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DavidMS91
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Pinned topic Making a BigFix MSI

‏2011-10-12T15:04:13Z |
I am trying to automatically deploy bigfix via group policy and MSI files. However I am having some trouble packing the file and the masthead in an MSI (is there a utility to automate this?) and generate an installer. Or do I need to use a third party tool? I am pretty new to pushing out MSI installers via AD but see that others have succeeded here.

I know that it also does not help that I am not the one who normally works with bigfix.
Updated on 2011-10-12T16:33:11Z at 2011-10-12T16:33:11Z by nberger91
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: Making a BigFix MSI

    ‏2011-10-12T15:10:24Z  in response to DavidMS91
    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.
    Updated on 2011-10-12T15:10:24Z at 2011-10-12T15:10:24Z by SystemAdmin
  • DavidMS91
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    Re: Making a BigFix MSI

    ‏2011-10-12T15:16:19Z  in response to DavidMS91
    Does it include the masthead?
    • JCope
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      Re: Making a BigFix MSI

      ‏2014-03-31T14:02:19Z  in response to DavidMS91

      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.

      Thanks,

      Jcope

      • jgstew
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        Re: Making a BigFix MSI

        ‏2014-04-02T14:16:20Z  in response to JCope

         

        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.

         

         

        Updated on 2014-04-02T14:18:12Z at 2014-04-02T14:18:12Z by jgstew
  • nberger91
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    Re: Making a BigFix MSI

    ‏2011-10-12T16:33:11Z  in response to DavidMS91
    create a system startup script which executes a simple bat file. create a folder, copy the setup.exe, masthead, and the bat file ... run !

    @echo off

    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"
    :AgentFound

    exit
    • MBARTOSH
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      Re: Making a BigFix MSI

      ‏2014-04-02T14:30:02Z  in response to nberger91

      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.