The Client API Tester

On Windows systems you can use the BigFix Client API Tester to test your queries to the BigFix Client via the Client Compliance API. The results are not immediate; the BigFix Client will process and prioritize accordingly.

To install the Client API Tester unzip the following file and run the EXE file.

The following figure shows the Client API Tester User Interface:

CC API Tester

Before using the Client API Tester, ensure that:

  • The "InstallLocation" registry entry has the correct location of the BigFix Client, for example: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall{BF7023BC-319B-4FE1-B569-C854A19F81F8}\InstallLocation"
  • The Registry entry is not empty and has a value similar to "C:\Program Files\BigFix Enterprise\BES Client".