Run as administrator.

    When the installation is completed, the SEM Agent begins sending alerts to your SEM Manager. The Agent runs on your system unless you uninstall or stop the SEM Agent service.

    The SEM Agent should also display in Apps & features in your Windows operating system where you can remove the program (if required).

    Next steps: