12/07/2006 4757 views
Ok this problem is really becoming an annoyance for me.

Im trying to install Lotus Notes 6.5.4 silently.

Lotus Notes you have to use the InstallShieldTuner to modify settings. So I modify them to my companies standards and create the transform file (.mst). I do a test run locally from a PC and it runs through fine, icons appear, shows up in Add/Remove programs, etc..

I run the exact same syntax through an Altiris DS job "msiexec /i \\Server\Software\Softwarename.msi" TRANSFORMS=\\Server\Sofware\softwarename.mst" ALLUSERS=1 /qn

Doesnt work. It installs fine, shows up under the right location, but no Icons appear and nothing shows up in Add/Remove programs.

If I take the silent tag off it (/qn) and the user see the GUI installation screens and they must click "next" a couple times, it installs fine and shows up in Add/Remove AND Icons appear.

Any thoughts or ideas?

Note* I have also edited the ALLUSERS property within the Tuner and still not working.
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Did you try doing ALLUSERS=2?
Answered 12/07/2006 by: whorn
Senior Yellow Belt

Yep, tried that also.

Also tried, ApplicationUsers=AllUsers

No Luck [:@]
Answered 12/07/2006 by: Oakleynike
Senior Yellow Belt

I've actually been working with this install lately and have been having nothing but issues with it. I'm not that familiar with altirus, but are you able to execute the package with the users credentials?
Answered 12/07/2006 by: whorn
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save yourself some typing and just put in the transform name, not the complete path. assumed to be in same directory. what is the user context for the altiris job? some installations that rely heavily on profile paths have a problem with SYSTEM user. check to make sure the full UI version actually installs in the %ALLUSERS% profile and not the %userprofile% start menu. look at the mst/msi and trace the shortcuts backwards, making sure the paths resolve. do an /l*v <logfile> to verbose log the installation, then look at the CreateShortcuts action. hope this helps.
Answered 12/07/2006 by: aogilmor
Ninth Degree Black Belt