Installer with Installer Step-up Utility
Updated: June 29, 2007
With Microsoft® Systems Management Server, organizations can reduce administrative overhead by automating distribution and installation of any 16-bit or 32-bit application or operating system. Many software applications need manual intervention during installation, making them poorly suited for electronic software distribution. Systems Management Server Installer eliminates the need for manual intervention.
Note: This download is available for the Intel platform only.
What Systems Management Server Installer Does
The Systems Management Server Installer features an Installation Expert that repackages one or more software applications into a single package for Systems Management Server to distribute and install automatically. The Installation Expert automatically creates the instructions and event-generation scripts that Systems Management Server uses to deploy software, install applications, and monitor the installation process.
Windows Installer Step-up Utility
Systems Management Server Installer includes the Windows Installer Step-up Utility (ISU). ISU includes a command-line tool that migrates setup packages from the Systems Management Server Installer format to the Microsoft Windows Installer format, resulting in a Windows Installer setup package with an .msi file name extension. The setup package can be run on computers that support the Windows Installer service.
Systems Management Server Installer also supports previous versions of Systems Management Server Installer scripts and packages. This download also includes a command-line feature (Isu.exe) that you can use to convert executables to Windows Installer packages. You can distribute the .msi packages created by Systems Management Server Installer using Windows 2000 group policy; the packages support Windows Installer advertisements and repair features as well.
SMS Installer with Installer Step-up Utility
The self-extracting executable file on this page contains a 32-bit version of Microsoft Systems Management Server Installer. To install this tool, run the 32-bit self-extracting executable (.exe) file on a Systems Management Server 2.0 or Systems Management Server 2003 primary site server.
After Installer verifies that your computer is a Systems Management Server site server, it then copies the installation files to the selected directory (by default, the SMS Installer Files directory).
Note: The Systems Management Server Installer with Installer Step-up: