Essentials 2007 installs agents automatically during the process of computer discovery. Sometimes a computer is not discoverable or scheduled discovery might attempt to automatically add Essentials 2007 management to computers that you don't want to be managed. In such situations, you can manually install an agent to manage a specific computer. After the agent is installed, you must complete some additional steps to fully configure the agent and computer for management.

To manually install an agent

  1. On the computer on which you want to install the agent, from the Essentials 2007 Setup media, start SetupSCE.exe.

  2. Click Agent to install an agent.

  3. In the Agent Setup wizard, select the Specify Management Group Information check box.

  4. On the Management Group Configuration page, specify the following:

    • In Management Group Name box, enter <Management Server netbios name>_MG.

    • In Management Server name box, enter the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the Essentials 2007 Management Server.

  5. Select either Local System or specify a domain user account for the agent action account.

  6. Complete the Agent Setup wizard.

  7. Copy the following certificates from the <Essentials 2007 folder>\Certificates folder of the Essentials 2007 Management Server to the <agent installation folder>\Certificates folder on the local computer:

    • WSUSSSLCert.cer

    • WSUSCodeSigningCert.cer

  8. If you are using local policy to configure managed computers, run the following utility, specifying the same settings submitted to the Feature Configuration Wizard on the Essentials 2007 Management Server (brackets indicate placeholders where you must supply a value):

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    [InstallDirectory]\SCECertPolicyConfigUtil.exe /PolicyType local /ManagementGroup [Essentials Management Server netbios name]_MG /SCEServer SCEServer.FQDN /AEMFileShare \\SCESERVER.FQDN\[AEMPATH] /AEMPort [port] /ConfigureRemoteControl [true/false] /ConfigureAEM [true/false] 

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