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Barracuda Web Security Agent
Barracuda Web Security Agent

Manual Local Deployment of Barracuda WSA from the Command Line

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For local installation from the command line on a remote PC, you can simply execute a one line command with options and arguments as shown below to immediately install the Barracuda WSA on the remote computer. To manually install the Barracuda WSA, at the command line, type something like the following all on one line. Examples using the .msi and .exe setup files follow.

BarracudaWSASetup.exe /s /v" /qn AUTH_KEY=<paste the auth key here with no brackets> SERVICE_URL=proxy.example.com”

Before beginning the installation, you must have:

  • the Authentication Key you created for the Barracuda WSA in the Barracuda Web Security Service Manager, and
  • the Barracuda Web Security Service Service Host URL that was provided to you by Barracuda Networks or your Barracuda Networks partner. You can also find the Service Host URL on the SUPPORT tab of the Barracuda Web Security Service Manager.

See Setting Up Your Barracuda Web Security Service Account if you don't have these yet.

The Barracuda WSA uses a Service Host URL provided on the SUPPORT tab of the Barracuda Web Security Service Manager. To find the SERVICE_URL value for the setup.bat installation file, log into the Barracuda Web Security Service Manager, select the SUPPORT tab, and retrieve the Service Host URL.

Command Line Examples

The following tables provide examples using the .exe and .msi installation files with various options, and Barracuda WSA configuration options listed in Configuration Options for the Barracuda Web Security Agent.

Table 1. Command line examples with EXE installer

File Type Example command (type all on one line) Comments
.exe

BarracudaWSASetup.exe /s /v” /qb SERVICE_MODE=1 AUTH_KEY=11111111111111  SERVICE_URL=ple1.proxy.purewire.com SERVICE_PORT=8080

/qb:   Shows the basic web interface installation boxes.
  BarracudaWSASetup.exe /s /v” /qn /lvmo SERVICE_MODE=1

AUTH_KEY=11111111111111

SERVICE_URL=ple1.proxy.purewire.com SERVICE_PORT=8080

/qn:   Doesn’t show web interface installation boxes.

/lvmo denotes level of logging.(1)

  BarracudaWSASetup.exe /s /v” /qn SERVICE_MODE=1

AUTH_KEY=11111111111111

SERVICE_URL=ple1.proxy.purewire.com SERVICE_PORT=8080 USER_MODE=1
/qn:   Doesn’t show web interface installation boxes.
USER_MODE=1:   Doesn’t show the icon in system tray (silent operation).
  BarracudaWSASetup.exe  /v” /qn SERVICE_MODE=1

AUTH_KEY=11111111111111

SERVICE_URL=ple1.proxy.purewire.com SERVICE_PORT=8080
/qn:   Doesn’t show web interface installation boxes.
Removing /s makes the InstallShield Wizard come up and show the “preparing to install” process. The wizard closes automatically.
 

BarracudaWSASetup.exe /s /v"/lvmo \setup.log /qn AUTH_KEY=122334455667 ALLOW_REMOVE=1 EXCEPTIONS=chrome.exe|safari.exe APPLICATIONS=explorer.exe|firefox.exe BYPASS=11.11.11.0;*.purewire.com;192.168.* ADS=1 PASSWORD=pass"

./lvmo sets the level of logging; this example writes a log file to the setup directory called setup.log.

(1) Note: See Windows InstallShield (.exe) documentation for information about command line options.

Table 2. Command line examples with MSI installer

You must have Microsoft .NET framework installed if you choose to install the Barracuda WSA using the MSI installation method. The MSI file does not install the.NET framework for you. If you do not install the .NET framework before you begin installation with the .MSI file, a message appears prompting you to download and install the .NET framework and then install the Barracuda WSA. For Microsoft .NET Framework and Windows version compatibility, see Requirements for the Barracuda Web Security Agent With Windows.


File type Example command (type all on one line) Comments
.msi, used with GPO msiexec.exe /i BarracudaWSASetup.msi /qn /lvmo SERVICE_MODE=1 SERVICE_URL=ple1.proxy.purewire.com SERVICE_PORT=8080  USER_MODE=1 

/qn:  Doesn’t show web interface installation boxes.

USER_MODE=1:   Doesn’t show the icon in system tray (silent operation).

/lvmo denotes level of logging.(1)

.msi, stored in an .mst file msiexec.exe /i BarracudaWSASetup.msi TRANSFORMS="myWSAConfig.mst" /qb /qb:   Shows the basic web interface installation boxes. Put the .mst file in your setup program directory.

(1) Note: See Windows Installer (.msi) documentation for information about command line options.

Arguments and Options

Use the following Windows arguments and options to control the configuration of the Barracuda WSA.

Arguments:

  • s runs Setup.exe in silent mode (no dialog boxes).
  • v passes the /qn (no UI) parameter to the installer, which runs the executable in silent mode.

For a list of configuration options you can control from the command line, see Configuration Options for the Barracuda Web Security Agent.

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