Trouble deploying PuTTY 0.76 64bit as managed install

Hello All,

I am trying to deploy PuTTY using the managed installs feature in KACE. I do want to preface that I am by no means an expert when it comes to scripting so I do apologize before hand.

So I've tried to use the default installation under the installation options and I even tried to override the default installation and plugged in the full command. Below, are the different iterations I've tried from first attempt to the most recent:

msiexec.exe /VERYSILENT /i "putty-64bit-0.76-installer.msi"

msiexec.exe /VERYSILENT /quiet /i "putty-64bit-0.76-installer.msi"

msiexec.exe "putty-64bit-0.76-installer.msi" /VERYSILENT /quiet /i

msiexec.exe /VERYSILENT /qn /i "putty-64bit-0.76-installer.msi"

From my understanding, when using certain msiexec.exe to deploy an MSI, you want to ensure that all the switches are before the install switch which would be /i . Two issues are occurring; 1 being that when the managed install hits the test computer, it gives the Windows Installer  msiexec window with all the available switches (See below). This occurs with every rendition of the script that I've attempted (See examples above). Issue 2 would be that it's not actually installing PuTTY however KACE is showing it under Installed Programs on the test machine.

I'm also including a screenshot of the manage installation detail page that I've created to see if any of the experts may be able to see if I am fat fingering something.

I appreciate any assistance or point in the right direction on this matter.

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Answers (2)

Posted by: Nico_K 10 months ago
Red Belt

you mixed two installation versions.
if you want to install the .exe file you can install it via /verysilent.
If you install the MSI use the standard MSI parameters (ie msiexec /i FILE.msi /qn)

Posted by: nick.robles 10 months ago
White Belt

Well, I found the problem.

I was relying on the /VERYSILENT switch which seems to be no longer valid. I've removed that and simply put /qn and it installed silently. Hope this helps someone in the future.

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