How to Install BigFix Client using Command Line on Windows

We use BigFix as our EndPoint management system. It is usually one of the first programs we need to install on our computers. Even though we have some automated system in place to install the BigFix client, there are often times we need to install it manually.

First, I prepared a zip file for the installation files and put it in the cloud. Here are the steps that I use to install it using Command Line on Windows.

  1. Open up an elevated command prompt
  2. Create a temp directory
    mkdir c:\temp
  3. Download the BigFix zip file
    curl -L -o c:\temp\ https://url-to-the-zip-file
  4. Extract the files
    tar -xf c:\temp\ -C c:\temp
  5. Install BigFix
    c:\temp\BESClient-\setup.exe /S /v"/qn /l*voicewarmup REBOOT=ReallySuppress MSIRESTARTMANAGERCONTROL=Disable"

Remember to substitute the url in step 3 and directory name in step 5 for your setup.

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