I've been reading the deployment notes on the appdeploy site for AR6, and I'm curious as to if theres a command line variable for the installdir, as I want to deploy the package to the D: as opposed to C: - I'm not MST expert, and it seems hard to change the INSTALLDIR path, or maybe I'm just dumb.
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No, you are correct. You can set INSTALLDIR at the command line as well as any public property (identifed by being written in all capitol letters):

msiexec /i <msifilepath> INSTALLDIR="D:\Program Files\App"

Unless you also want to specify an alternate path you can set the root drive alone. By default, Windows Installer installs all applications to the local drive with the most free space- to override this behaviour, use the ROOTDRIVE property:

msiexec /i <msifilepath> ROOTDRIVE="D:\"
Answered 11/24/2003 by: bkelly
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Ah excellent, i was hoping it was something this simple.

Would have tested before posting but I broke landesk on thursday ( some initialization type error ) and i want to be able to deploy some packages asap.
Answered 11/25/2003 by: Ap0kalipSe
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to all the lurkers reading this. I found this page very helpful:

Adobes Deployment Page for Acrobat

There you can download the InstallShield Tuner for Acrobat 6, which enables you to easily generate a .mst file by running the original setup in a wizard. Comes with sufficient documentation as well and works for the complete range of Acrobat 6 products. (Reader, Elements and the full Acrobat).


Answered 01/29/2004 by: KPrinz
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I tried using that, but it was a bit of an arse, i found the mst referenced on the bottom of the package notes for AR6, and using installdir="XXX" suited my need sto a T.

Successfully deploye to over 100 XP SP 1 desktops and various servers.
Answered 01/29/2004 by: Ap0kalipSe
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