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PCLOGGER installation

Manual PCLOGGER installation

When you have already created PCLOGGER account, you can run your PCLOGGER installation on workstations (PCL Agents).

  1. Download 32 or 64-bit version from your PCLOGGER admin panel
    Where to find PCLOGGER installer
  2. During installation choose the best option for you. If you start using PCLOGGER choose On Cloud.  If you want hidden mode – select it!
  3. After about 20 minutes you will see the first data at PCLOGGER admin panel

PCLOGGER GPO installation

Prepare MST file

  1. Download template MST file (https://www.pclogger.net/files/download/GPO_template.mst)
  2. Download and install Orca for MSI changes (https://www.pclogger.net/files/download/OrcaMSI.zip)
  3. Download 32 or 64-bit version from your PCLOGGER admin panel
  4. Install Orca
  5. Open MSI file in Orca
  6. Apply MST file (GPO_template.mst) in Orca
  7. Change 3 properties signed with green color – ADMIN_EMAIL, PIN, HIDDEN
  8. Transform -> Generate Transform… -> save your new MST file

Copy MSI and MST files to a correct path

  1. Put x64.msi and x86.msi files in a location where
    – domain controller
    – workstations
    have read permissions
  2. In the same location put MST file with information to run installation package

Choose domain and GPO in domain controller

  1. Run Group Policy Management (e.g. ‘Run’ gpmc.msc)
  2. Choose Group Policy Object, and then choose domain, where choosen workstations/users are connected and through context menu choose Edit

Create GPO PCLOGGER installation policy

Using Group Policy Management Editor :

  1. Choose Computer Configuration -> Polices -> Software Settings
  2. Find Software Installation and choose from context menu New -> Package
    – add 2 different files: x64.msi i x86.msi
    – choose Advanced as deploy method
    – in Modifications choose Add and select .mst file   When creating the second package in the upgrades tab, GPM can automatically add entries ‘Packages that this package will upgrade’- such entries must be deleted. – on the tree on the left, find the Software Installation to which two installation packages have been assigned. Use the context menu on the Software Installation to select Properties. Then select the Advanced tab to deselect check boxes in the field group: 32-bit applications on 64-bit platforms

GPO diagnostics on a workstation

  1. Select from Computer context menu – Manage. Check Windows activity logs:  Computer management -> System tools -> Event viewer -> Windows logs -> System
  2. In the logs, search for events from the source: Application Management Group Policy and Group Policy

Command line installation (CMD)

If you want to install PCLOGGER agent without msi interface and without GPO options, you can use msi file directly form command line (CMD), using this example

msiexec -i "msi_path" /L*v "logs_path" /quiet /norestart ADMIN_EMAIL=email@ofadminaccount PIN=PIN_to_account HIDDEN=1
Updated on September 10, 2020

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