Systems Management Question
How do I create a SCCM install that reacts to prompts, loads license file, changes install directory and even changes program name? Working from executable.
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?
Thanks in advance for any assistance.
Answer Chosen by the Author
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