x360Sync - Silently Install and Register the Desktop Client (OS X)

Written By Tami Sutcliffe (Super Administrator)

Updated at March 31st, 2021


An OS X desktop client can be installed in unattended mode (silently) by running the executable file from the OS X console.

Install a Desktop Client in Unattended Mode

First, the desktop client must be installed. The following arguments can be used to control the installation process: 

--help Display the list of valid options
--version Display product information
--unattendedmodeui Unattended Mode UI
Default: none
Allowed: none, minimal, minimalwithdialogs

Installation option file


Debug information level of verbosity
Default: 2
Allowed: 0 1 2 3 4

--mode Installation mode
Default: qt
Allowed: qt osx text unattended
--debugtrace Debug file name
--installer-language Language selection
Default: en
Allowed: en de fr pt_BR
--prefix Installation directory
--host Host: do not include http or https protocol; do not include port number, if applicable

The following example will install the OS X desktop client silently:

1. Locate the downloaded file.

2. Double-click the downloaded file to unpackage it.

3. Launch the console, and navigate to the location of the installation package. For example, if the installation package exists in the Downloads folder, run the following command:  

cd Downloads/

4. Run the executable file from the command-line using the following arguments, making sure to replace the bold text with information appropriate to the specific environment: 

Note: You should not rename the downloaded executable file when conducting a silent installation. The name of the executable file determines both branding settings and the current version of the desktop client. If you alter the name of the executable file, branding settings will not be reflected, and the current version of the desktop client will not be installed. 

./SyncedTool_OrganizationA.syncedtool.com_15059- --mode unattended  

Register a Desktop Client in Unattended Mode

After the desktop client is installed, you can register the tool to the appropriate user account.

Note: You must stop the SyncedToolAgent process before registering the desktop client, as outlined in the steps below.

1. From the command line, run the following command to stop the SyncedToolAgent process.

killall SyncedToolAgent

2. With the SyncedToolAgent process stopped, run the following command, making sure to replace the bold text with information appropriate to the specific user account:

Open Applications/Synced\ Tool.app/ --args --register --user 'test@example.com' --password 'Test12345'

Uninstall a Desktop Client in Unattended Mode 

1. Launch the console and run the following argument from the installation directory. For example, if the installation directory exists in Applications, run the following argument:

/Applications/Anchor\ Sync.app/Contents/Resources/uninstall.app/Contents/MacOS/installbuilder.sh --mode unattended

View Events in RMM Tools

You can use Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) tools to remotely install the desktop client across an organization.  

While there are many RMM solutions that allow you to manage deployments for your entire team (such as ConnectWise Automate or NinjaRMM), Axcient remains tool-agnostic.



Axcient Remote Workforce Best Practices