SCCM tips and info

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  • Cache location
32-bit - C:\Windows\System32\CCM\Cache
64-bit - C:\Windows\SYSWOW64\CCM\Cache
  • Logs
32-bit - C:\Windows\System32\CCM\Logs
64-bit - C:\Windows\SYSWOW64\CCM\Logs
  • Clear Cache manually
Control Panel > System and Security > Configuration Manager > Advanced Tab
  • Update machine policy manually
Control Panel > System and Security > Configuration Manager > Actions Tab
Run "Machine Policy Retrieval and Evaluation Cycle"
  • Remove SCCM client
32-bit - C:\Windows\System32\ccmsetup\ccmsetup.exe /uninstall
64-bit - C:\Windows\ccmsetup\ccmsetup.exe /uninstall

Silent Installs

  • Winzip Self-extractors: [filename].exe /auto <directory>
  • MikTex: [basic miktex installer].exe --shared --unattended
  • Texmaker: texmakerwin32_install.exe /S
  • Ghostscript: gs902w32.exe /S
  • COMSOL: setup.exe -s [setupfile].ini
    • Version 4.2: Must copy com.comsol.resources_1.0.0.jar (created during install of software) to /plugins directory of install media. Silent install fails without it.
  • Cadence: setup.exe !quiet=silentinstall.ini
    • Cadence hotfix: [hotfixfile].exe -s setup.iss
      • Use [hotfixfile].exe -r to create setup.iss response file
  • Quartus II:
  • Synopsys Saber:
  • Synopsys HSPICE:
  • Agilent ADS: ads2011_XX_rXXX_windows.exe -f
    • 2011.05 doesn't install licensing tools, so have to install them separately. Told it should be fixed in next release in Dec.
  • OptiSystem: should be setup.exe /SILENT, but doesn't work. They've disabled the automated install.
    • Copy in edited hasplm.ini file to %programfiles%\common files\aladdin shared\hasp\ before installing.
  • Xilinx 13.x: Batch install requires you to agree to two EULAs, the second one being massive. An alternative is to copy the installed files to another machine and run a batch file to add in shortcuts. I've used 7-zip to compress and archive the installed files (from 13GB to ~4)
    • 7z.exe x [Xilinx archive] -o%SYSTEMDRIVE%
    • Then run shortcutsSetup.bat in the bin folder
  • CST Suite: msiexec /qb /i "CST Studio Suite 20xx.msi" ADDLOCAL=CST_STUDIO_SERIES_Files,Examples
    • x64 also requires: <CST 20xx DVD Image>\Bin\vcredist_x64.exe /Q

Advertisements and Task Sequences

  • TS: Install Multiple Applications option
    • Define Task Sequence Variables for each application to install
    • Variable names must be in format XXX001, XXX002, XXX003 etc, where XXX is the base name (no known restriction on base name)
    • Define variables first, then add "Install Software" step, choose option to install multiple applications, and input the base name of the TSVs
    • Unconfirmed: Only works if TS advertisement is set to access content directly from the DP
  • TS: Using multiple "Install Software" steps to install multiple applications in one TS
    • Appears to mis-report required disk space if installing multiple programs from the same package