How do i create a SMS Package for SAP BPC client distribution

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How do i create a SMS Package for SAP BPC client distribution for installation on all the client locations.
Can anyone suggest me the steps required for Creating SAP BPC client Package in SMS Server.
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Can you send more information about SAP BPC plase?
Hi,
The following link describe Software distribution objects in SMS:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc181416.aspx

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What information you want, actually we want to deploy the BPC Client side software with the help of SMS Packages.

Also want to understand what are the required pieces if we can make an SMS Packages for SAP BPC client software
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Hi Aariz

Here is how I did it for deploying the SAP Client 7.10.

Note: You have to configure it on your local machine before uploading it to the network and distributing it, otherwise the custom install doesn't work, well it didn't work for me from the network.

Now the complete SAP Client 7.10 Client was within a Win32 folder within the SAP Source folder, I copied the folders contents down to my machine into C:\Data\SapGuiClient\
Inside your SapGuiClient Folder you should see a folder called Setup, in this folder you should see a file NwSapSetupAdmin.exe, double click to run.
Now first we should Patch the Server, so click on "Patch Server" button, point to your first patch, repeat for other patches.
Once completed you can now create a Package, so click on "New Package" button, go through and select what you want to have installed with this package, note you can actually have multiple packages, for example I have one for Business Explorer with Sap Gui and one with just Sap Gui.  Anyway once you've completed click the Packages Tab and select your package, now look in the Properties Table and you'll see the complete Silent Installation Line to be used for distributing the application.  Now copy the whole folder back up to the server you wish to distribute from, use the Silent Commandline within SMS.

That's basically it, this method I've found is usually the best because you can patch the installation at the source rather than running smaller updates later on.

Anyway hope that helps.

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Thanks, Any Idea about the BPC Client installation package building in SMS Server
Well as I mentioned  previously, I was able to create multiple packages using NwSapSetupAdmin.exe including the SAP Gui + Business Explorer, run NwSapSetupAdmin.exe and look at your Products, BCP should be listed.

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Can you please let me know in more details, here i am getting confuse with your below lines.

Note: You have to configure it on your local machine before uploading it to the network and distributing it, otherwise the custom install doesn't work, well it didn't work for me from the network.

Basically to run NwSapSetupAdmin.exe I had to copy the entire SAP source folder to my own machine for example I created a folder called C:\Data\SAPSetup, than copied the SAP Source information into this directory.

I than ran C:\Data\SAPSetup\Setup\NwSapSetupAdmin.exe.  Once you've finished setting up the package on the machine you than upload the entire package (C:\Data\SAPSetup) back up on to the network and use the commandline I mentioned it cretes for the package within SMS.

Cheers

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What is the commandline to create the package within SMS
Here are the steps.

Lets say your SAP installation source is on the SMS Package Server  \\SERVER\SMSPackages$\SapGui.7.10SP8
Copy the SapGui.7.10SP8 down to your machine for example C:\Data you should have something similar to the following:
C:\DATA\SapGui.7.10SP8\BI\
C:\DATA\SapGui.7.10SP8\BW\
C:\DATA\SapGui.7.10SP8\Custom\
C:\DATA\SapGui.7.10SP8\iwb\
C:\DATA\SapGui.7.10SP8\paw\
C:\DATA\SapGui.7.10SP8\pdbs\
C:\DATA\SapGui.7.10SP8\ReadMe\
C:\DATA\SapGui.7.10SP8\SapGui\
C:\DATA\SapGui.7.10SP8\sapphone\
C:\DATA\SapGui.7.10SP8\SEM\
C:\DATA\SapGui.7.10SP8\setup\
C:\DATA\SapGui.7.10SP8\system\
C:\DATA\SapGui.7.10SP8\Updates\
C:\DATA\SapGui.7.10SP8\SapBiSetup.exe
C:\DATA\SapGui.7.10SP8\SapGuiSetup.exe
C:\DATA\SapGui.7.10SP8\SetupAll.exe

Run C:\DATA\SapGui.7.10SP8\setup\NwSapSetupAdmin.exe

If you just want to use the default settings select BCP Client, then in the right hand pane you should see two commandlines:
 - Silent Installation Command-Line:
 - Silent Uninstallation Command-Line:

The Silent Installation Command-Line is what you'll need to use in SMS except you'll replace the path for example to install Business Explorer I'm given the following commandline:
c:\data\sapgui.7.10sp8\Setup\NwSapSetup.exe /Silent /Product="SapBI"

In SMS I'd use the following Command-Line: Setup\NwSapSetup.exe /Silent /Product="SapBI"

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