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From Anshul Gangwar <>
Subject RE: Distributing Remote Agents
Date Fri, 03 Jan 2014 11:17:44 GMT
In ACS we can use command line way of installing agent on Hyper-V.

I have already written code for creating installer using Wix. 

For both one has to follow steps at

-----Original Message-----
From: Donal Lafferty [] 
Sent: Friday, January 03, 2014 3:47 PM
Subject: Distributing Remote Agents

In the same way that the KVM agent is packaged for distribution, an installer is required
for the Hyper-V agent.

The open-source candidate for creating this installer is WiX (

While open-source, it's not clear that WiX works or runs in an environment other than Windows.

Does this mean that the installer should be in a separate repo?

From: Donal Lafferty []
Sent: 02 January 2014 16:43
To: Paul Angus;; Anshul Gangwar
Subject: RE: Hyper-V agent

I agree that we need a distro for the agent.

Based on what KVM does, what is the pattern for distributing non-Java agents?


From: Paul Angus []
Sent: 02 January 2014 15:12
To: Donal Lafferty;<>; Anshul
Subject: Hyper-V agent

Happy New Year Everyone,

Is there somewhere I can download the hyper-v cloudagent (AgentShell.exe) rather than needing
to build a windows development environment to build it.  + what's the longer term plan? I
can't see Microsoft house sysadmins being willing to build their own agents in order to use


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