Silently installing BlackFog at the command line with MDM solutions

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MDM Silent Install

The BlackFog installer provides various options for mass deployment using standard MDM solutions on the market, SCCM, Group Policy based installs or PDQ Deploy. To install BlackFog using these solutions, simply provide the /qn command line option and ensure you are running under elevated (admin level) privileges. An example would be:

C:\BlackFogPrivacySetup.exe /qn

Assigning License Automatically

You may apply a license key silently (version 2.6.3 or later) for each user by creating a “license.key” text file containing the encrypted key (the one supplied by BlackFog for your organization) and placing it in the following directory:

C:\ProgramData\BlackFog\Privacy

You can retrieve your license key online by logging into your user account and clicking the licenses section of your account. This file must be present BEFORE the installer executes, so that the application can read it when it executes.

Assigning Group Automatically

Since version 3.7 or above you can also create a text file named “group.key” containing the name of the Enterprise Group you wish to assign to this device. This should be a plain text file with the name of the group you wish to assign on a single line. Note this group must pre-exist in the console before installation or it will be automatically assigned to the default group. Create the file in the following directory:

C:\ProgramData\BlackFog\Privacy

When the application starts it will apply the license key and the relevant group in the Enterprise console (3.7 or above). Note that the group can only be applied at the time of license registration. Please make sure there is a valid Internet connection for this to apply successfully. This file should be present BEFORE the installer executes to be successful.

MSI Installer

If you are using MSI for SMS or Group Policy installation please use the MSI installer as follows:

msiexec.exe /i "BlackFogPrivacyInstall.msi" /quiet /qn

Note that the installer needs to be run as an administrator for this to work correctly. Because the MSI file only runs in 32bit mode, when you install on 64 bit machines you will note that the application will be installed in “Program Files (x86)” rather than the normal “Program Files” that the executable installer uses. This has no effect on the application in any way.

You can download the MSI directly from here.

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