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How To: Slipstream a service pack into an administrative install

Summary

Instructions provided describe how to slipstream a service pack into an administrative install of ArcGIS Desktop.

Procedure

This guide assumes that ArcGIS Desktop 9.2 Service Pack 5 (e.g., ArcGISDesktop92sp5.msp) has been downloaded and is in the C:\ of the computer.

Note:
These filenames and folders can be changed; they are just used as examples in the guide.

  1. Insert the ArcGIS Desktop CD/DVD into the computer. The installer should autorun.

    Note:
    If the program does not autorun, run the setup.msi by navigating to the contents of the disk using Windows Explorer (e.g., D:\Desktop\setup.msi).

  2. When prompted, select 'Administrative Install of ArcGIS for Network Distribution (Advanced)'.
  3. When prompted for a 'Network installation point:', enter C:\admininstall.
  4. Select the License Manager location when prompted (or choose to define one later, if necessary).
  5. Complete the install process.
  6. Open a command prompt (Start > Run > cmd).
  7. Enter the following at the command prompt:

    msiexec.exe /a <full path to admin install>\setup.msi /p <full path to service pack>\<servicepackname>.msp

    Example:
    Code:
    msiexec.exe /a C:\admininstall\setup.msi /p C:\ArcGISDesktop92sp5.msp

  8. During the install, when prompted for a 'Network installation point:', enter the same directory as in step 3 above (e.g., C:\admininstall).
  9. Select the License Manager location when prompted (or choose to define one later, if necessary).
  10. Complete the install process.
  11. At this point, there is a working package (with the service pack slipstreamed into it) that can be deployed using SMS, Group Policy, Active Directory, etc. The following steps explain how to silently install the package using a msiexec command.
  12. Open a command prompt (Start > Run > cmd).
  13. Enter the following at the command prompt:

    msiexec /I <full path of setup.msi>\setup.msi INSTALLDIR=<desired location of install> ADDLOCAL=ALL ESRI_LICENSE_HOST=<License server hostname> SOFTWARE_CLASS=<product being installed> /qb

    Example:
    Code:
    msiexec /I C:\admininstall \setup.msi INSTALLDIR=C:\ArcGIS ADDLOCAL=ALL ESRI_LICENSE_HOST=LMServer SOFTWARE_CLASS=Professional /qb

    Note:
    There are more switches/options available with the msiexec command. Refer to the install.htm located on the ArcGIS Desktop disk (Installing ArcGIS Desktop > Installing ArcGIS Desktop Silently). Also, refer to the Deploying Managed ArcGIS 9.2 Setups link in the Related Information below.

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