Creating an Application using an EXE with MECM
Before you Begin
The Macro Setup EXE file must be in the File Share in order for MECM to gain access.
Withing your local or shared Applications folder, create a Macro folder to place the set-up EXE into.
Inside of MECM, click on Applications, and select Manually specify the application information.
Specification must be made as the EXE installer does not provide all the necessary information (unlike MSI installer).
When on the General Information tab of the Application Wizard, fill out the information as shown below:
Navigate to the Application Catalog tab and insert the values into the related fields.
We need to ensure we have a Silent Installation Method, Silent Un-Installation Method and Detection Method.
Our application does not automatically start the application after installation, so you do not need to manually add this.
To add a new deployment type, you will want to specify the Script Installer since we will need to customize our installation, un-installation and detection methods.
Fill in the deployment type name.
Content Location - Folder containing the set-up EXE
- Select the EXE installer using /S option
- You will also need to specify whether you want a
systemlevel application. To do that you will need to add either /currentuser or /allusers to the installation command
Uninstall Program - select EXE uninstaller using /S option
For the Uninstall Program selection, the location will be inside %ProgramFiles%\Macro.
If on a 64-bit client, leave the Run Installation box at the bottom unchecked.
There are several Detection Method options available- the easiest is to look for the Macro EXE and set the Operator as Greater than or equal to the desired build version:
Macro is usually installed within the same Applications folder, but this may vary depending on your deployment infrastructure - meaning you will need to find out where the information Macro lives on your local hardware.
Specify User Experience
These fields will be company specific as well.
The installation time for Macro should be no more than 10 minutes, but can vary depending on the local hardware the software is being deployed on.
These settings will be company specific - choose User Collection and Distribution
For brevity, the following sections are omitted, as each companies deployment will vary widely.
You will want to setup the content distribution using Distribution Point/Group`.
Then simply deploy and verify installation.