Is there a command line installation for DSM Explorer + DSM Reporter option?

Document ID : KB000010998
Last Modified Date : 11/09/2018
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Introduction:

The best way to install DSM Explorer/DSM Reporter is via CA Software Delivery.

But, if there is a need to install them locally, they can be installed using the MSIEXEC command.

Question:

Is there a command line installation for DSM Explorer + DSM Reporter option?

Environment:
CA Client Automation - All Versions
Answer:

DSM Explorer and DSM Reporter can be installed using MSIEXEC commands.

As a pre-requisite, the target must have at least the CA Client Automation Basic Agent installed.

Copy the "\WindowsProductFiles_x86\Explorer" folder from the CA Client Automation Installation media to the target and execute the MSIEXEC command listed below.

 

DSM Explorer + DSM Reporter

msiexec.exe /i Explorer.msi ADDLOCAL=ALL ADMINCONSOLE_MANAGER=<Domain Manager Name> ALLUSERS=1 CAF_INSTALL_SERVICE=0 CAF_START_SERVICE=1 /qn

Example: If the Domain Manager name is "XYZ", the command would be:

msiexec.exe Explorer.msi ADDLOCAL=ALL ADMINCONSOLE_MANAGER=XYZ ALLUSERS=1 CAF_INSTALL_SERVICE=0 CAF_START_SERVICE=1 /qn

 
 

DSM Explorer + Reporter (Package Specific parameters)

The MSI install package for the DSM Explorer (Explorer.msi) supports the following package-specific properties:

  • ADDLOCAL
    Specific features that can be selected for installation.

    ValueDescription
    ExplorerExplorer common components (mandatory for the Explorer installation)
    ExpAMAsset Management plug-in
    ExpRCRemote Control common plug-in
    ExpSDSoftware Delivery common plug-in
    ExpSDBBoot Manager plug-in
    ExpSDMSoftware Delivery Manager Client API
    ExpRPReporter plug-in
    ALLSelects all the features

Scenario: Install only the DSM Explorer and the DSM Reporter without installing any other component:
msiexec.exe /i Explorer.msi ADDLOCAL=Explorer,ExpRP ADMINCONSOLE_MANAGER=<Domain Manager Name> ALLUSERS=1 CAF_INSTALL_SERVICE=0 CAF_START_SERVICE=1 /qn

Example: If the Domain Manager name is "XYZ", the command would be:

msiexec.exe /i Explorer.msi ADDLOCAL=Explorer,ExpRp ADMINCONSOLE_MANAGER=XYZ ALLUSERS=1 CAF_INSTALL_SERVICE=0 CAF_START_SERVICE=1 /qn

 

 
Additional Information:

To install the Basic Hardware Inventory Agent or any other Agent plugin please refer the techdoc below:
https://comm.support.ca.com/kb/how-to-install-the-agents-using-msiexec-commands/kb000044373

Note: CAPKI and CASockAdapter are mandatory to install any plugin.