I have to install adobe reader 9.4 msi on 1000 desktops and on top of it I need to install 5 msi's (adobe language packs).

I used AutoIT script to automate the installation of 6 msi's using runwait

runwait(japanese language packs)
runwait(korean language packs)...

I am facing 2 issues.

1. while deploying the script through SMS , I noticed SMS is showing sucess eventhough adobe reader msi failed
2. the scripting is executing all msi's even adobe reader msi failed,so it should not execute the remaining msi'

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Why not use SMS properly and use either a Task Sequence or a series of dependent Programs, i.e. where Product A has to have successfully run before Product Bis installed?

BTW, there is a dedicated SCCM/SMS forum here.
Answered 12/19/2010 by: VBScab
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is it possible to send a message to SMS to the deployment admininstartor that product 1 successfully installed...Installing product 2
Answered 12/20/2010 by: rvrajendra
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Because you have wrapped your installation with AutoIT, there is no error trapping back when an installation fails.
SMS thinks that all installed correctly because AuotIT's exit code is successful.

You really should be using the method described by Ian (VBScab). SMS can handle the installers natively, so there is no need whatsoever to use AutoIT to facilitate the installation.

Add one package for Adobe Reader 9.4 and create programs under that package for each of the installers you need to run.
You can then chain the installers together (before running this program, run this program).
This way SMS will receive the correct exit codes from the installers and the reports will show the true installation state.

Hope this helps,

Answered 12/20/2010 by: dunnpy
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