The following picture has a number of tips regarding the use of Apple Remote Desktop to deploy the Monitoring Client.
Here we see that installation can be handled with a single command, sent as root.
- The first command uses defaults write to set the Group in place.*
- The following command downloads the installer (which is about 600k) and saves it to /tmp
- Then installer is invoked to finish the deployment.
- Finally, the source pkg is removed.
This command can be saved as a Template in Apple Remote Desktop, allowing on-demand deployment of the latest client whenever the need arises.
To the left, below the Scanner in the list, we've saved the Send UNIX Command, making installation a drag-and-drop action for any Mac running 10.5 or later.
Get Your Custom Remote Desktop Script
Visit: https://app.monitoringclient.com/installers/mac#scripted and scroll to Scripted Background Installation to get your customized script.
Fill in the desired group name then copy the text for use in Remote Desktop.