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  • I have installed 3rd party apps (such as Adobe), that would does not require setting custom options.  There is a 3rd party software application that I need to install where I need to choose "custom" during the install, and only install one component of the software application.  How do I go about doing a custom install like this?

    Monday, August 29, 2011 3:19 PM

Answers

  • You have to create a msi transform or use command line parameters / msi properties if you want to customize a default installation. www.appdeploy.com is a great resource for those questions.
    Torsten Meringer | http://www.mssccmfaq.de
    Monday, August 29, 2011 3:25 PM
  • Contact the vendor, only they can truly tell you how to properly use their installation and how to customize it. As Torsten pointed out, AppDeploy is a great site to reference also.

    ConfigMgr is just the deliverer of a command-line -- there is no "magic" that allows it to be omniscient or omnipotent about what a command-line does or can do.


    Jason | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jsandys | Twitter @JasonSandys
    Monday, August 29, 2011 5:18 PM

All replies

  • You have to create a msi transform or use command line parameters / msi properties if you want to customize a default installation. www.appdeploy.com is a great resource for those questions.
    Torsten Meringer | http://www.mssccmfaq.de
    Monday, August 29, 2011 3:25 PM
  • Contact the vendor, only they can truly tell you how to properly use their installation and how to customize it. As Torsten pointed out, AppDeploy is a great site to reference also.

    ConfigMgr is just the deliverer of a command-line -- there is no "magic" that allows it to be omniscient or omnipotent about what a command-line does or can do.


    Jason | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jsandys | Twitter @JasonSandys
    Monday, August 29, 2011 5:18 PM
  • Depending on what you are trying to accomplish, there are 3rd party tools that can help you create transforms (MST)

    http://www.flexerasoftware.com/products/adminstudio.htm

    http://www.symantec.com/business/package-studio

    Also there is a free installer tool you can use to modify MSI http://www.advancedinstaller.com.


    Jay Parekh Project Leadership Associates
    Monday, August 29, 2011 9:03 PM