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Deploy a MSI using Group Policy. Sounds easy right?

This MSI (CAD Client Configuration.msi) prompts for the IP address of our UCCX server. Most MSI's I have dealt with I can install silently uisng /q but this one not so much.

I can't assign it to the computer object becuase the prompt for the IP address is never visible.

I can't assignt it to the user object becuase they don't have the credintials to run to program.

I need to install this on 250 computers within the next 5 hours. Any advice??

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Can you provide a link to the MSI? And could you please identify which command line options you've tried to install this? –  jscott May 26 '11 at 11:56
    
Five hours have passed. Any luck, or follow up information, with this? –  jscott May 26 '11 at 16:58

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Get SuperOrca and open the MSI. Check in the Property table for a property which could be assigned to this IP's value. You can then either pass the property on the command line or via a transform file (MST) to populate this property (and/or others).

Command line, assuming IPPROP is the IP property's name:

msiexec /i "CAD Client Configuration.msi" IPPROP=10.0.0.1 /qn

MST file:

msiexec /i "CAD Client Configuration.msi" TRANSFORMS=your.transform.mst /qn

It's also possible you may be able to simply install silently, and populate the registry with the IP value post-install.

msiexec /i "CAD Client Configuration.msi" /qn

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I dropped the ball on this question. I ended up deploying it manually. @jscott - If I ever get time I will try your suggestion. Thanks for you help and time. –  Ruisu Sep 12 '11 at 17:14

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