Computer Associates Erwin Data Moduler

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1) Perform a setup capture from the downloaded version of CA ERwin.

2) Customize options before saving the .msi

3) Copy the .olf file from the installed machine to a
network share, keep it with your .msi
(the file can be located in c:\program files\CA\SharedComponents\CA_LIC\ca.olf)

4) Use basic command line options to install the package.
I use: %windir%\system32\msiexec.exe /i "\\File_Share_Path\CA AllFusion ERwin Data Modeler r7.msi" /qb!

note: this next step can be done many different ways.
I like to use a run script or batch file to copy the .olf
file as part of the job. You could use a custom
transform file to include the .olf to the specific dir.
Which in that case you would have to add the switch:
TRANSFORMS="\\path\file_name.mst"

In my case, I use Altiris to copy a file from "\\share"
to "C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\CA_LIC\ca.olf"
Overwrite an existing files that may reside.
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Please note you can not use the .olf file as part of the .msi package. For some reason the .olf file becomes corrupt during an msi install. My guess has something to do with encryption, since the .olf file is encrypted.

The .olf file is the license file created upon entering the product serial number at time of install. Be sure you copy the .olf file during the time of setup capture or installation of ERwin. Use this .olf file as a template to install from AD, Console or network share.
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Great information fpthree - these notes helped me out of jam. I utilized a VBScript (below) to copy ca.olf to the local computer.

After marking the "CA_LIC" folder for deletion on uninstall (in order to delete the ca.olf file) the uninstall failed. This script allows the uninstall to complete.

This script validates the existance of the directory structure and quits if it is not found (ie, during an uninstall). I had to do this allow the uninstall to execute without failing.

Create a custom action to call the VBScript in the Execute Deferred sequence between "PatchFiles" and "DuplicateFiles".

---------------script-------------
Option Explicit

Dim objFSO, objFileCopy, strFile
Dim strFilePath, strDestination

'Define the source file and path as well as the destination path
strFile = "ca.olf"
strFilePath = "\\location of the ca.olf License File\"
strDestination ="C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\CA_LIC\"


Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objFileCopy = objFSO.GetFile(strFilePath & strFile)

CheckForFilePath

'This Sub validates the existance of the destination folder. This Is
'required in order to allow the application to uninstall.
Sub CheckForFilePath
If objFSO.FolderExists(strDestination) Then
Call CopyLicenseFile
Else
WScript.Quit
end If
End Sub

Sub CopyLicenseFile
' Copy the file to its destination
objFileCopy.Copy (strDestination)
End Sub
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OK, here's what I did for this one...

First launch the ErwinSetup.exe file. Once the setup extraction has completed browse to '%DOCUMENTSANDSETTINGS\%USERNAME%\Local Settings\Temp' and locate the extracted 'CA ALLFUSION ERWIN DATA MODELER r7.MSI' file (133,406 KB). Copy this file to a safe location, then go ahead and complete the install. After the install has completed you must open the app and enter a license key to create the license file.
Now browse to 'C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\CA_LIC' and copy the 'ca.olf' license file to a safe location.

OK, now crack open your newly created 'CA ALLFUSION ERWIN DATA MODELER r7.MSI' with your favorite MSI editor (I use ORCA), browse to the Property table and add the following rows.

Property=COMPANYNAME
Value=YOUR COMPANY NAME

Property=USERNAME
Value=YOUR DESIRED USER NAME

Save the changes.

Now you can run the .MSI silently using /qn /norestart

Once the install completes copy the 'ca.olf' file to 'C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\CA_LIC' and you're good to go.

Uninstall string is:
MsiExec.exe /X{6A1AC134-3589-4F05-A117-E2AE68AC22D9} /qn /norestart
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Just a small note - if you are using Altiris (DS6.9) it doesn't work if you use the in built package deployment function - instead just use the script function and use the msiexec command line as stated above.

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Erwin Data Modeler r7.3

Silent Installation parameter:

_CAEDM73pr5-b1945.exe /v"/qn"/S

After installation you have to copy license file 'ca.olf' to C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\CA_LIC

copy /Y Path\ca.olf "C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\CA_LIC"

You can get the License file from "C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\CA_LIC" on installed and licensed machine.
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