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Software deployment on KoFax Power PDF (formally Nuance Power PDF)

10/23/2019 1870 views

I'm having issues trying to deploy Power PDF within KACE.  Here is the command line that I use.  msiexec /i /qn "Kofa_Power_PDF_Advanced.msi" SSETPRODEFVIEWER="1".

The SSETPRODEFVIEWER is the command to set as the default viewer for PDF files.  Other than that it should work. I've noticed this posting back in 2014 https://www.itninja.com/software/nuance-communications-inc/nuance-power-pdf-advanced/1-14104

Other than that, that's all I see. I was wondering if anybody else is having an issue deploying Power PDF within Kace.

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Is your software being installed correctly?


Or is this an issue with setting the PDF as default?


I'm saying this because setting a software by default via CMD has become... very troublesome in Windows 10 1809 and 1903.

https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/2215744-default-pdf-setting-back-to-edge-win-10-1903

https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/2213731-windows-10-keeps-resetting-default-apps-to-edge

https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/2212967-windows-10-v1809-default-pdf-app-keeps-resetting

https://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/131330-why-does-my-default-app-revert-back-ms-default.html



I would suggest using GPO or a separate Powershell Script to set Default associations with INSERT SOFTWARE NAME here.



Answered 10/23/2019 by: Channeler
Red Belt

  • Well, the software is not even being pushed to the client. So, I'm not sure that it's been installed correctly.
    I might take your advice and have the software installed through GPO.
    • You should be able to install it via KACE Scripts or Managed Install.

      Could you post a screenshot showing how is the Managed Install or Script currently configured?

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Hi,

If you want to silently install Nuance Power PDF Advanced on a remote PC, with a Powershell script, then do the following:

1. In the setup.ini file change/add the following entries if they differ from yours:

[Startup]

CmdLine=

SuppressWrongOS=N

ScriptDriven=0

ScriptVer=ENTERSCRIPTVERSIONHERE

DotNetOptionalInstallIfSilent=Y

OnUpgrade=0

Product=Nuance Power PDF Advanced

PackageName=Nuance Power PDF Advanced.msi

EnableLangDlg=N

LogResults=N

UI=1000

DoMaintenance=N

ProductCode={ENTERPRODUCTCODEHERE}

ProductVersion=ENTERPRODUCTVERSIONHERE

SuppressReboot=Y

LauncherName=setup.exe

PackageCode={ENTERPACKAGECODEHERE}

ISX_SERIALNUM=ENTERSERIAL@HERE


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

2. Create a Powershell script similar to the one below:


$Computer = Read-Host -Prompt 'ENTER PC NAME TO INSTALL NUANCE '


xcopy "C:\Temp\NUANCE" "\\$Computer\C$\TEMP\NUANCE" /S /I


psexec \\$Computer msiexec /i "C:\Temp\NUANCE\Nuance Power PDF Advanced.msi" /quiet /norestart /qn ISX_SERIALNUM=ENTERSERIAL#HERE


Remove-Item \\$Computer\C$\Temp\NUANCE -Recurse


POWERSHELL -NOEXIT

Answered 09/04/2020 by: jmp4me444
White Belt

 
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