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I'm in Windows XP enviroment and I have at least 2 application which requires Direct X 9.0 update. These updates are included with installation media, and the problem is, when I create several programs for package, and I need to run direct X installation silently, it doesn't work. DXSETUP /silent works in local command promt of computer, but not in SCCM's program command line. It usually returns error -9. As well, there is no errors in local application log of computer, when sccm returns that error code.

Please help how to make direct x silent installation work in sccm enviroment.
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Hi yannara! I don't use SCCM but ZENworks. But the base is the same. I deploy DirectX by doing this.

1- I configure everything that follow to launch at the login of the user, once per computer. Otherwise I kept getting the same errors that you have right now.
2- Upload to the clients the dxwebsetup.exe (DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer)
3- Launch with administrator rights the command: C:\Temp\DXwebSetup.exe /c:"DXwSetup.exe /windowsupdate" /q /r:n
4- Delete the dxwebsetup.exe file
5- I create an entry in the registry to be able to detect if I already launch DirectX on this computer before. (I'm still trying here to figure out a better way to detect which version of DirectX is present on the pc)

It's far from perfect but it get the job done anyway! Hope it helps!
Answered 03/20/2011 by: GBoucher
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I managed to install Direct X silently in SCCM by enabling "allow user interact" option in program, whish runs command DXSETUP.exe /silent
Answered 03/21/2011 by: yannara
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I don't know why some installers are picky about this. I hate it when you have to enable "user interaction required" (or "allow user interaction") for an installer that doesn't visibly interact with the user.
Answered 03/22/2011 by: mazessj
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Only one negative issue I can figure of user interaction is that it won't work with OSD task sequence then. But positive thing about it, is that you can see errors in interface of silent parameters, if user interaction is included. Like with Direct X, I first tried /passive and when executing sccm program in test machine, I got message that this switch is not supported.
Answered 03/27/2011 by: yannara
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I managed to get this to work in SCCM TS using the step outlined in post 8.

http://itninja.com/question/gnu,-freeware-and-shareware-programs-to-cloning8389&mpage=1&key=&#57810

If you need further help let me know.

Thanks
Answered 03/29/2011 by: Killragtshirts
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