I would use "execute file" for example package path: "\\core\swshare\firefoxsetup.exe" and in the parameter textfield %parameter%. You just have to define in the variables what %parameter% is standing for.
Otherwise you can use the inject script action and put the variables in a vbscript for example.
But I dont know a way to use it with distribution packages.
Thanks for the swift reply.
There are a few ways I have though of doing this including your suggestion but I then lose the bandwidth mitigation and preferred server benefits of software distribution. I also looked at writing a file or regkey containing the %parameter% and then have the software executable reading this parameter at execution time, but this would mean customising the packages. This might be my preferred option if I don't find an alternative.
Andy I am using the MBSDK - I have packages installing in provisioning with one template for all different configurations.. the techs have a custom build app that decides what goes into the build.. i fire the packages install off with one command in provisioning template which is a VB.net program that calls the MBSDK.
While looking at the MBSDK you can even use that to create a template on the fly if you wanted to... I don't do that.
This way i get sdclient working with the custom chosen packages without having multiple templates.
Will that help?
As always, more than one way to the same solution
I'd be interested to see how you're doing that? Any chance of some more detail?
I am trying to document my processes. Its based on a selection tool that runs in winpe. Then using the information and passing it back to the template during build stage by using a custom vb.net program that runs and checks what the technician selected at build time.
its alot behind the scenes, but once its there its there.. just finding the time to document it for a community bashing!
What kind of detail you after? just the MBSDK bits or the selection tool etc
this is the tool... the one I use currently.. i have had others depending on where i am.