4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 4, 2009 6:09 PM by bnelson

    Deploying Multiple software Packages Via Provisioning

    Rookie

      HI

      I need to distribute multiple software applications with provisioning.

      These consist of

      MSI's, Exe's and SWD packages.

      They distribute fine except for the SWD packages.

      They all deploy the application shortcut's to the current user desktop

       

      When the packages are deployed individually this is not an issue

      The packages when created were created for the all user profile and the shortcuts likewise

      Any ideas

      Thanks

      Kevin

        • 1. Re: Deploying Multiple software Packages Via Provisioning
          Employee

          I've read this a few times and I'm not seeing it.

           

          Is your problem that:

          1. They put a shortcut on the desktop?
          2. It's not the right desktop?
          3. They don't put a shortcut on any desktop?

           

          I think that you're only seeing whichever problem with SWD? That in itself could be the problem... it's in the zombie-like state of advanced decay that we software vendors like to call "deprecated". There are still some valid use cases, but there are also known problems without planned solutions. Personally, I only use it for things without user interaction (including shortcuts).

          • 2. Re: Deploying Multiple software Packages Via Provisioning
            Rookie

            Just to Clarify

             

            The SWD packages are doing the following when installed individually

             

            (1) Install the software and place a shortcut on the C:\Documents and settings\allusers\desktop

             

            When they are installed in the template

             

            (1) Package 1 installs as above i.e creates an application shortcut in  C:\Documents and settings\allusers\desktop  (which is what I would expect)

            (2) all other swd packages in the template install the shortcut to D:\userdata\username\Desktop even though the short is set for all users

             

            Example of the shortcut from the builder

            SHORTCUT: "$DEFAULTDIR$\ARDINTF.EXE",AI_6.0,dir="$DEFAULTDIR$", allusers

             

            thanks

            Kevin

            • 3. Re: Deploying Multiple software Packages Via Provisioning
              Employee

              seems like the variable is being replaced?? Try hardcoding it...

              • 4. Re: Deploying Multiple software Packages Via Provisioning
                bnelson Employee

                I find spotty results at best when deploying distribution packages using provisioning. I get around it by using the execute command option in the template and calling the exe, msi, or bat file. Then I use use the command line options to set the installation defaults by either calling a answer file or using switches.