Step-by-step description of what happens when you choose to install an ManageEngine OS Deployer Agent through ManageEngine OS Deployer Management Console to a remote machine
When you choose to install an ManageEngine OS Deployer Agent on a remote machine through ManageEngine OS Deployer Management Console, the following procedure takes place:
(!) By default the Admin$ share is set to C:\Windows, but it can be reconfigured to a different folder or even deleted completely. One can check whether Admin$ share exists and what folder it is set to it with the use of the net share command in the Windows Command Line interface.
(!) The service is supposed to run under the user account one specified in the Remote Install Wizard. Sometimes however it fails to start under the specified account even though the correct username and password are provided. In this case one may receive The service did not start due to a logon failure (0xFFF0) or other similarly worded error message. The workaround is to manually change the Log on as setting for ManageEngine Install Service to Local System account and restart the service:
msi_setup.exe /msi-db:ManageEngineAgent.msi /silent /install:TrueImageAgent /ALLUSERS:1 /PIDKEY:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX"
(!) The directory in which this command will be executed is determined by the %SystemRoot% environment variable, which by default is set to C:\Windows (just like the Admin$ share). Also, just like the Admin$ share, the %SystemRoot% environment variable can be reconfigured to a different folder. One can check what folder the %SystemRoot% environment variable is currently set to with the use of the set command in the Windows Command Line interface.
If ManageEngine Install Service is unable to run the installation command, it returns to ManageEngine OS Deployer Management Console the following error code:
System cannot find the file specified (0xFFF0)
To troubleshoot this, one will need to:
If the remote computer runs Windows XP, the option Control panel -> Folder options -> View -> Use simple file sharing must be disabled on that computer.
If the remote computer runs Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or Windows 2003 Server, the option Control panel -> Windows Firewall -> Exceptions -> File and Printer Sharing must be enabled on that computer.