How do you install third party software with SMS 2003?
Posted on 2006-11-10
I am trying to install a piece of software using SMS 2003, without any luck. I have tried creating the program/package/advertisement. I can see, on my test machine, that the .exe shows up on the Processes tab of Task Manager, but there is never an indication of it installing. After 30 minutes of waiting for the application to install, I killed the process and verified that it had not installed. I have a couple of questions regarding this.
First, what am I doing wrong? I know that is a supremely generalized question. I am able to install software updates, with my SMS server, so I know that it does work. Obviously, I am doing something wrong in my setup with regards to installing this software.
Second, where can I find what command line switches to use? Is there a general list, or does each application have its own.
Last, how would the program/package/advertisement be setup to tell the client computer when to "click" OK, when to "enter" information during the installation process? If I were to install this by hand, I would need to enter a path to where it would be installed, click some options and click finish.
This is a very important situation that I must resolve quickly, so I am throwing the whole 500 at it. I would add more if I could. I will definitely appreciate all the help I can get with this.