Home6.3 Network GuideFAQsSilent Install of 6.x Network Client

3.22. Silent Install of 6.x Network Client

Disponible en español: Instalación Silenciosa de la Computadora Cliente para Licencias de Red 6.x
Disponível em português: Instalação silenciosa do cliente de rede 6.x

Applies to:

(Please see Silent Install of 6.x Standalone Software if you have standalone software other than a Course License.)

Our configuration management system wants to use MSI-type installers for pushing software to clients, but your installer is an EXE. Can you provide an MSI installer and instructions?

Please see the instructions below for your version of the software.

With releases 6.2 and later:

For SCCM installs or other forms of scripting, you probably want an MSI installer. Please contact Palisade Technical Support to request one, and please include your serial number with your request. When you get the link, make certain that the file includes "-cust-" in its name.

Your script must install the prerequisite software before installing our software from an MSI installer. See Microsoft Components Required for Palisade 6.x Software Install.

For the client install, you will need the Palisade_NetworkClient.ini file as described in Server Step 4: Create Palisade_NetworkClient.ini File. That file should be in a local folder, not necessarily the same folder with the installer. The following commands use C:\TEMP; please substitute the actual folder that contains the Palisade_NetworkClient.ini file.

  • With user interface:

    msiexec /i installername.msi SETUPEXEDIR=C:\TEMP

  • Without user interface (silent install):

    msiexec /i installername.msi SETUPEXEDIR=C:\TEMP /qn USERNAME="firstname lastname" COMPANYNAME="company"

    Specify user name and company name as you wish them to appear on the software's About screen.

Either way, replace C:\TEMP following SETUPEXEDIR with the actual folder that contains Palisade_NetworkClient.ini. Guidelines for the SETUPEXEDIR folder:

  • The folder can be different from the folder where the installer MSI file is located, but it should still be on the local computer.
  • UNC path names are not recommended. The local SYSTEM account used by SCCM is typically unable to resolve UNC paths.
  • Avoid special characters like @ in path names.
  • Even spaces in the path might be a problem. We have had one report that the path cannot contain spaces, even if quoted, but possibly that failure was actually due to another issue.

With releases 6.0 and 6.1:

We don't supply MSIs, but you can extract the MSI installer from the EXE installer:

  1. Run the EXE installer past the point where it extracts the MSI, but don't click the final Install button.
  2. The MSI is extracted to your %TEMP% folder. You can copy (not move) it from there while the installer is waiting for you to respond.
  3. After copying the MSI file, cancel the install.

Before running the extracted MSI installer on a client, you need to install the prerequisites listed in Microsoft Components Required for Palisade 6.x Software Install. These specific versions are required; other versions may not work. You must also place the Palisade_NetworkClient.ini or Palisade_Course.lic file in a folder on the local computer.

Sample command line:

msiexec.exe /i DTS6.MSI SETUPEXEDIR=c:\temp

(Replace c:\temp with the actual folder that contains Palisade_NetworkClient.ini or Palisade_Course.lic. Please see guidelines for SETUPEXEDIR, above.)

If you prefer to script the EXE installer:

Make certain that you have the right file: it must include "-cust-" in its name. If it does not, please contact Palisade Technical Support with your serial number for an installer file.

Have the Palisade_NetworkClient.ini file in the same folder as the installer, and execute this command:

installername.EXE /s /v/qn

The attended install has a checkbox for putting shortcuts on the desktop. To suppress those desktop shortcuts (equivalent to removing the check mark from the box), add the /v"DTOPSHORTCUTS=0" parameter:

installername.EXE /s /v/qn /v"DTOPSHORTCUTS=0"

See also: Silent Install of Non-English 6.x Software

Additional keywords: Scripted install, MSI install, MSI installer, SETUPEXEDIR

Last edited: 2015-04-27

This page was: Helpful | Not Helpful