"Packaged" Endpoint Installer
Desperately need you to bring back the full offline installer. Deploying the install amongst multiple endpoints is not feasible with our bandwidth.
The installer now supports an option to use a local installation source.
The KB has more details: https://community.sophos.com/kb/en-us/127045#Central%20Endpoint%20installer
The switch is:
As an indicator of the effect, during testing, we saw reductions from ~320MB of network traffic for an installation going down to ~2.2MB, though of course this will vary depending on components installed and different versions of the software.
I appreciate some people in the merged topics wanted a truly offline installer (no Internet connection available at all), or a “push install” utility, but we are not planning those currently.
Hopefully the reduced download size achieves the goal many people have of wanting to not affect a slow/heavily loaded Internet connection.
Please open/vote for requests on unaddressed topics, I will mark this one as “completed” based on the local install source feature being released.
Andreas Matthews commented
Definitely need this as we still have customers with very slow internet connections where it is not practical (or possible in server-less environments) to install a local update cache first.
Jonathan Haddock commented
Jonathan Haddock commented
Florian Pöthe commented
We have upcoming Windows 10 migrations and need an offline Installer since not everyone has the server Subscription to use the Update Cache function.
Create an offiline installer for Sophos Central for users in Low Bandwidth areas.
Baig Firoz commented
I Agree as deployment in a scattered environment were an initial Update is around 400+ MB can go negative in sense of Business.
Minhaj Khan commented
Agreed offline installer is very reliable & useful. Sophos should keep this
Sujoy Ghosh commented
It is always a necessary tool and will be useful in future also. Customer is having issues without this feature.
Agreed, this should have never been taken out of commission.
Roy Story commented
The thin deployment executable is problematic for most deployment strategies. Please provide a full packaged endpoint and server protection installer.
Nick Cuddemi commented
Is this the SophosInstall.exe you're referring to?
We need standalone installers back. Imagine situations were machine is vulnerable for many hours(it takes 4 hours in Tanzania) to complete installation.
Now with the new installer (Jan 2018) the support has dropped to buid a full installer. Unfortunately there is no alternative yet. Looking to hear from Sophos on a solution
I would add that this is not only for SCCM deployment but also in other scenarios (bad internet connection) very a important feature. Using Update Cache in this case is limited as it needs a Windows Server
Bram Peters commented
We need a Sophos Central Endpoint Protection (with InterceptX) FULL offline installer. We use USB Media to deploy Windows 10 to Endpoint which are at that time not connected to a network/the internet. It would also be nice if the date expiration check of the installer is customizable or could be disabled.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Danie de Jager commented
An installation does not take 10 minutes as stated by the installer. Especially when troubleshooting an installation issue it takes too long to run the normal installer.
thomas yiegs commented
Hello, Please would you add a downloadable full package installer on the console. We are facing major challanges creating the offline installer as decribed on this article https://community.sophos.com/kb/en-us/121318
The online installer has challenges installing since majority of our clients have low internet speed, hence even doing a simple POC for them to see the product in action ends up failing
Felix Goh commented
Sophos offline installer needs to support factory reimaging.
How can any large customer even think of using when we have to rebuild and give hardware vendors for factory reimaging when sophos cannot do what other major competitor supports..
This is a huge disappointment, i've worked with other AV vendors and they all supported this (their agent always auto updates to the latest client and AV signatures on 1st update). Making endpoint deployment a a breeze with custom factory integration with Dell or Lenovo..
thanks and i hope to see something like this come up soon.