So I am trying to deploy SmartSVN 8 to multiple users using K1000. I am not sure what parameter to use to get it to install. I have tried various parameters. It seems to get extracted when telling Kace to push it out, but Windows Installer the interrupts and doesn't want to. Any idea as to what I might be doing wrong?

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Try the command below.  Edit to include "Don't prepend msiexec" if you are using a MI.

 msiexec /q /log log.txt /i smartsvn.msi DIR_INSTALL="C:\Program Files\SmartSVN" JRECABFILE=jre.cab

Taken from: http://support.smartsvn.com/index.php?/SmartSVN/Knowledgebase/Article/View/398/50/installing-smartsvn-from-the-windows-command-line


Answered 02/07/2014 by: jknox
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  • Ok so I tried it using this file setup-8_0_1-jre.exe. It didn't work the first time so I tried uploading a .zip to KACE then using the same command. It still doesn't work. I tried it without the JRECABFILE=jre.cab and doesn't want to work. Does this need to be a .msi file first for it to work?
    • For that particular command, probably. EXE files don't always have the same switches. You should be able to get the MSI by running the EXE and finding it in the temp folder. Also make sure that the executable is in the root of your zip file.
      • How do I convert it into an msi if possible?
      • Get MSI from EXE: http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/converting-exe-software-install-to-msi-software-install
  • jknox thanks for your help. I wasn't able to come to any other resolution other than requesting an msi from the developer. I couldn't find one in any folders including temp. THanks for your effort though. Good brush up session.
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