Install Wazuh agent on Windows


You will need administrator privileges to perform this installation.

The first step to installing the Wazuh agent on a Windows machine is to download the Windows installer from the packages list. Once this is downloaded, the Windows agent can be installed in one of two ways:

Using the GUI

To install the Windows agent from the GUI, run the downloaded file and follow the steps in the installation wizard. If you are not sure how to respond to some of the prompts, simply use the default answers.

Once installed, the agent uses a graphical user interface for configuration, opening the log file or starting and stopping the service.

By default, all agent files will be found in: C:\Program Files(x86)\ossec-agent.


Now that the agent is installed, the next step is to register and configure it to communicate with the manager. For more information about this process, please visit the user manual.

Using the command line

To install the Windows agent from the command line, run the installer using the following command (the /q argument is used for unattended installations):

wazuh-agent-3.6.1-1.msi /q

You can automate the agent registration with authd using the following parameters:

Option Description
APPLICATIONFOLDER Sets the installation path. Default C:Program Files (x86)ossec-agent.
ADDRESS Specifies the managers IP address or hostname. This option also accepts a list of IPs or hostnames separated by semicolons.
SERVER_PORT Specifies the managers connection port.
PROTOCOL Sets the communication protocol between the manager and the agent. Accepts UDP and TCP. Default is UDP.
AUTHD_SERVER Specifies the Authd IP address.
AUTHD_PORT Specifies the Authd connection port.
PASSWORD Sets the Authd password.
NOTIFY_TIME Sets the time between manager checks.
TIME_RECONNECT Sets the time in seconds until a reconnection attempt.
CERTIFICATE Specifies th certificate path.
AGENT_NAME Designates the agent’s name. By default will be the computer name.
/l installer.log Generates a log of the installation process.
/l*v installer.log Generates a log of the installation process, including verbose messages.

Usage example:

wazuh-agent-3.6.1-1.msi /q ADDRESS="" AUTHD_SERVER="" PASSWORD="TopSecret" AGENT_NAME="W2012"


Unattended installations must be run with administrator permissions.