Systems Management Question

Distributing Managed Installation via MSI

04/14/2016 4386 views

Hi all,

I'm a little new to the managed installations part of K1000 and wondered if I could gather some advice.

I am trying to push out a piece of software which is showing as being catalogued.

If I run the command line manually via command prompt it goes as follows:

msiexec /i siftwarename.msi LICENSEKEY="licensenumber" LICENSEDTO="Wilsons Solicitors LLP"

I'm not sure how to get that to work via managed installation

Kind regards in advance


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  • I'm going to link a few things here. Let us know if they help.

    Link: http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/mastering-managed-installs

    Link: http://documents.software.dell.com/kace-k1000/6.3/administrator-guide/deploying-packages-to-managed-devices/distributing-software-and-using-wake-on-lan/using-managed-installations/about-creating-managed-installations
  • Thank you so much for the links, I will have a look through these shortly and update this post, kind regards
  • Thanks for your response will work through that and see how I get on, best wishes

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Hey Simon,


    If your msi does not require any other files you have to give the msi to KACE to store and deploy.

1)      Install it on your PC

2)      Force Inventory on your PC

3)      When the KACE Agent gathers the software inventory on your PC, you'll see the software in your inventory record.

4)      Click on the software and this will take you to the software record under software inventory

5)      In the software record, you will find a where to associate the file.  Upload the msi to that record.

6)      Once KACE has the MSI and it's associated with the correct SW Record go to the Distribution Module and managed installations

7)      Click Choose action New

a.       Name your installation

b.       Select your software from the dropdown

c.       Set your execution parameters

d.       You do not need to upload or associate a new file, since you selected the one you already uploaded to the SW Record

e.       Select default installation

f.        Add your additional parameters

                                                               i.      You do not need msiexec, KACE knows how to run MSI, EXE, etc so all you need are your switches

                                                             ii.      Add your PC under “Devices”

1.       Do this for testing first

2.       Once you test successful, you’ll want to use Labels to target machines, this is most effective.

g.       I’m sure you can figure the notify and schedule part of it

If your MSI is in a directory and needs other files, you’ll have to follow the same procedure but with a slight difference in the installation, since you can only associate 1 file to the SW Record in KACE

1)      Instead of using “Default Installation”

a.       Click on Override Default Installation

b.       Type in your “Full Command Line”:

                                                               i.      Example: \\Sharename\directoryofinstallation\file.msi /switches

                                                             ii.      Click on “Run Command Only (do not download file)”

2)      The rest is the same.


I hope this helps.  Happy deploying!

Answered 04/15/2016 by: Soloman007
Orange Belt

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Thank you Soloman007 for your detailed instructions, works like a dream.  My own fault I mis-read a step but all working now.



Answered 04/22/2016 by: si1974
Orange Senior Belt

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