Windows: Install via the wizard

How to set up our agent-based internal scanning solution to protect Windows devices in your internal network

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Written by Naomi Purvis
Updated over a week ago

Make sure you run all commands as Admin.

For group deployment, have a read of this article.

Please note, each machine must have a unique device name; if you use the same name as an existing internal target, it won't link.

Step 1: Download the agent installer (but don't launch it)

1. Head to the targets page > select Add target > Internal Targets

2. Choose between a Single agent deployment (providing instructions and a link to download the agent for the machine) or Mass deployment (providing the parameters you need for your installation script).


If choosing Single Agent deployment:

3. Enter the details for the machine you wish to scan:

  • πŸ‘‰ Operating System

  • πŸ‘‰ Operating System version

  • πŸ‘‰ Your device name (this must be unique and contain only letters, numbers or hyphens)

  • πŸ‘‰ (optional) Add any tag(s)

➑️ Hit 'Download agent'

You should see something similar to this:

Step 2: Run the command

πŸ‘‰ Wait for the agent to download (don't open the installer)

πŸ‘‰ Open Command Prompt (as Admin), change to the directory that you downloaded the installer to. If you don't know, then take a look at this section of our Troubleshooting article

πŸ‘‰ Copy the command and run it

Step 3: Reboot the machine

You should see something like this pop up:

What do the statuses mean?

You may notice an amber status under the Latest Activity column, like this:

This status gives an insight into the current status of the installation or linking process.

Status Message


Added. Awaiting agent.

The target has been added to the Intruder portal but the agent is not yet linked and reporting back from the target.

Agent unlinked/uninstalled.

The agent has been unlinked or removed from the target, this would indicate something has happened locally on the target to remove the connection to Intruder.

If you have any trouble, please click the button below:

Note: Internal vulnerability scanning is only available to users with a Pro, Premium or Vanguard plan.

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