I am using SCUP to import third-party / custom updates into my SCCM infra. I have successfuly deployed the updates for Java and Adobe Reader n Flash Player. I have a requirement where I want to deploy a .MST (Transform file) along with my .MSI / .MSP file. How can I achieve this with SCUP 2011 and SCCM 2007.
What I understood is that we can specify the command line that references the .MST file while creating the update in SCUP. But how will I ensure that the .MST that client refers will be available with the actual update file. Is there any trick to accomodate that requirement (within SCUP or external to SCUP).
Whitin SCUP 4.5 or 2011 you can't add this transform to an *.MSI,*.MSP,*.EXE's. The reason why this is not possible is that you can't include the *.MST file in the SCUP update.
So what you need to do is create an installation package that includes the setup AND the MST file.
You can use for this IExpress.exe this tool is included in every client OS.This tool will allow you to create a self extracting executable. Where you put in your case the *.MSP file and *.MST file. And the commandline to silent install the *.MSP + the parameter to start your *.MST.
One problem of this "work arround" is that manualy need to define the update detection rules.
P.S.: this site gives you more info about IExpress.exe
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- Edited by daft Wednesday, December 14, 2011 12:49 PM