10/05/2009 5068 views
When you have a zipped folder of files for an application like OpenOffice, does the zipped file get copied to the machine and unzipped like it does during a software distribution from the kbox1000? Where does the post installation task put the files? If the installation fails, do the files get automatically deleted?

I expanded the exe for OpenOffice and zipped the contents of the installation folder and uploaded it to the kbox2000 and assigned it as a post-installation task. It never seems to trigger and I cannot find the folder anywhere.
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Have you tried zipping up the exe by itself and calling the setup.exe from the Command Line window?

I think all the files are stored on the KBOX and executed at installation, but not 100% sure. Have you tried running the silent install from another desktop with the same command line switches?

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Answered 10/05/2009 by: amccoppin
Senior Yellow Belt

Check out this article on unpacking the open office exe. Once you do this you can get the msi installer


We zipped up the unpacked exe and then used this command line to do the install.

msiexec /qb /norestart /i openofficeorg31.msi

Make sure you have one machine inventoried that has the app installed so you can associate the install with the correct software inventory item.

(we didn't do this the first time so kbox kept trying to install the app since the inventory item didn't match the distributed software)

Good luck.

Answered 10/05/2009 by: msandona
Senior Yellow Belt

I moved most of my software post install tasks to the KBOX 1000. A ton of them would allways fail on the 2000, then there is no recourse/logging/ to let me know they failed. For that reason alone I switched software install tasks over to the 1000. If you script install a machine from the 2000, one of the first things it does when it comes up is check in, then it gets automatically assigned MI's.
Answered 10/07/2009 by: lindsamw
Orange Senior Belt

Yes, I have read that document multiple times. I was following the steps given in the Admin Guide for OO. I originally tried to make an Admin install with various extensions and modified the msi to reflect those but that did not work so I re-extracted for a vanilla install.

It does not appear to trigger from the 2000 and even the 1000 says the task failed, although this is not true.
Answered 10/12/2009 by: dmillaway
Orange Senior Belt

When you upload to the 2000, you will want to upload your package in a zip format... the kbox will unzip the file you give it as the files are copied to the local computer...

Where the 1000 unzips on the local computer, the 2000 unzips on the server.

I could be wrong...
Answered 10/12/2009 by: dtuttle
Purple Belt