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Topics: Configuration Issue, Publishing Issue
Dec 14, 2015 at 9:39 AM
Hello,

I'm using WPB since some months and I need help in my tasks.

I have to deploy atempo using WSUS (it does not work well by GPO).
The problem is that the software is in TWO parts.
1 - The MSI Files
2 - The software files and folders.

The installation process work like this.
The MSI should be in the same folder as the files (2).
When the msi is executed, it will get files and folders from and make the install with that + some others changes written in the msi.

I would like to deploy atempo using WSUS but I have no idea how to do it, regarding of the installation process.
Dec 14, 2015 at 2:20 PM
Difficult.

First - if you configure your Update, in the first step, you can attach files to your installation. Maybee its helpfull.

If this dont help, because you must create special folders.... you must create two updates:

1.) a userdefined update ( Update/ userdefined update ) to create folders ans files,
2.) your .msi update

maybee this is helpfull......


Dec 14, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Ok that's what I thought.

Is it possible to run the MSI and copy all files in the install dir because, the folder content (2) is just the files of the software.
Dec 15, 2015 at 10:03 AM
Im not sure about your installation description and your exact problem configuring the update. Normaly, a xyz.MSI installs the software. So what you mean with: you have the .msi AND the software files and folders? Is there a Installation folder including a .msi or ????


Do you have test the options " add folders / add files in Update Assistent Step 1 or the posibillity to create custom Updates and use file/folder - copy options.
This option was typical used for deployment the old version of JAVA 6, because JAVA comes with a .msi and .mst. and .cab .....

If you use this, WPP put all files /folders and the msi in a Update Container file for transfering to the Clients, there it will be extracted and the msi Installation start. You CANT define the folder place of extracting in this way, or the place of installation. This informations must be inside the .msi.

If you want to copy files and folders to a self-defined place, e. : C:\HomerSimpson\Atempo\ - use Custom Updates, and than runs the install.msi in a second step of yout update.

?
You must copy the install.msi and any files and folders more ( nessasary for installation ) to the Client-PC's.
Then you must start the install.msi to install the software.
Is this correct?

Normaly you can simply use GPO with the right switches for creating folders and copy files, and run msi., but ofcourse you can use WPP.


Offtopic: If you paid for - what is the Atempo support statement for deploying her software?
Dec 15, 2015 at 1:13 PM
Edited Dec 15, 2015 at 2:07 PM
To say it clearly.

There is install.msi (12MB) and a folder named sources which contains all files the software needs.
During the installation process, the msi will copy the files from the source to the install destination folder.

Atempo has no statement for deploying the app using WPP.
Dec 17, 2015 at 7:31 AM
If there is no problem with the physical/organisation structure between the .msi and the folder, the "normal" update will working.

I think, structure must be simple:

install.msi
<Folder>

In Update Assistent Step 1: Use the .msi, AND add the folder with the source files! Than create rules and so on, and test it.

Dont forget to use switches for silent installation if availible, you cant deploy updates with unser interaction well.

If it does not work correctly, first check the Error Logs to investigate the problem.
Localize and switch to the update folder on the client, ( Windows /Software Distribution/..........) start the Installation manual, and check if it runs correctly.

good luck and happy christmas,
now its holiday...