Ok I confirmed that a required software policy will work with the above syntax. Here’s what you need to do:
- Create a new Required Software Policy for Windows
- For the Package Name, use CrowdStrike Windows Sensor and for the Version I used 5.23.10504.0
- Upload the WindowsSensor.exe as the Installation File (you download that from your Crowdstrike console)
- For the installation command use:
.\WindowsSensor.exe /install /quiet /norestart CID=<checksummed customer ID>
and put in your CID that you would also get from your Crowdstrike console.
Note that this only works for an initial deployment, and it’s assuming you don’t have a previous version of the Crowdstrike agent installed. Once you’ve deployed the agent then it will auto-update on its own. You can then disable the policy after the deployment is complete, or only apply it to new devices that you add to your network, as you don’t need it trying to reinstall over the top if the version number changes after the agent auto-updates.
Let me know if that does the trick!