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Most Common Setup Type
Legacy Setup with command line support
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Most Commonly Reported Deployment Method
Repackaged (to a proprietary Format)
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Novell Client 2 SP2 (IR3) or 2 SP3 (IR1a) for Windows 7

New installation:

  • First do manual install of the client to a standard pc. Set all the required properties to suite your org need.
  • Reboot.
  • go to installer folder's \admin folder run nciman.exe (for 32 bit pcs or nciman64.exe)
  • Click Import Registry button.
  • Click Save and name is Properties.txt
  • Now edit the Install.ini file from the root of setup.exe
  • Set:
DisplayLanguageSelection=No
DefaultLanguageSelection=ENGLISH
DisplayLicenseAgreement=No
DisplayInitialDialog=No
DisplayBackground=No
CreateSystemRestorePoint=Yes (or No up to u)
ForceReboot=No
DisplayRebootDialog=Yes (To give user choice to Reboot)
DisplayUpgradeDialog=No (if you are upgrading)
DisplayUpdateDialog=No....
or Any thing that you think will suppress any kind of user interaction.
  • Save
  • Now installer is ready to run setup /NCPF:Properties.txt /L:"ENGLISH"
  • Also do following before running the install to suppress:

    “Would you like to install this device software” Prompt

http://www.migee.com/2010/09/24/solution-for-unattendedsilent-installs-and-would-you-like-to-install-this-device-software/
Actually I did run this after following the above steps to export the NovellClient.cer:

certutil -addstore -f "TrustedPublisher" NovellClient.cer


 

Setup Information:
Setup Type: Legacy Setup with command line support
Deployment Method Used: Vendor Provided Command Line (answer file driven)
Deployment Difficulty: Average
Platform(s): Windows
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Command Line
Novell Client software is installed by setupnw.exe

The setupnw.exe installation process can be modified by two different command line switches:

/U: Applies client settings and modifies install behavior based on settings in a specified configuration (unattend) file created by Novell Client Install Manager (nciman.exe). For more information, see Creating the Configuration File (Unattend File).

/ACU: Directs setupnw.exe to perform an upgrade of the currently installed client software only if the version to be installed is a later one.

/ACU and /U can be specified together at the command line.

K1000 deployment example-
1. Create an unattend file using nciman.exe (Located on a machine that has the client installed, at the client install location. Usually C:\novell or %Programfiles%\Novell\Client)
2. ZIP the unattend file and all installer contents together.
3. Upload ZIP to K1000 and create a Managed install. Choose configure manually. Command line will be
setupnw.exe /U:Unattend.txt
Setup Information:
Setup Type: unspecified
Deployment Method Used: unspecified
Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
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