You can mass distribute and install the laptop package using a third-party software, such as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) or Jamf software.
Note: If you enabled shared laptop mode on your CommCell, mass distributing the laptop package will automatically activate the end-users when they log on to the laptop for the first time. Also, the software creates a pseudoclient for each activated user in the CommCell.
Installation Using a Plan Name
When you mass distribute and install the laptop package, you can specify the plan name that you want to assign to the laptops.
During activation, the laptop is automatically assigned to the specified plan, but the logged in user account is not assigned as the client owner for the laptop, automatically.
Configure the third-party software to run the following command from the folder containing the laptop package contents.
Windows packages using a self extracting executable which can be launched using a deployment tool with command line. The package must be pushed to the machine locally before running the command line. Running the package remotely over the network is not supported.
WinX64_Client.exe /silent /install /silent /authcode authcode /plan planname
Where authcode is the authorization code which is required if you did not enter the installation user's credentials when the package was created.
To obtain the authorization code, go to Command Center Companies > Company name > General or Administration > General.
Macintosh Operating System (macOS)
Silent macOS packages are built using the macOS pkg framework. These can be directly placed into the Jamf Casper software to run anytime. The package does not take arguments on command line, so you need to create a text file with the arguments, on the local macOS computer.
On the local macOS computer, create an "install.ini" file in the global application support directory.
Path to the ini file: /Library/Application Support/Commvault/install.ini
Parameter inside the ini file:
After creating the text file, you can push the macOS.pkg package to the client.
sudo installer -pkg <path_to_pkg> -target /
The laptop is auto-activated, but the logged in user account is not assigned as the owner of the laptop, automatically. To set the client owner assignment, see User Permissions and Administration for Laptop Backups.