Pinned topic Making a BigFix MSI
I know that it also does not help that I am not the one who normally works with bigfix.
SystemAdmin 110000D4XK2038 Posts
Re: Making a BigFix MSI2011-10-12T15:10:24ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.on your BigFix server there should be a directory - \BESInstallers\ClientMSI - which already contains a BESClientMSI.msi for installs. I would start with that as I know it works when using group policy.
DavidMS91 270004W38H2 Posts
Re: Making a BigFix MSI2011-10-12T15:16:19ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.Does it include the masthead?
nberger91 270004W6A034 Posts
Re: Making a BigFix MSI2011-10-12T16:33:11ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.create a system startup script which executes a simple bat file. create a folder, copy the setup.exe, masthead, and the bat file ... run !
if exist "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\BigFix Enterprise\BES Client\BESClient.exe" goto AgentFound
if exist "%ProgramFiles%\BigFix Enterprise\BES Client\BESClient.exe" goto AgentFound
%LOGONSERVER%\netlogon\BigFix\setup.exe /s /v"/qn /l*voicewarmup "C:\BigFixInstallLog.log"
JCope 2700070NA81 Post
Re: Making a BigFix MSI2014-03-31T14:02:19ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
- DavidMS91 270004W38H
David, did you ever find an answer to the question of whether the Masthead was included in the \BESInstallers\ClientMSI\BESClient.msi file?
I have been gleaning through the IEM Administrators manual and several websites on GPO and I cannot find any indication of how the masthead or config files get connected to the MSI.
jgstew 270004VDPE47 Posts
Re: Making a BigFix MSI2014-04-02T14:16:20ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
- JCope 2700070NA8
I believe that the MSI from BigFix/IBM's websites do not include the Masthead.
I am not certain about the MSI's referenced as residing here: \BESInstallers\ClientMSI on the root server.
It has been my understanding that you must have the MSI and masthead in the same folder when running the MSI in order for the masthead to be set properly, otherwise you would need a 3rd party tool to package the MSI to include it.
I'd recommend creating an MSI that ONLY installs the masthead and push out both MSIs using Group Policy.
MBARTOSH 2000002HB636 Posts
Re: Making a BigFix MSI2014-04-02T14:30:02ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
- nberger91 270004W6A0
In our environment a login script is not a good idea because of bandwidth contraints. A logon script ill at least download the batch file everytime a user logs on. I am not sure but it may also copy setup.exe also.
Bigfix needs discovery with automatic client installation, like SCCM.
APTNinja 270003VJ1213 Posts
Re: Making a BigFix MSI2014-04-03T20:02:23ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
- jgstew 270004VDPE
See the following documentation:
The client msi does not contain the actionsite.afxm masthead but the client can be deployed without it. However, before starting and running the client, the actionsite.afxm needs to be placed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\BigFix Enterprise\BES Client folder.
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pdentremont 270007BSRT1 Post
Re: Making a BigFix MSI2015-07-08T15:18:17ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
Any update on this? All BigFix Servers have always generated a BESClient.msi with the masthead contained until now my RedHat with BigFix 188.8.131.52 didn't do this for some reason. I'm attempting to figure out how to inject the masthead.