Script for ZIP file with conditions

I'm still fairly new to scripting in KACE and in general, so I'm having some difficulties with this one. I'm trying to deploy the Cisco Secure Client (DART and Umbrella only) which is super easy as a manual install, since it gives you the option to select Umbrella and Dart from the 10 or so options from the install prompt. I tried setting it up with the dart predeploy.msi, umbrella predeploy.msi, and setup.exe as their own scripts...but that didn't work since they need the module profiles for the installation. Does anyone know how to deploy a zip file in a script with conditions in KACE? Thank you!

0 Comments   [ + ] Show comments

Answers (2)

Posted by: Nico_K 2 months ago
Posted by: Hobbsy 2 months ago
Red Belt

Why are you not deploying this as a managed installation? 

Connecting a zip file, if it is named with a .zip extension and zipped by a proprietary software application i.e. not a windows compressed folder, to a software inventory or catalog item means that you can use it as a managed installation.

The beauty of this is that in the managed installation command line you can then define your .msi command with switches in full.

Being a zip file, when KACE deploys the managed installation it will copy the .zip to the target, unzip the zip file in a temp directory and then run the defined .msi command line.

No scripting, no complication, just KACE working as it was designed to work.

Sometimes I think Quest’s biggest mistake was stopping jumpstart training for customers, this was 1.1 in software deployment!!

if you need more help, just reach out (to an ex jumpstart trainer ;o)

  • Quickstart (ex Jumpstart) is just optional now and not mandatory as before (= you can choose not to buy it)
    Yes, I still think a good Quickstart would help customers and bring down the amount of "strange questions", but overall most of the customers still book it. - Nico_K 2 months ago
This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site and/or clicking the "Accept" button you are providing consent Quest Software and its affiliates do NOT sell the Personal Data you provide to us either when you register on our websites or when you do business with us. For more information about our Privacy Policy and our data protection efforts, please visit GDPR-HQ