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It is possible to deploy multiple Verba Desktop Agents with Group Policy using pre-created registry and certificate files.

Stage 1:

Install and configure a Verba Desktop Agent the regular way, using the Configuring the Verba Desktop Agent article.

Stage 2:

Step 1 - Log into the desktop where the Desktop Agent is installed.

Step 2 - Open the Start menu, type "regedit" and press Enter. The Registry Editor opens. Go to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Verba node. Right-click on the Verba key, then select Export.

Step 3 - Save the registry to a file.

Stage 3:

Step 1 - Log into the Verba Web Interface and go to the System \ Request Server Certificate menu.

Step 2 - Provide a Subject and a Password for the certificate.

Step 3 - Click on the Generate button.

Step 4 - In the upper right corner click on the Download CA Certificate link.

Stege 4:

Step 1 - Create a new network share which is accessible to everyone, and put all files there (.cer, .pfx, .reg), and the VerbaDesktop.msi installer.

Step 2 - Create a .bat file using the template below:

certutil -addstore -enterprise Root \\share\Verba-CA.cer
certutil -f -p your_password_here -importpfx \\share\verba_desktopagent.pfx
msiexec /i \\share\VerbaDesktop.msi /L*V /quiet
reg import \\share\desktop.reg
sc restart verbaagent
sc restart verbasysmon
sc restart verbastorage
sc restart VerbaScreenController

Step 3 - Change the filenames and the certificate password.

Step 4 - Create a new Group Policy for running the .bat file on startup, based on the following guide:

Alternatively, the .bat file can be executed manually.

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