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Naive to SCCM 2007 required the helpful answer to persist the deployment

09/28/2015 1886 views
Hi Friends!!
Am completely new to SCCM environment, am trying to perform a project..
Referring to google and few guide, i managed to install SCCM 2007 successfully...
My network environment are as below...
Windows server 2008 OS acting as DC, mixed environmental client of all d win xp, win 7 and win 8.1

Am trying to deploy a software(Safari Browser) via sccm 2007, for this I created a New package, program and advertisement...
I entered the following cmd line
"g:\browser\SafariSetup.exe" /q /norestart /G:"msiexec /i safarisetup.exe /qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress" /msioptions "REBOOT=ReallySuppress"
G:\ as my software is locating in G Drive, i want to install the software silently without users interaction..

I tried this but no luck, when i check in users pc, in control panel "Run advertised program" ---> the software which am deploying is advertising, but the status shows "FAILED"..
Am for sure am doing mistake some where, can anyone help in correcting the things and carry on the process!!!
Thanks in advance ur help will be much appreciable!!

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By default, SCCM uses the local System account for installations. As you know, that account has no network access so attempting to use any network resource will result in failure.
Answered 09/29/2015 by: VBScab
Red Belt

can you please advise what to be done for this???i mean to ask, are you intimating to change the path from G:\browser\safarisetup.exe to \\server\share????
When i checked at configmgr status message viewer, i received the following error..

An error occurred while preparing to run the program for advertisement "QSL20008" ("QSL0000A" - "safari web browser"). The operating system reported error 2147942402: The system cannot find the file specified. Additional program properties:
Command line: "g:\browser\SafariSetup.exe" /q /norestart /G:"msiexec /i safarisetup.exe /qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress" /msioptions "REBOOT=ReallySuppress"
Working directory:
Drive letter (? = any):

Possible cause: This message most commonly occurs when the program's command-line executable file could not be found, when a required drive letter connection to a distribution point could not be established, or when the program is configured to use the SMS Software Installation Account but the account is not specified, could not be found, or does not have the appropriate permissions.
Solution: Check each of the items listed above.

I realizes, am doing issue with G: drive, my one more query is
q /norestart /G:"msiexec Should this be /G: or /C: or without the collon (:) ?
actually am completely new to SCCM environment, discussing with my friend i tried with that cmd line...
So can u pls help me out in accomplishing this!!!

Thanks in advance...

Answered 09/29/2015 by: thaqeejaz
White Belt

First check out some video on how to deploy a package.
As VBScab already points out, SCCM agent has some limitations.

SCCM will copy the SOURCE directory from a network share to the distribution point.
Then the Client/agent will download the package and execute the program from that directory.

So never use drive association unless you are 100% is exist on the target machine, example = the C drive using:
  • Registry / REG
  • WMI query

Anything else need to be copy along with the package or made a requirement (run another program first).

Next, if you want a complex script I would advise to put in all in a batch file.
You can then verify this by executing the batch with local system account
Answered 09/30/2015 by: dedenker
3rd Degree Black Belt

>change the path from G:\browser\safarisetup.exe to \\server\share????

No because, like I said, the System account has no - as in NONE! - access to network resources.

Also, your command line makes no sense whatsoever. You cannot, for example, execute MSIExec against an executable. Find a working command line and then test it outside of SCCM, first as a manual installation and then using, say, PSExec. Once you have that, then test via an SCCM deployment. Be sure to add logging, if the Installer allows it (MSIExec does, of course). Otherwise, trying to debug failures will be a nightmare.
Answered 09/30/2015 by: VBScab
Red Belt

Thanks for you people's reply, as i mentioned in my question am completely new to SCCM environment, so gave a try with Thunderbird software using "Thunderbird.exe" -ms cmd line, it installed the software as i desired in hidden without user's interaction...
I were making issue with silent installation cmd of Safari browser, i will try dig more in google to find its silent installation cmd.
Here i have two queries are...
1.How can i deploy the software based on OU, i mean to ask how to create a new collection based on OU.??

And also, am using robocopy to copy my data into external device through GPO, the thing here is the robocopy batch file working quite fine through GPO scheduling but in hidden manner, my user's will not be aware what's going in background process, so there are the chances of obstructing the network and shutting down of PC, so i though to do a try in SCCM, so could you pls help me how to perform robocopy batch file scheduling through SCCM to specific group of peoples???
The same robocopy is working quite fine, and also the cmd prompt window visible when i execute the batch file manually, the same is working through GPO scheduling as well but in hidden manner...
Your help in these two scenarios will be much much helpful and appreciable....

Answered 10/03/2015 by: thaqeejaz
White Belt

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