Managing MSI Files

 

MSI stands for Microsoft Software Installer is an installation system for Windows and is used to install Windows-based applications. The applications that are installed using the Windows Installer are referred as MSI files.

Desktop Central enables you store the commonly used applications, which can be installed on to the client machines as required. The MSI files of the configurations performed using the Windows Installer are automatically added to the inventory. The files from the inventory can also be picked up while defining the Windows Installer Configuration.

Adding the MSI Details

To add the MSI details to Desktop Central, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Admin tab to invoke the Admin page.
  2. Click the MSI Repository link in the Admin Links pane. This invokes the MSI Repository page.
  3. Click the Add MSI button to invoke the Add MSI page.
  4. Enter the name of MSI  in the MSI Name field.
  5. Enter the description for the MSI in the Description field.
  6. Select the MSI installation package file from the shared network location. Click the Browse button next to the Location field to launch Network Browser window. Select the MSI installation package file and click Select button.
  7. Click the Add button. You can find the MSI is added to the table in the MSI Details page.
  8. Repeat steps 3 to 7 for adding more MSI details.

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Modifying the MSI Details

To modify the MSI details, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Admin tab to invoke the Admin page.
  2. Click the MSI Details link in the Admin Links pane.
  3. Click the icon under the Actions column next to corresponding MSI Name. Click OK to confirm.
  4. Follow the step 4 to step 6 of the Adding the MSI Details procedure.
  5. Click the Modify button.


Removing the MSI Details

To remove the MSI details, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Admin tab to invoke the Admin page.

  2. Click the MSI Details link in the Admin Links pane which requires modification.

  3. Click the icon under the Actions column next to corresponding MSI name. Click OK to confirm deletion.

The MSI details will be deleted from the table.

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