Change msi behaviour

Hello,

I have a Dell application (OpenManage) which is used to monitor the hardware in Dell servers.

By default there are two install options:

1. On Dell server hardware with server OS, all components are installed
2. On laptop or desktop hardware only the admin tool is installed

I have a Dell Server where we will be running a desktop OS (Windows 7). I would like to be able to install all the OM components so that the hardware can be monitored.

I've had a look at the MSI file with Insted, and I can see a table with features. But I don't know what I'm doing when it comes to this.

I've attempted a command line install as follows:
C:\OpenManage7-2\windows\SystemsManagement>msiexec /i SysMgmtx64.msi ADDLOCAL=iDRAC,IWS,RAC5,SI

Windows Installer reports that the installation package cannot be opened.

I can see some transform files in the same directory as the MSI but Insted can't open - or if it can - I can't drive it.

I think the basic issue is that there is an OS check somewhere which I would like to disable/override. I realise that at this point there may be some underlying components missing on the system but I need to at least get the installer trying to install all the components before I can worry about that.
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tonydav67Asked:
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tonydav67Connect With a Mentor Author Commented:
I was able to modify the package using InstallShield
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Vadim RappCommented:
Before thinking about the features, you need to address "the installation package cannot be opened". Verify that the platform is right, i.e. x64, and run the command from elevated prompt.

I found this document, which lists the features you discovered inside, among ton of other information. It doesn't look like you will be able to install everything you want this simple;  even if you manage to install server components on desktop o/s, it's very likely that the software itself will refuse to work. Especially the software designed to monitor server system.

Curious, what is it that you are going to monitor? Ideally, a server should be reliable enough to forget about it. If it requires "monitoring", it's bad sign.
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tonydav67Author Commented:
The platform is right

The server components. don't agree with your assessment. Monitor components and take action before service is disrupted
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tonydav67Author Commented:
OK I've resolved the issue with command-line not working. Goof on my part. Command-line in first post is now accepted but effectively ignored. Installer runs but default selections are still chosen (i.e. no different to running setup.exe)
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Vadim RappCommented:
Please produce installation log and post here.

msiexec /l*v installation.log /i SysMgmtx64.msi
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tonydav67Author Commented:
Install log attached, this is up to the point where the install would commence and only install the 'Server Administrator Web Server'.

The transform files are different languages.
installation.zip
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tonydav67Author Commented:
It works
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