Deployment Considerations

This section provides a summary of the different OfficeScan agent installation methods to perform a fresh installation of the OfficeScan agent. All installation methods require local administrator rights on the target computers.

If you are installing agents and want to enable IPv6 support, read the guidelines in OfficeScan Agent Installation and IPv6 Support.

Table 1. Deployment Considerations for Installation

Installation Method/ Operating System Support

Deployment Considerations

WAN Deployment

Centrally Managed

Requires User Intervention

Requires IT Resource

Mass deployment

Bandwidth Consumed

Web install page

Not supported on Windows Server Core platforms

No

No

Yes

No

No

High

Email Link installation

Not supported on Windows Server Core platforms

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

High, if installations start at the same time

UNC-based installations

Supported on all operating systems

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

High, if installations start at the same time

Remote installations

Supported on all operating systems except:

  • Windows XP Home Edition

  • Windows 7 Home Basic/Home Premium

  • Windows 8/8.1 (basic versions)

  • Windows 10 Home Edition

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

High

Login Script Setup

Supported on all operating systems

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

High, if installations start at the same time

Agent Packager

Supported on all operating systems

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

Low, if scheduled

Agent Packager (MSI package deployed through Microsoft SMS)

Supported on all operating systems

Yes

Yes

Yes/No

Yes

Yes

Low, if scheduled

Agent Packager (MSI package deployed through Active Directory)

Supported on all operating systems

Yes

Yes

Yes/No

Yes

Yes

High, if installations start at the same time

Agent disk image

Supported on all operating systems

No

No

No

Yes

No

Low

Trend Micro Vulnerability Scanner (TMVS)

Supported on all operating systems except:

  • Windows XP Home Edition

  • Windows 8/8.1 (basic versions)

  • Windows 10 Home Edition

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

High

Security Compliance installations

Supported on all operating systems except:

  • Windows XP Home Edition

  • Windows 7 Home Basic/Home Premium

  • Windows 8/8.1 (basic versions)

  • Windows 10 Home Edition

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

High