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Group Policy Deployment with Command Line Switches

02/13/2006 3447 views
I'm preparting to deploy the Oracle Connector for Outlook as part of a migration to Oracle Collabration Suite. The install executable supports an administrative install to an msi, so that part is not an issue. The problem is that the msi requires a silent install switch that also points to an ini file that contains some global settings. The vendor strongly advises against using a transform and attempts to do so have failed. I could run a startup script to deploy the app, but I'd prefer to deploy it as a managed app. Anyone know how you can add a command line switch to a GPO'd install?
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Something is wrong in the instructions from the vendor. It does not make sense to strongly advise against a transform. A transform is the way you configure an msi.
What is the "switch" that points to the ini? Normally it would be a Property. If it is a property, then whatever the vendor says you use a transform to set it.
Answered 02/14/2006 by: YatesAG
Senior Yellow Belt

The vendor recommends using a command line to install:
"filepath/con_outlook.msi /qn SILENTINIPATH=filepath/con_outlook_silent_1012.ini"

The ini contains some global setting info that cannot be set during the installation walkthrough.
Answered 02/14/2006 by: blackdog777
Senior Yellow Belt

You should be able to set the SILENTINIPATH property in the msi, using a transform.
Possibly what the vendor meant is that you can not set the global settings in the msi. They are set in the ini. But you can still pass the msi the path to the ini
Answered 02/28/2006 by: YatesAG
Senior Yellow Belt

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