Change msi behaviour
Posted on 2013-06-24
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.