Remotely installing Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler on multiple computers

As an administrator, you can push the IBM® Cognos® TM1® Performance Modeler installation to users automatically. First, you make the Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler installer file available in a shared folder on your network. You can then use an application such as Microsoft Active Directory to automatically install the client application to authenticated users.

About this task

Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler is installed using an installer file that you put in a shared location. You can use Active Directory to install Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler directly to users' computers.

Use the PerformanceModeler.msi file to install Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler. This file is installed to the following location when you install the Cognos TM1 Application Gateway component:

tm1 location\webapps\pmpsvc\rcp_installs

You can use the PerformanceModeler.msi file with Windows Installer command line options and also use Active Directory or other software management tools to push the install out to remote computers.

The PerformanceModeler.msi file is a standard Microsoft Windows Installer file. You can use the PerformanceModeler.msi file with Windows Installer command line options and also use Active Directory or other software management tools to push the install out to remote computers.

The following table lists some of the property values that administrators can use to install the PerformanceModeler.msi file. For complete details, see the Microsoft developer web site for documentation about the Windows Installer Guide and Windows Installer Property Reference.

Table 1. Property values for Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler
Property Property Value Description
ALLUSERS 1 Installs Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler for all users.

This property value ensures that the registry entries for Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler are located in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

Note: You must use this property with the TARGETDIR property.
ALLUSERS "" (default value) Installs Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler only for the user who is running the installation. Only that user will have access to the application.
TARGETDIR "Performance Modeler_install location" Specifies the installation location for Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler.

For example, TARGETDIR="C:\Program Files"

TARGETDIR "" (default value) Sets the installation location for Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler when TARGETDIR is not specified and ALLUSERS is specified as follows:

When used with ALLUSERS="":

On Windows 7, the installation location is C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\IBM\Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler

When used with ALLUSERS=1:

On Windows 7, the installation location is C:\Program Data\IBM\Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler

NOUPDATE Yes Prevents Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler users from receiving automatic updates.

This value is recommended when end users do not have write access to the application installation location. Auto-updating requires that Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler users can write to the location specified, or defaulted to, by the TARGETDIR property.

NOUPDATE No (default value) Allows Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler users to receive automatic updates.

An example is shown in the following steps.

Procedure

  1. Open a command prompt, and navigate to the location of the PerformanceModeler.msi file.
  2. To install Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler for all users, type the following command
     PerformanceModeler.msi TARGETDIR="install_location" ALLUSERS=1