Objective: this installation guide helps you to install the Skopos Agent on Windows devices (workstations and servers). This is especially useful when you cannot pass on the email address of a user to the agent. The agent can also be installed unattended.


Requirements for the client:

  • API account and password from Skopos (you can generate an API account using the portal here https://portal.skoposlab.eu/Account/clients)
  • Required operating system is Windows 8/2002 or higher
  • The agent requires to be installed with administrator rights
  • The script requires access via SSL, port 443
  • The agent works with .Net framework 4 and above, the installer uses PowerShell 5 or above


What does the installer do?

  • A windows service is added
  • The service will run twice a day
  • A private/public key pair will be generated to encrypt a random password
  • This password is used to zip the stack data and encrypt it
  • Twice daily this data will be shared via the Skopos api
  • Connection is made to https://backend.skoposlab.eu/api/
  • The private/public key pair will be renewed every week (per server)
  • Log information will be written to the event log


Steps to install:

Get the file
    Download the installer from https://skoposlab.eu/client_software/latest/Skopos%20Agent.exe


Start the installer


Follow the installer

  • Enter or pass on as a parameter your API username*
  • Enter or pass on as a parameter your API password*

*) Generated here https://portal.skoposlab.eu/Account/clients


Unattended install

To start the unattended installation you can start the installer using the following command line parameters and fill in the API username and password:

"Skopos Agent.exe" /exenoui /qn USER_NAME="username_from_portal" USER_PASSWORD="password_from_portal"