Windows preparation for Archer Install
Recently, I've started looking into Archer administration automation and looking into options to simplify Archer installation.
For now, I've created PowerShell DSC for web role and want to share with you.
First, generate configuration (MOF) file:
Script import to PowerShell
ArcherWebApp_PreInstall -Server localhost
Execution of script function, where we are defining for which server to create configuration
This generated directory ArcherWebApp_PreInstall with localhost.mof file. Copy this directory to target server.
On target server run:
Start-DscConfiguration -Path .\ArcherWebApp_PreInstall -Wait -Verbose
This will check/install all Windows components required for Archer Web role.
After that I'm installing Archer itself.
After Archer installation, I run second configuration, which have settings for app pool, web app etc.
As we already used DSC configuration, now I need to use -Force option
Start-DscConfiguration -Path .\ArcherWebApp -Wait -Verbose -Force
What are yours best practices/ways to install Archer?
Added an idea of automated archer install if anyone interested:
- Community Thread
- Forum Thread
- powershell dsc
- RSA Archer
- RSA Archer Suite
- Tips and Tricks