The Watchdog Agent for Desktop can be installed and activated on your Windows PC by remote access or using Watchdog’s self-installation features.
Refer to the article below if you receive an email asking you to download and activate the Watchdog Agent for Desktop. Note that root access is not required for installation.
Step 1: Receive the Watchdog Agent Activation email
Check your email for the Watchdog Agent activation email containing a link to download the Watchdog Agent and a one-time activation token. Contact your Watchdog admin if you did not receive this email.
Step 2: Click Download Watchdog Agent
Your browser will open to theof the Watchdog websites. The download page defaults to your operating system, and installation instructions are also included on the page.
Step 3: Browser download alert Windows will display a download alert window. Click Run
Step 4: Security warning
The download may trigger a Windows security warning.
Step 5: Launch Watchdog from the applications directory
Step 6: Enter the Activation Token
Step 7: Confirm the primary location and start the agent
Watchdog automatically finds the agent’s location. However, you may input the primary location where the PC is most often used if you wish. Enter the street and city. The Watchdog Agent will anonymize your location to the nearest city or county. You can check the found location later in settings and change the location at any time.
Step 8: Activation success
Step 9: View settings
Click the settings tab. The Watchdog Agent display name, agent ID, project name, group, and the primary address are listed. Edit the address if needed.
Automatic updates is checked by default. The agent software is updated periodically and requires no further action.