Installing MSI package with AE
Automation Engine doesn’t delivers an “out of the box” solution to install MSI Packages,
but it’s possible to install MSI packages with a Windows Agents via command line execution.
The tool to initiate the MSI deployment is themsiexec command.
It has numerous options to cover the different install methods:
More information about the MSI install process in batch mode is available in documentations from Microsoft.
On a practical level I would implement a solution for automated MSI deployment a workflow which consists of different tasks:
- verifying the install process: target system, current SW version, SW to deploy
- transferring the MSI Package with Filetransfer object to the target
- executing the MSI Install with msiexec
- error handling, notification about the current deployment process
For a more professional
approach of software deployment is,
of course the Automic Release Automation the definitive solution:
Does anyone have a use case for MSI deployment automation with AE?