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 is a wizard that assists Configuration Manager with deployment of 1E clients, guiding you through common settings for clients and deployments.

MultiExcerptName1E Client Deployment Assistant


1E Client Deployment Assistant (CDA) was previously known as 1E Endpoint Agent Installation Solution Accelerator (EAISA) or Endpoint Agent Installer (EAI).


It creates the following:

  • a MST transform file for each MSI containing your chosen settings 
  • optionally creates applications and packages in Configuration Manager - although this is optional you must have a connection to a Configuration Manager site
  • optionally creates deployments and collections for the applications
  • optionally distributes source files to Distribution Points
  • an answer file which records the chosen settings (the wizard uses a template answer file which controls the default settings seen in the wizard).

1E Client Deployment Assistant (CDA) is provided as a zip which you extract on a computer that has the Configuration Manager console installed. Windows ADK (with WinPE add-on) is also required locally if CDA is used to configure a deployment of PXE Everywhere.

To start the CDA wizard, run 1EClientDeploymentAssistant.exe which prompts for the following: