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Package an application to roll out via SCCM 2007

Posted on 2011-09-28
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Hi,

I'm looking to package a group of installers (that will sequentially install) into a single installer package, so I can roll out all the software via a single SCCM package.

The background of the need for this is that the Avaya One-X Communicator software client requires a number of prerequisite software packages to be installed, before the Avaya software will work (a complete joke, I know...).

I need to rollout the following installers in this order:

1. dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64.exe
2. office-kb976477-fullfile-x86-glb.exe
3. vcredist_x86.exe
4. vstor40_x86.exe

and finally the Avaya client:

5. onexc_setup_6.1.0.12_30334.msi

NOTE: The first 4 packages can be installed in any order, but they all have to be installed before the Avaya client.

Any experts have an idea how I can go about this?



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by:buschkamper
ID: 36720160
You can create individual packages for each install, and create chained programs that each launch the prerequisite software.

Or bundle it all into a a single package and create a batch file or a custom EXE that will launch each installaler.  
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by:merowinger
ID: 36813090
i suggest to install them seperate but in program chain. If you install it any one bundle everything will fail, if one program fails
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by:cpadm
ID: 36813602
How do you create a program installation chain in for SCCM?

And how do you create a bundle, or what software do you use?
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by:merowinger
ID: 36813619
Either you define it in the program properties (advanced tab -> Run antoher program first) or you create a Install Software Task Sequence and create a "Install Software" Step for each program
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by:cpadm
ID: 36815605
If I define it in program properties>>Advanced Tab, it looks like it only allows for one program to install first. Can you add more than one program to install first?
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by:merowinger
ID: 36815658
Nope just one per program.
You could link the all the 4 programs like this:
dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64.exe (link to office-kb976477-fullfile-x86-glb.exe)
office-kb976477-fullfile-x86-glb.exe (link to vcredist_x86.exe)
vcredist_x86.exe (link to vstor40_x86.exe)
vstor40_x86.exe (link to onexc_setup_6.1.0.12_30334.msi

This would work, but in your case i would build a Software Installation Task Sequence (see picture)
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by:cpadm
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@merowinger: Please bear with me as I'm fairly new to SCCM, and my experience is solely with creating reports and advertising simple software packages.

If I want to configure a software task sequence, do I have to run through the following steps:

1. Set up each of the 5 individual software packages in SCCM
2. Goto SCCM >>Computer Management>>Operating System Deployment>>Deploy Expert (DX)>>Application Management
3. Change profile to Windows Xp SP3 x86 (all our clients are this OS)
4. Add Each Application installer in required order (as in what you have in your screen print above?)
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merowinger earned 500 total points
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1. Correct
2. Goto Computer Management>>Operating System Deployment -> Task Sequences
3. Rightclick New -> Task Sequence -> Create a new custom task sequence
4. Add a "Install Software Steps" for each Application to install in order
5. Rightclick your Task Sequence and advertise it to a Collection
6. That's it
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by:cpadm
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Apologies for the delay in closing the thread, I'm just back from holidays today!
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