Hi there. I am so new to this as to be a total rookie - with SCCM architecture anyway. I have created packages and advertisements and even task sequences that utilize exes, msis, packages and command line steps.

Now I am looking to implement a package that changes a lot of the defaults on install. Don't ask why...third part software. I am working with SCCM Version: 4.00.6487.2000.

Is this possible to do? On a manual install, there is an option (button) to load a text file that populates two fields for control and serial numbers (instead of populating both fields manually). That worked successfully. However, I need to change program directory and change the name of the program being installed also.

Is this possible?

Please help!

Thanks in advance for any assistance.


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depends on a few things...

 What source format is the vendor installation?
If it's an MSI, create a transform
If it's a legacy (non-msi) recapture using the packaging software of your choice and capture the configuration OR
it may be an install-shield based setup.exe that can create a so-called "response-file". This allows you to "record" the installation and any settings and "play-back" during a silent installation.

If you are not into packaging, can you install the software silently via the command line?
If that is possible, create a wrapper (cmd, vbs, powershell) that install the app silently, and then "creates" the required settings after the main installation within the wrapper

Have a look on the vendor website for deploying the application in a corporate environment, they usually (sic) have documentation on how to do mass deployments.

If you are still stuck, give us a few clues on:
1. What is the software
2. Can it be downloaded
3. What settings / configurations are you trying to perform

Answered 02/03/2016 by: Pressanykey
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  • Phil thanks a million...I acquired documentation (albeit sparse) on running a silent install with the response file. I'll plough ahead from there.
    Thanks again
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