I've got a package that I need to deploy as an advertised install because of the way the vendor has written the package (Juniper Junos Pulse Client).

However, when I deploy the msi using the /jm switch no shortcuts are installed. I have tried creating a transform and adding a test shortcut in a new feature just to see if it was something to do with the setup of the msi but that isn't installing either.

Could anyone give me a hand please?

Currently the installation installs ok using the /i switch when logged on as admin but as soon as i attempt to use the /jm switch nothing seems to get installed (shortcuts).

I have noticed that most of the Features have the "DisableAdvertised" attribute assigned to them so to test I changed the attribute to allow advertise and it didn't make any difference.

I'm a bit confused as to what I need to do as this is the recommended method of installing the product by the vendor.



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The /J switch does not perform an installation but only extracts the install files, usually to a shared location, so the admins can apply updates (think of the ol' Slipstream days) and allow installs to occur from that location.  Not many people use this option, nor ever have, because you can apply patches during the install so this feature never really caught on.

I'd contact Juniper and double-check the installation process.  I've not heard of a vendor requiring an install to be performed this way.

Answered 04/29/2014 by: vjaneczko
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The /J swith is to advertise the install (dont use that) /JM = machine /JU = User. This is a bit confusing when you think of GPO advertising too, where it can be installed by users when they need it from Add remove programs.

So the /J for addvertising, should put down the entry points, FileTypes and shortcuts, but NOT actually install the MSI. When you launch a file or an advertised shortcut it will pull down the rest of the files from the network location.

Weird that your /I isnt working. Is it doing a default per user install??
After the install as admin, open the dir with the shortcut in it and see if its in the User or AllUsers location.

If you can update with some more info, then I will go through the advertsing of the shortcuts if needed

Answered 04/30/2014 by: Badger
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