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GW 2014 and Zenworks

Does anyone know where I can get the .msi file to use in Zen to be able to create a bundle to install GW 2014 client? I heard there was a way to convert the .exe file to a .msi, is that correct?
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On Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:36:03 GMT, lupeatx
<lupeatx@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com> wrote:

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>Does anyone know where I can get the .msi file to use in Zen to be able
>to create a bundle to install GW 2014 client? I heard there was a way to
>convert the .exe file to a .msi, is that correct?


Not sure about that, but the best way I've found to install the GW
client via ZCM is to use these instructions:
https://www.novell.com/documentation/groupwise2014r2/gw2014_guide_interop/data/interop_zen_config_mgt.html
I've done a few tweaks to mine such as making sure that GroupWise is
not running before attempting to do the install. But this works
great. I've been installing the client this way for quite some time.

Ken

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ketter;2439913 wrote:
On Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:36:03 GMT, lupeatx
<lupeatx@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com> wrote:

>
>Does anyone know where I can get the .msi file to use in Zen to be able
>to create a bundle to install GW 2014 client? I heard there was a way to
>convert the .exe file to a .msi, is that correct?


Not sure about that, but the best way I've found to install the GW
client via ZCM is to use these instructions:
https://www.novell.com/documentation/groupwise2014r2/gw2014_guide_interop/data/interop_zen_config_mgt.html
I've done a few tweaks to mine such as making sure that GroupWise is
not running before attempting to do the install. But this works
great. I've been installing the client this way for quite some time.

Ken

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On step 4, where if the groupwise.mst file located? Looking for it but can't find it.
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On Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:16:02 GMT, lupeatx
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>ketter;2439913 Wrote:
>> On Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:36:03 GMT, lupeatx
>> <lupeatx@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com> wrote:
>>
>> >
>> >Does anyone know where I can get the .msi file to use in Zen to be

>> able
>> >to create a bundle to install GW 2014 client? I heard there was a way

>> to
>> >convert the .exe file to a .msi, is that correct?

>>
>> Not sure about that, but the best way I've found to install the GW
>> client via ZCM is to use these instructions:
>> https://www.novell.com/documentation/groupwise2014r2/gw2014_guide_interop/data/interop_zen_config_mgt.html
>> I've done a few tweaks to mine such as making sure that GroupWise is
>> not running before attempting to do the install. But this works
>> great. I've been installing the client this way for quite some time.
>>
>> Ken
>>
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>On step 4, where if the groupwise.mst file located? Looking for it but
>can't find it.


Should be in \groupwise\client\win32\

I extract the GW full_win_multi.zip file to C:\gwtemp
Then I run c:\gwtemp\groupwise\server\win64\setup.exe /extract
c:\gwtemp\gwserver

And from that structure I use these four files to create my bundle:

c:\gwtemp\gwserver\novell\groupwise
server\agents\data\client\setup\win32
extract_setupip_packs.cmd
setupip.fil
setupip.en

c:\gwtemp\groupwise\client\win32\groupwise.mst

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You have to create the .mst-File yourself with gwtuner from the admin/tools.

Regards

Ullrich

Am 21.09.2016 um 23:16 schrieb lupeatx:
>
> ketter;2439913 Wrote:
>> On Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:36:03 GMT, lupeatx
>> <lupeatx@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Does anyone know where I can get the .msi file to use in Zen to be

>> able
>>> to create a bundle to install GW 2014 client? I heard there was a way

>> to
>>> convert the .exe file to a .msi, is that correct?

>>
>> Not sure about that, but the best way I've found to install the GW
>> client via ZCM is to use these instructions:
>> https://www.novell.com/documentation/groupwise2014r2/gw2014_guide_interop/data/interop_zen_config_mgt.html
>> I've done a few tweaks to mine such as making sure that GroupWise is
>> not running before attempting to do the install. But this works
>> great. I've been installing the client this way for quite some time.
>>
>> Ken
>>
>> --------------------------------------------------------
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>
> On step 4, where if the groupwise.mst file located? Looking for it but
> can't find it.
>
>


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On Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:06:11 GMT, Ullrich <netmaster@euwid.de> wrote:

>You have to create the .mst-File yourself with gwtuner from the admin/tools.
>
>Regards
>
>Ullrich


Good catch Ullrich. I have that in my notes, but forgot to mention
it.

Ken

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Thanks! The bundle has been set up, tested and works!

If we set up a schedule does it go out and install automatically or do we still have to start it from Application window??
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On Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:06:02 GMT, lupeatx
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>Thanks! The bundle has been set up, tested and works!
>
>If we set up a schedule does it go out and install automatically or do
>we still have to start it from Application window??


I schedule mine - works fine.

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I'm doing something wrong because the bundle gets to the device but won't install. The only thing that comes up is the Microsoft Visual C++ set up.
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On Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:26:02 GMT, lupeatx
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>I'm doing something wrong because the bundle gets to the device but
>won't install. The only thing that comes up is the Microsoft Visual C++
>set up.


Here are my notes for how I do this. Hopefully they aren't too vague.
Maybe you can compare with your steps and find something. These steps
work fine for me.

preliminary setup steps
* 984046-gw14.2.1-124440-881_full_win_multi.zip
* extract to c:\gwtemp
* run c:\gwtemp\groupwise\server\win64\setup.exe /extract
c:\gwtemp\gwserver
(this gets all the server files - needed for setupip.fil)
* run c:\gwtemp\groupwise\admin\utility\tools\gwtuner.exe
specify location of the client directory -
C:\gwtemp\groupwise\client
install path (default) - C:\Program Files\Novell\GroupWise
program folder (default) - GroupWise
options checked
add groupwise to the desktop
add groupwise to the quick launch
install internet brower mail integration
add icons to the start menu
option not checked
add notify to the startup folder
select language
English
select default startup language
English
* groupwise.mst created in C:\gwtemp\groupwise\client\win32

create bundle
* actions, install
create directory - c:\zcm\gw2014r2-sp1-124440
* run as secure system user
install files to c:\zcm\gw2014r2-sp1-124440
(located in c:\gwtemp\gwserver\novell\groupwise
server\agents\data\client\setup\win32)
extract_setupip_packs.cmd
setupip.fil
setupip.en
* do not compress or encrypt
* run as secure system user
run script extract_setupip_packs.cmd
c:\zcm\gw2014r2-sp1-124440\extract_setupip_packs.cmd
* when action is complete
* run as secure system user
install file to c:\zcm\gw2014r2-sp1-124440\win32\groupwise.mst
(do not compress or encrypt)
(located in
c:\gwtemp\groupwise\client\win32\groupwise.mst)
* do not compress or encrypt
* run as secure system user
launch executable - c:\windows\system32\taskkill.exe
command line parameter - /im grpwise.exe
* when action is complete
* run as logged in user
launch executable -
c:\zcm\gw2014r2-sp1-124440\win32\install.bat
command line parameter - /silent
environment variable
GW_INST_TRANSFORM_FILE = groupwise.mst
GW_INST_REMOVE_MSI = True
* when action is complete
* run as dynamic administrator
registry edit -
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Novell\GroupWise\Client\Setup]
"LaunchNotifyAtStartup"=dword:00000001
* Apply HKEY_CURRENT_USER changes to the logged in
user's hive instead of .DEFAULT
delete directory - c:\zcm\gw2014r2-sp1-124440
* run as secure system user

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Are you doing this from the GW server or from another machine?
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On Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:36:02 GMT, lupeatx
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>Are you doing this from the GW server or from another machine?


I do all this at my PC, not the GW server. I'm running GW on OES 11.

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