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TDR Host Sensor Manual Installation

You can manually install a Host Sensor for Windows, Mac, or Red Hat Linux. After the initial installation, if Host Sensor Auto-Update is enabled in the General Settings page, Host Sensors for Windows and Mac update automatically when an update is available. The Host Sensor for Linux does not update automatically. You must manually update it.

If your network has an Active Directory server, you can use AD Helper to automate installation of Host Sensors on your Windows hosts. For more information, see TDR Host Sensor Automated Installation

For information about TDR Host Sensor OS compatibility, see the Threat Detection & Response Release Notes on the Fireware Release Notes page.

Download the Host Sensor Installer

You can manually download the Host Sensor installation file from the Hosts page or from the Host Sensors page in the TDR web UI. When you download the host sensor installer, you must also copy the Account ID and Controller ID address required to install the Host Sensor.

On the Host Sensor page you can also set the Age Off For Quarantined Files. This setting controls how long quarantined files remain on a host. For more information, see Configure the Age Off For Quarantined Files.

Manually Install the Host Sensor

After you download the Host Sensor installer to the host, run the installer.

Verify Host Sensor Status

The first time the Host Sensor sends a heartbeat to your Threat Detection and Response account, the host is added to your TDR account and appears in the Hosts list in the TDR web UI.

To verify the Host Sensor status:

  1. Select Devices > Hosts.

Screen shot of the Hosts page

  1. To verify that the Host Sensor is installed and operational, find the host in the list and review the Sensor Status column.

The icon in the Sensor Status column indicates the status of the Host Sensor on each host.

  • — Host Sensor is installed and operational
  • — Host Sensor is installed but has a problem
  • — Host Sensor is not communicating
  • — Host Sensor has shut down correctly
  • Paused icon — Host Sensor has protection paused
  • Host Contained icon — Host Sensor has contained the host

For more information about the Hosts page, see Manage TDR Hosts and Host Sensors.

See Also

TDR Host Sensor CLI and GPO Installation

Uninstall TDR Host Sensors

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