NSClient on Windows 2008 R2 Core


The windows core edition does not have any real windows GUI and therefore the MSI-package needs to be installed using the console.

This guide also applies to Window 2008 Hyper-V Server.


To install the NSClient agent first copy the MSI-package to the local disk.

run the following command:

msiexec /i "Path\PackageName"

You will get a warning message "Warning 1909. Could not create shurtcut Documentation.lnk"

This is OK.

As you perhaps knows the agent doesn't always start, to start the service:

net start nsclientpp


msiexec /x "Path\PackageName"