In this post I will show you how to deploy Pulseway agent using SCCM or ConfigMgr. We will first download Pulseway agent for Windows and deploy it to Windows 10 computers.
Pulseway is a remote monitoring & management software, built to help MSPs and IT teams reduce down-time and set new standards for efficiency through automation.
I will be covering more about Pulseway in another post because it’s a complex software. Meanwhile, you can sign up for Pulseway free trial and get the actual feel of the product.
Before you can manage your computers using Pulseway, the Pulseway agents needs to be deployed to your computers.
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Download Pulseway Agent for Windows
There are 2 ways to download Pulseway agent for Windows.
- Download the Pulseway agent from Pulseway downloads section. Visit Pulseway website and go to Resources > Downloads. Click Agents tab and download the matching agent for your OS.
- You can also download the agent by opening the Pulseway portal > onboarding > downloads section.
Depending up on your OS architecture, download the Pulseway for Windows installer. I will be deploying 64 bit Pulseway agent as I have got only 64-bit machines in my lab.
The downloads are available for other operating systems such as Linux, Mac and Raspberry Pi.
Download the Pulseway agent for Windows and save the installer to SCCM server or shared folder. It’s a .MSI installer and that makes the deployment much easier.
Create Pulseway Application in SCCM
In this step, we will create a new application for Pulseway in SCCM. Launch the ConfigMgr console and go to Software Library > Application Management > Applications. Right click Applications and select Create Application.
Select the application type as Windows Installer (*.msi file) and specify the location of Pulseway agent. Click Next.
The application information is now imported from the .msi file. Click Next.
Specify additional information about Pulseway agent on General Information window. Click Next.
On the Completion window, click Close.
Deploy Pulseway Agent using SCCM
Let’s deploy Pulseway agent using SCCM now. Right click Pulseway application and click Deploy. On the General window, click Browse and select the SCCM device collection to which you want to deploy the Pulseway agent. Click Next.
You must distribute the application content to distribution points. So click the Add button and select the distribution points to which the content must distribute. Click Next.
On the Deployment Settings window, select the action as Install and purpose as available. With these settings, we ensure the application is shown in software center for installation. The user must install the application manually.
In case you want the agent to be installed automatically, select the purpose as Required. Click Next.
Specify the user experience for the installation of Pulseway agent on your devices. Click Next.
On the Alerts and Summary window click Next and on Completion window, click Close. We have successfully deployed the Pulseway agent application to device collection using SCCM.
On the client computer, launch the software center. Select Applications and from the list of apps, select Pulseway application. Click Install to begin the Pulseway agent installation.
The agent installs without any issues and I have tested it on more than 5 computers. Post the agent installation, you should see the Pulseway manager icon on the desktop. The agent requires a sign-in before you perform any further tasks.