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Using MSI to install the Webroot Business Endpoint Protection agent

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Using MSI to install the Webroot Business Endpoint Protection agent
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This article applies to Webroot Business Endpoint Protection.

The Microsoft Installer (MSI) requires commands during installation, which apply the keycode and options that activate the Endpoint Protection installation mode. The MSI installer is interactive by default and requires the msiexec.exe option /qn to run an automated installation in the background.

Example of an MSI command:

msiexec /i wsasme.msi GUILIC=licensekey CMDLINE=SME,quiet /qn /l*v install.log

Note: In User Account Control (UAC) environments, the account used to run the installer must have local admin rights. You must run the installer from a process that has elevated privileges in UAC environments to prevent the endpoint user from seeing a UAC prompt.

To remove SecureAnywhere later:

To remove the Webroot Endpoint Protection software from the endpoint later, use the standard MSI command:

msiexec /x wsasme.msi /qn /L*v uninstall.log

More information on uninstalling via the MSI is available here.

To use an MSI editor:

If you use your own methods to deploy the Webroot software on endpoints, see the following information for commands you can pass to msiexec.exe during installation. More information on customizing the MSI can be found here.


The license key, with or without hyphens.

Note: If you don't provide a keycode, the installation will continue; however, the endpoint will not have a keycode associated with it and will not be protected. If you install without a keycode, you must uninstall the software and re-install to add it.

To prevent the uninstallation of the agent by end users from Add/Remove Programs.
  • A value of 1 prevents users from being able to remove via Add/Remove Programs
  • A value of 0 allows users to uninstall from Add/Remove Programs
You can also modify these commands directly, using an MSI editor such as Orca:
  • Set the CMDLINE property in the Property table to the appropriate value.
  • Set the GUILIC property in the Property table to your keycode.
  • Set the ARPNOREMOVE property in the Property table to the appropriate value.
More information on deployment is available in our User Guide.

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