Configuration script parameters
The configuration script mst_gen.vbs creates an .mst file (known as a transform, a modification, or a modification file) for the installation package of an Acronis component, such as Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Agent for Windows.
By using the transform together with the installation package, you can install the component in the unattended mode, either by running the installation package manually or by deploying it through Group Policy.
The following is the complete syntax of the configuration script:
The script parameters are the following.
Specifies a full path to the component’s installation package. Enter a local path, such as D:\folder\AcronisAgentWindows.msi; or a universal naming convention (UNC) path, such as \\server\folder\AcronisAgentWindows.msi.
Specifies that the component will be installed for the current user only, rather than for all users on a machine.
This parameter is not effective for components that run as services: Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Agent for Windows, Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Management Server, and Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Storage Node.
Avoid using this parameter when installing the component through Group Policy, because the “current user” in such installation is typically a system account.
Specifies the folder where to install the component. Without this parameter, the component will be installed to the default folder: %ProgramFiles%\Acronis\BackupAndRecovery
The following parameters are effective only when installing Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Agent for Windows.
Specifies the license key to use when installing the package. A license key is a sequence of letters and numerals separated by dashes. Enter the license key exactly, including the dashes.
When upgrading from Acronis True Image Echo, specifies the license key for that edition. Use this parameter with the /serial parameter.
If the license keys are stored on Acronis License Server, use the /license_server parameter instead.
Specifies the name or IP address of the machine where Acronis License Server is installed.
When using this parameter, also specify the /product parameter.
Specifies the code of your edition of Acronis Backup & Recovery 10.
The codes are the following:
Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server: AS
Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server SBS Edition: SBS
Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Workstation: AW
Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server Virtual Edition: VE
Specifies that the agent will be installed for online backup only, with local management capability. Neither license key nor license server is required.
Specifies that the agent will be installed for online backup only, with local, centralized, and remote management capability. Neither license key nor license server is required.
/account User_Name Password
Specifies the user name and password of the user account under which Acronis Managed Machine Service will run on the machines. The user account must have appropriate privileges, as described in Specifying credentials for Acronis services. Separate the name of the domain and the account by a backslash, as in: mydomain\User
Without this parameter, the agent will run under the default account: Acronis Agent User
/remote_users User1 User2 … UserN
Specifies the user names that will be added to the Acronis Remote Users group.
With this parameter, only the specified users will be added to the group. Separate the user names by spaces.
Without this parameter, all members of the Administrators group on the particular machine will be added to the group.
Members of the Acronis Remote Users group are allowed to connect to the agent remotely.
Specifies the name or IP address of the Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Management Server. With this parameter, the machine will be registered on the management server after the installation is complete.
/ams_user Admin_Name Password
Specifies the name and password of a user who is a member of the Acronis Centralized Admins group on the management server. Use this parameter with the /ams_address parameter.
Specifies whether the machine will participate in the Customer Experience Program.
With this parameter, information about the hardware configuration, the most and least used features and about any problems will be automatically collected from the machine and sent to Acronis on a regular basis. The terms of participation can be found on the Acronis Web site.