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puppet agent silent install fails (windows 8/2012)

asked 2014-11-09 05:24:13 -0500

Yeayu gravatar image

Hello all,

I am trying to automate the deployment of puppet agent on Windows systems using msiexec (silent installation). The deployment works well on systems running Windows 7, however its failing on windows 8/2012. note: UAC is disabled on all the systems.

When I try to install the puppet agent through command line (msiexec /qn /i C:\test\pe.msi PUPPETMASTERSERVER=puppet.domain.com ) on Windows 8 or 2012 the installation fails, even though I am logged into the system as a member of the local administrators group. However, if i try the same logged using the built-in local administrator account, puppet agent is installed with no issues.

I don't like the idea of having to use the administrator built-in account (account disabled by default on my environment) to roll out puppet...

Is this as expected? is there any workaround?

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Does the local administrators group have permissions on the msiexec executable as well as C:\test\pe.msi? Have you checked the Windows event logs?

johnnyb04 gravatar imagejohnnyb04 ( 2015-09-01 11:42:37 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-09-01 10:51:29 -0500

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I recommend adding /L*V install.log to the msiexec command line, and seeing what errors are reported in the log.

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