Deployment Packager

The Deployment Packager creates a single self-extracting archive file from a set of Sophos endpoint setup files, for installing Sophos Enterprise Console on Windows endpoints. The packaged file includes configuration options such as silent/interactive installation, installation package choices and setup parameters, update path/credentials and endpoint group membership.

Packages created with the Deployment Packager always attempt to remove other potentially-clashing protection software when installed. For encryption, other potentially-clashing encryption software can be detected, but must be removed manually.

It may be necessary for you to produce several packages, each meeting the requirements of different endpoint types.

You can run the Deployment Packager tool through either its graphical user interface (GUI) or command-line interface (CLI).

  • The GUI is easier for one-off deployments.
  • The CLI is more versatile for repeated deployments.

    A string to invoke the command-line version with options can be stored in a text file, or regularly run from a scheduled batch file, ensuring that the installation packages are always up-to-date. So, if you're managing large numbers of computers where there is a need for frequent installation on endpoints, the CLI is preferable.