@Echo off Rem This is a example of a wrapper that will translate the exitcode of an installation to something else. rem normally it would be something like this. rem %specopsdeploymentdir%\install.exe /command /line /switches rem just using Ping as example ping -n 1 220.127.116.11 rem ping -n 1 127.0.0.1 REM If the ping is successfull it will give 0 REM IF the ping can't ping the host it will give 1 Echo Real ErrorCode from installer: %errorlevel% if %errorlevel% == 0 goto success if %errorlevel% == 1 goto minorproblem if %errorlevel% == 2 goto minorproblem if %errorlevel% == 255 goto success set realerr == %errorlevel% goto Error :Error Echo doing a exit with the real errorcode exit /B %realerr% :minorproblem Echo Just a MinorProblem, so Setting ErrorLevel to 0 exit /B 0 :success Echo Success, so exiting with ErrorCode 0 exit /B 0 # End of ScriptSo it will be something like this. Notice the Real Errorcode after the command and what it will actually exit with and report to Specops Deploy;
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Legacy Installation Script Wrapper
When an installation is completed it returns an Error Code to Specops Deploy. If it's a 0 we consider the installation successful and 1 is usually Successful but need to reboot and everthing else is an Error. Though, there are installation programs that does not follow this Standard, which makes it possible for you to Specify an alternate Success Exitcode. That's not always enough, since more than 1 Exit Code can be considered a success. Here is a small example of a Install Script you can use to launch your installation and add Error handling.