Installing the MBAM 2.5 Server Software

This topic describes how to install the Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) 2.5 Server software by using the Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring Setup wizard or by using command-line parameters. Repeat the server installation process for each server on which you are configuring MBAM 2.5 Server features. After you finish the installation, see Configuring the MBAM 2.5 Server Features for steps about configuring the Server features.

Before you start Description

Review the MBAM 2.5 planning information

Read how to get log files

By default, log files are created in the local computer’s %temp% folder. To write the log files to a specific location rather than to the %temp% folder, use the /log <location> argument.

Additional events might be logged in Event Viewer in the MBAM-Setup or MBAM-Web nodes under Applications and Services Logs > Microsoft > Windows. For example, if you uninstall MBAM, the uninstaller will also uninstall the MBAM-Setup and MBAM-Web logs in EventViewer.

Installing the MBAM 2.5 Server software by using the Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring Setup wizard

Use these steps to install the MBAM Server software by using the Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring Setup wizard.

To install the MBAM 2.5 Server software by using the wizard

  1. On the server where you want to install MBAM, run MBAMserversetup.exe to start the Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring Setup wizard.

  2. On the Welcome page, click Next.

  3. Read and accept the Microsoft Software License Agreement, and then click Next to continue the installation.

  4. Choose whether to use Microsoft Update when you check for updates, and then click Next.

  5. Choose whether to participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program, and then click Next.

  6. To start the installation, click Install.

  7. To configure the server features after the MBAM Server software finishes installing, select the Run MBAM Server Configuration after the wizard closes check box. Alternatively, you can configure MBAM later by using the MBAM Server Configuration shortcut that the server installation creates on your Start menu.

  8. Click Finish.

Installing the MBAM 2.5 Server software by using a Command Prompt window

At a command prompt, type a command similar to the following command to install the MBAM Server software.

MbamServerSetup.exe MBAMServerInstall.log
CEIPENABLED=True OPTIN_FOR_MICROFOST_UPDATES=True INSTALLDIR=c:\mbaminstall

The following table describes the command-line parameters for installing the MBAM 2.5 Server software.

Parameter Parameter value Description

CEIPENABLED

True False

True - participate in the Customer Improvement Experience Program, which helps Microsoft identify which MBAM features to improve.

False – do not participate in the Customer Improvement Experience Program.

OPTIN_FOR_MICROSOFT_UPDATES

True False

True - use Microsoft Update to keep your computer secure and up-to-date for Windows and other Microsoft products, including MBAM.

False – do not use Microsoft Update

INSTALLDIR

<Path>

Location where you want to install MBAM.

Example:

INSTALLDIR=c:\mbaminstall

FORCE_UNINSTALL

True False

True - continue the process of uninstalling MBAM, even if any features fail to be removed.

False (default) if the uninstallation custom action fails to remove an added MBAM Server feature, the uninstallation fails, and MBAM remains installed.

In both instances, any features that were successfully removed during the attempt to uninstall MBAM stay removed.

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Deploying MBAM 2.5

Configuring the MBAM 2.5 Server Features