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07/25/2019 300 views

Script is as follows:

msiexec.exe /i "\\fileserver\ITStorage\SOFTWARE\Foxit PDF installer\Foxit Business\FoxitPhantomPDF96_L10N_Setup.msi" /qn /norestart INSTALLLOCATION="C:\Program Files\Foxit Software" ADDLOCAL=ALL DESKTOP_SHORTCUT=1 SETDEFAULTPRINTER=1 VIEW_IN_BROWSER=1 EMBEDDED_PDF_INOFFICE=1 AUTO_UPDATE=2 EDITION=BUSINESS KEYPATH="\\fileserver\ITstorage\Software\Foxit PDF Installer\Foxit Business\fpmkey.txt"

I've tried many different iterations now to no avail. Any insight on this would be appreciated. 

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I think SMal.tmcc has given you the correct info to do it the way you are trying. You might want to consider using the foxit customization tool to handle the customization rather than trying to use all those switches. The customization tool and XML editor together allow you to create a totally customized package with licensing included and everything. Once you've created your customized installation you can zip all the install files together and upload that to KACE. The beauty of this is you don't have to create special credentials or anything, it can just be run as system and it works fine. I spent a lot of time customizing and deploying foxit/phantom with KACE so I can definitely answer questions for you

Answered 07/26/2019 by: pfletcher
Yellow Belt

  • Thank you for the suggestion. I have to get a hold of foxit support to get the customization tool for 9.6 because apparently it isn't available for public release yet. I'll let you know if it works for me.
    • Thanks I'd be interested to hear. Also what I'd love to hear from you is if your KACE recognizes your phantom as business edition. I have phantom standard and phantom business in my environment and KACE sees them both as the same software. When I look in the software catalog I can see previous versions of phantom and there's seperate listings for the business and standard edition but as of 9.5 it seems to just see them both as 'phantom'. I've been working with KACE support to try to figure it out but nothing so far :( its preventing me from having proper license tracking.
      • Okay, I was finally able to get this to work properly and deploy silently with this command pointing to a zip file: msiexec.exe /i Foxit9.6deploy\FoxitPhantomPDF96_L10N_Setup.msi TRANSFORMS=FoxitPhantomPDF96_L10N_Setup_FCT.mst /qn

        It failed the first few times because I didn't realize the root folder was still present after being unzipped, so I had to prepend the, "Foxit9.6deploy," folder to the install path.

        As far as KACE recognizing the software as business, it simply shows up as Foxit PhantomPDF (9.6.0.25114), and not business.

        Thanks again for your help, I appreciate it.

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My guess is you are running the script as system and it has no access to file server.  Try running as a user with rights to the share and ability to install.  you should also issue a "net use \\fileserver" in a batch script with the msi line to insure a connection to the server prior to making the msi call

Answered 07/26/2019 by: SMal.tmcc
Red Belt

  • use credential manager to create a user you can call to run the script
    • I appreciate the suggestion. If pfletcher's suggestion to use the customization tool doesn't work, then I'll give this a try next.