hi there is a application in which app owner wants the application as following way 

1-Must be able to install in the SYSTEM context,

2. Must be a fully automated installation,,

3. Must be completely silent

4. Must not popup windows or dialog boxes,,

5. Must not issue a system reboot,,

6. Must be on the local Distribution Point of the site receiving the application.

how w e can do it? i know for complete silent installation the switch used is qn, but what abt rest of the requirements?

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It would be useful to know the name and version of the application as it may be in the software knowledgebase on this site already or someone would have packaged it for their clients.  Set the property REBOOT with a value ReallySuppress which will suppress your reboot issue

Answered 10/19/2012 by: oreillyr
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Assuming that you're talking about a vendor supplied MSI then:

 

1.SYSTEM context - this is down to your deployment method, generally MSI installers don't have an issue installing in this context.

2. Must be a fully automated installation - Create a response transforms (MST) to answer any installation prompts with your packaging tool.

3. Must be completely silent - assuming the vendor hasn't put any weird custom actions in that cause pop-ups /qn should cover it.

4. Must not popup windows or dialog boxes - if it's by vendor design then there isn't much you can do about this, unless you want to delve deep to work out why they are there and perform the same action by other silent means.

5. Must not issue a system reboot - add REBOOT=ReallySuppress to your MST.

6. Must be on the local Distribution Point of the site receiving the application - This is down to your deployment method, SCCM could handle this action as required.

 

If it is not a vendor MSI, then create your installer with your desired options.

 

Thanks,

 

Dunnpy

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Answered 10/19/2012 by: dunnpy
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  • thanks dunnpy thats very important information
  • one more question dunnpy what is the difference between vendor supplied msi and regular msi? each time i am confused when i have given a msi.
  • A vendor MSI has been created by a software vendor and provided to install their software. The other type of MSI is one that you've created using your packaging toolset (Wise, InstallShield).
    You don't modify a vendor MSI - you use an MST to customise the installation, but if you've created the MSI you can modify it to your hearts content.
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Are you using SCCM for deployment? or something else?
Answered 10/19/2012 by: jagadeish
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  • hi jagdish i am not the sccm guy but they want the application to be according to OSD standards which are mentioned above...
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