Creating a silent install

Note: The IDex Agent installer can be obtained from your Smoothwall representative.

Note: If installing to a clean Windows-based device, that is, one that has not been assigned to a user yet, or has not connected to the Internet yet, you should launch the system browser (such as Internet Explorer or Edge) now before continuing.

You can create an unattended installation to deploy the IDex Client out to all network devices. This section only provides guidance for the IDex Client.

Create a script that includes: msiexec /i "path-to-installer.msi" SMOOTHWALLIP="host" SMOOTHWALLPORT="port" /quiet


  • path_to_installer is the full network path to the location of the relevant downloaded installation file.
  • host is the host name or IP address of the Smoothwall Filter and Firewall explicitly configured for communicating with the IDex Client.
  • port is the port number explicitly configured for the IDex interface.

Example: msiexec /i "\\mynetworkdrive\downloads\IDexClient_x64.msi" SMOOTHWALLIP="" SMOOTHWALLPORT="1080" /quiet

Note: You don't need to restart the device to complete the installation. Users won't see an icon in the system tray for the IDex Client.