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Install inSync client through integrated mass deployment

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Parameters required during installation

When you install inSync client for integrated mass deployment (IMD), you must include certain parameters that help inSync clients send activation requests to inSync Master. The following table lists these parameters and their purpose.

Parameter Purpose
Mass deployment token inSync client uses this as part of the authentication request that it sends to inSync Master. To obtain mass deployment token, see Generate a mass deployment token.
inSync server IP address and port number inSync client requires this information to connect to inSync Master.
Proxy server details inSync client requires this information only if it has to connect to inSync Master through a proxy server. inSync supports the following methods of locating the proxy server:
  • inSync can use the system proxy settings. This is the proxy details included in the laptop's browser.
  • inSync can connect to a static proxy server. In such scenarios, the IP address and port number of the proxy server, and the proxy type is required.
  • inSync can connect to a proxy server whose details are published on a PAC file on a WPAD URL. In such scenarios, the WPAD URL and the proxy type is required.
Custom location for inSync Share folder For Windows and Mac laptops, you can define the location where inSync must create the inSync Share folder. If the folder does not exist on user's laptop, inSync creates the inSync Share folder in the default location:
  • WindowsC:\Users\<user name>\inSync Share
  • Mac/Users/<username>/inSync Share
  • Linux/home/<username>/inSync Share

Parameter details

The following table describes the parameters used during IMD.

Parameter type Name Use Value
Mass deployment token

TOKENV2 (for Windows)

TOKEN (for Mac)

Mandatory The mass deployment token generated for IMD.
inSync server IP address and port number

SERVERLIST (for Windows)

ADDRESS (for Mac)

Mandatory

The IP address and the backup/sync port of inSync Master.

Example: 192.168.50.236:6061 

Use of system proxy settings SYSTEM_PROXY Optional 1, if system proxy settings must be used.
Static proxy server details

PROXY_SERVER

PROXY_TYPE

Optional

PROXY_SERVER contains the IP address and port number of the static proxy server. Example: 192.168.54.100:1080

PROXY_TYPE can either be http, socks4, or socks5.

WPAD URL details

WPAD_URL

PROXY_TYPE

Optional

WPAD_URL contains the URL of the WPAD location. 

PROXY_TYPE can either be httpsocks4, or socks5
inSync Share folder location USERSHAREHOME Optional

The path to the folder where the inSync Share folder will be created. For Windows OS, if the path contains a space, you must use three double quotes around the path. 

Example: """E:\parent folder"""

Note:

  • You cannot use system variables in the path.
  • The destination folder must exist in the user laptops.
  • The destination folder must not contain a folder named inSync Share.
  • The user must have write access to the destination folder.

If these conditions are not met, the inSync Share folder is created in the default location.

Replace the existing laptop of the user REPLACE_DEVICE Optional If this parameter is set to Yes, the laptop will replace the existing laptop of the user. If this parameter is set to No, the laptop is added as a new device.
Restore System, App settings RESTORE_SYSTEM_
SETTINGS
Optional

If this parameter is set to Yes, the system settings from the existing laptop will be restored on the new laptop.

Note: You cannot restore system settings to a different OS platform. For example, you cannot restore from a Mac laptop to a Windows laptop. However, you can restore system settings from one version of an OS to a higher version of an OS. For example, you can restore system settings from a Windows 7 laptop to a Windows 8 laptop.

If this parameter is set to No, the system settings from the existing laptop will not be restored on the new laptop.

Restore data from an existing device of the user RESTORE_DATA Optional If this parameter is set to Yes, the data backed up from the existing laptop will be restored on the new laptop. This works only if the user has one laptop and the new laptop has the same OS as the existing one.
If this parameter is set to No, the data backed up from the existing laptop will not be restored on the new laptop.
Note: For more information on the RESTORE_DEVICE, RESTORE_SYSTEM_SETTINGS, and RESTORE_DATA options, see Persona backup and OS migration.

Install inSync on Windows laptops

Use an automated installation tool and run the following command:

msiexec /qn /i <path to inSync msi> TOKENV2='<mass deployment token>' SERVERLIST="<IP address of inSync Server>:<Backup/sync port>" WPAD_URL="<URL of PAC file>" PROXY_TYPE="<type of proxy used>" PROXY_SERVER="<IP address of proxy server>:<port number>" SYSTEM_PROXY="1" USERSHAREHOME="<new_location>"

You do not need to use all parameters. For example, if the inSync client executable is located on a shared network, such as  \\sharelocation\inSync.msi, and the inSync server can be accessed through a fixed proxy server of type socks5, you can use the following command:

msiexec /qn /i \\sharelocation\inSync.msi TOKENV2='33-bb0af8c55da3f9dd32e6ce6ad23e97b5d9951ae6fcf37ee062754ceabc76cf69' SERVERLIST="192.168.53.123:6061" PROXY_SERVER="192.168.54.100:1080" PROXY_TYPE="socks5" USERSHAREHOME="E:\"

Install inSync on Mac laptops

Add the following lines of code to a text file and save it as inSyncConfig.ini.

ADDRESS = '<IP address of inSync Server>:<Backup/sync port>'
TOKEN = '<mass deployment token>'
WPAD_URL= '<URL of PAC file>'
PROXY_TYPE= '<type of proxy used>'
PROXY_SERVER= '<IP address of proxy server>:<port number>'
SYSTEM_PROXY= '1'
USERSHAREHOME= '<new location of the inSync Share folder>'

You do not need to use all parameters simultaneously. Use only the parameters that you need.

Now, use an automated installation tool to:

  1. Install inSync Client on Mac laptops.
  2. Copy the inSyncConfig.ini file to the /Library/Application Support/inSync folder of the Mac laptops.
Note: You must copy the inSyncConfig.ini file to the System Library of the Mac laptops. Ensure that the .ini file is in the folder before the inSync client is launched for the first time.
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