Documentation Version: er2.0.28-docs-1.1

Windows Agent

There are two versions of the Windows Node Agent:

Node Agent

Description

Microsoft Windows (32/64-bit) Node Agent For normal operation. Scans Targets that are not databases.
Microsoft Windows(32/64-bit) Node Agent with database runtime components Includes database runtime components that allow scanning Microsoft SQL Server, DB2, and Oracle databases without installing additional drivers or configuring DSNs.

Install the Windows Node Agent with database runtime components if you intend to run scans on Microsoft SQL Server, DB2, or Oracle databases.

You must download the Node Agent that matches the computing architecture of the database that you want to scan. For example, to scan a 64-bit Oracle Database, you must download and run the 64-bit Windows Node Agent with database runtime components.
To scan databases without using a Node Agent with database runtime components, you must install the correct ODBC drivers and set up a DSN on the host where your scanning Node Agent resides.

Installation

  1. On your Web Console, go to DOWNLOADS > NODE AGENT DOWNLOADS and download the appropriate Windows Node Agent installer.
  2. If there is a previous version of the Node Agent installed, remove it first.
  3. Run the downloaded installer and click Next >.
  4. Read the EULA and click Next > to accept and continue the installation.
  5. To install the Node Agent, select Install.
  6. While the Node Agent is being installed, the installer prompts you to configure your Node Agent to connect to the Master Server.
    1. Fill in the fields and click Test Connection.
    2. Click Finish to complete the installation.

Upgrade Node Agents

See Agent Upgrade for more information.

UNINSTALL THE NODE AGENT

To uninstall the Node Agent:

  1. In the Control Panel, go to Programs > Programs and Features.
  2. Search for Enterprise Recon 2 Agent in the list of installed programs.
  3. Right click on Enterprise Recon 2 Agent, select Uninstall, and follow the wizard.

To uninstall the Node Agent from the command line, open the Command Prompt as Administrator and run:

wmic product where name="Enterprise Recon 2 Agent" uninstall

RESTART THE NODE AGENT

To restart the Node Agent, run the commands in Command Prompt as Administrator:

net stop "Enterprise Recon 2 Agent" #stops the Agent
net start "Enterprise Recon 2 Agent" #starts the Agent