7 Replies Latest reply on Aug 14, 2008 10:07 AM by MarXtar

    installation of Open Office 2.4

    Apprentice

       

      Good morning all,

       

       

      I am attempting to deploy Open Office silently, I have the distribution package almost ready, but need to all "/qn /noreboot" into the Command line text box. Not using the command line before pretty much stuck.

       

       

      Can anyone help?

       

       

        • 1. Re: installation of Open Office 2.4
          MarXtar ITSMMVPGroup

           

          Not completely clear what your issue is.  Are you saying you have added these to the commandline and they don't work, or for some reason can't add it to the commandline?

           

           

          Can you screenshot and post what you have so far?

           

           

          Side note, take a look at http://www.appdeploy.com it helps a lot on commandline installations and may have exactly what you need.

           

           

          Mark Star - http://www.marxtar.com

           

           

          Home of Power State Notifier & Wake-On-WAN for LANDesk

           

           

           

           

           

          • 2. Re: installation of Open Office 2.4
            Apprentice

             

            Sorry for not being too clear,

             

             

            As you can see from the screenshot, what I am trying to do is add these commands to the command line so that when it installs it runs silently. Not using command lines before much this has confused me slightly.

             

             

            • 3. Re: installation of Open Office 2.4
              MarXtar ITSMMVPGroup

               

              Ah. You aren't using command line you are still using the MSI option.  When using MSI you don't need to specify these switches, they would be controlled by the settings you select in your delivery method (silent always reboot).

               

               

              You only use these options if you have decided to launch the installation using msiexec.exe and then it would accept these parameters.

               

               

              Mark Star - http://www.marxtar.com

               

               

              Home of Power State Notifier & Wake-On-WAN for LANDesk

               

               

               

               

               

              • 4. Re: installation of Open Office 2.4
                Rookie

                 

                You don't need the /qn because LANDesk already have the equivalent built in.  Below is taken right from the Help File

                 

                 

                Software distribution help  

                 

                 

                Below is a list of some msiexec command-line switches and how

                equivalent functionality is provided (or not) in the LANDesk interface:

                 

                • /q: to control the user feedback options during an  installation, use the Feedback options in the distribution package tool.

                • /a: Administrative installation would be meaningless under  LANDesk. It needs to performed manually by the administrator. Therefore, no  equivalent functionality is provided in LANDesk.

                • /f: reinstall an MSI package. LANDesk will always reinstall the primary  packages, so this option is implied. Note: If you don't want to reinstall,  simply deploy the msi application as a dependent package instead of the  primary package. If you don't have another package to make primary, you can  create a package to deploy an empty batch file and make the MSI a dependent package.  Then detection will take affect for the MSI application and it will only be installed on devices  that it isn't already installed on.

                • /x: uninstall an MSI package. Equivalent functionality is provided by the  uninstall option in the distribution package tool.

                • /j: advertise an MSI package. LANDesk implements similar concepts through  policy-based delivery and the local device software deployment portal.

                • /l: logging. Sdclient.exe gathers status and creates log  files on the device by default.

                • /p: install a patch; used to patch administrative images.  Equivalent functionality is provided under LANDesk through Patch Manager and  also with software distribution and dependent packages. Note: Deploy the latest  patch as the primary package and set up a dependency chain for the MSI application and/or  other patches

                 

                 

                 

                The easiest way we deployed open office 2.4 is with a MST answer file. I gathered all of the information i needed from the Doc below.  Also read the Comments at the bottom.

                 

                 

                http://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-2321

                 

                 

                Hope this help

                 

                 

                KID

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                • 5. Re: installation of Open Office 2.4
                  zman Master

                   

                  As MarXtar indicated look at appdeploy - here is the direct link to Open Office http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=497 expand Notes there are several examples of silent installations.

                   

                   

                  msiexec /qb! /i openofficeorg19122.msi ALLUSERS=1 SELECT_WORD=1 SELECT_EXCEL=1 SELECT_POWERPOINT=1

                   

                   

                  • 6. Re: installation of Open Office 2.4
                    Asraf Radzi Apprentice

                     

                    have you try to repackage openoffice 2.4 using LANDesk package builder?

                     

                     

                    then you can push the package by run from source delivery method. i think this can make the installation silently.

                     

                     

                    • 7. Re: installation of Open Office 2.4
                      MarXtar ITSMMVPGroup

                       

                      There really isn't any need with this product.  It is a pretty well-behaved MSI installation so standard distribution with a silent delivery method should work quite happily.  The only issues here was trying to assign MSI switches that aren't really needed because LANDesk already handles them

                       

                       

                      Mark Star - http://www.marxtar.com

                       

                       

                      Home of Power State Notifier & Wake-On-WAN for LANDesk