📄️ Windows Agent Installation Prerequisites
Complete the following steps before you install the Windows agent.
📄️ Obtain an Access Token for the Windows Agent
The Lacework agent requires a valid access token to successfully authenticate with the Lacework server (API endpoint). You can use the Lacework Console to create a new access token or use an existing access token.
📄️ Download the Windows Agent Installer
You can download the Windows agent installer from the Lacework Console or the Lacework Windows Agent GitHub Repository.
🗃️ Install the Windows Agent
📄️ Verify the Windows Agent Installation
Perform the following checks to see if the Windows agent successfully installed.
📄️ Use a Network Proxy for Windows Agent Traffic
The Lacework Windows agent supports transparent HTTP proxies. When you install the agent in a Windows environment with a proxy configured, the agent attempts a connection through the configured proxy server automatically. If connections still fail, or you want to use a specific proxy for the agent, you can do one of the following:
🗃️ Add Custom Agent Tags
📄️ Add the Windows Agent as a Trusted Entity for Firewall and Antivirus Applications
Lacework recommends adding the agent as a trusted entity to the Windows firewall and antivirus applications on your host machine to reduce the scan duration and resource usage.
📄️ Configure Windows Agent Behavior in config.json File
When you install the Lacework Windows agent on a machine, a config.json file is created in the C:\ProgramData\Lacework\ directory. You can add properties to the config.json file to alter the agent behavior as described below.
📄️ Restart the Windows Agent
The config.json file that contains the settings for the Windows agent is located in the C:\ProgramData\Lacework\ directory. If you modify the file while the agent is running, you must restart the agent for the changes to take effect.
📄️ Upgrade the Windows Agent
Automatic Upgrade of Windows Agent
📄️ Uninstall the Windows Agent
If the Windows agent is installed on your host machine, uninstall the agent before you install another version of the agent.