Malfunction deploying software through KACE 1000
I will start by saying I am a Junior System Admin with zero prior experience with Kace Management Center. I have been using the Center for about 4 weeks now and am slowly familiarizing myself. I am running into an issue with deploying software via the distribution function though. I have been trying to set up a software distro to install the newest Java update. I have created the new software under the inventory tab, with the following stats:
Name: Java Update 45
Display Version: 7 Update 45
Supported OS: Win7 Pro, Pro SP1, Pro x64 SP1
Current File associated: jre1.7.0_45.zip (contains both the .msi and .cab files)
I then went to managed installations under the distribution tab, chose new action from dropdown, and made a new install called Java 7 Update 45 Settings are as follows:
Installation command- Manual
This software will be installed via: msiexec /i jre1.7.0_45.msi
This software will only be installed on the following OS: Win7 Pro, Win7 Pro SP1, Pro x64 SP1
Software: Java 7 Update 45
Installation Command: msiexec /i jre1.7.0_45.msi
No checkboxes checked.
Managed Action: Execute anytime
Limit Deployment to Listed Machines: (the one machine I'm using for sandbox testing, OS: Win7 Pro)
Now my question is this: While this command works fine in the CLI, I can't get it to run if I use the /quiet or /qn or /passive options, because when I run it a prompt pops up and asks for elevated credentials. I was under the impression that msiexec ran in elevated mode already. So when I run quiet, it doesn't install. When I remove the option, it pops up, I'm allowed to enter credentials, and it installs perfectly. Doing some research I heard of creating an answer file for silent installs, is this the right path? Also, is there a command or option I can put in, such as the runas command?
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated, and thanks in advance for looking!
http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/kace-install-java-7-update-11-using-a-script-removes-previous-versions http://www.itninja.com/question/using-k1000-and-managed-install-for-java-7u11-and-getting-pop-ups-during-silent-install These two posts should help you out. They did for me.