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How can I set up, ComputerName must contain "xxx" (3-4 specific letters/numbers) as a PREREQ within an MSI.

10/10/2018 398 views

I have an app that we want to push out to only a subset of machines, but currently they do not have them categorized, or in groups.  So in the past they ran a VBScript that contained a "ComputerName" must contain and then had 3-4 specific variables, to distinguish the specific computer subset, say "TRN", or "VIR2" or "VMIT" in order for the VB script to kick off the MSI.  I got all the Reg key adds and icon replacements, etc, out of the VB script and embedded into the MSI, now I am trying to come up with a way to add a similar ComputerName Check within the MSI, and was unsuccessful at putting the VBScript as a Custom Action, to run before app install launch, so I was trying to add the Name Query within the LaunchCondition found on the General Information Page, it has it's own little drop down boxes giving you options to build a statement but everything I have tried so far has failed, can anyone assist with the correct syntax here?


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You can probably set up and use a regex function, probably most sensibly to make the machines containing the text a member of a label that is then the target of the script. So something like Machine name matches REGEX : TRN|VIR2|VMIT
Answered 10/11/2018 by: Hobbsy
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EDIT: Hobbsy's suggestion to filter it out on the distribution level is much better solution.
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According to the Conditional Statement Syntax it should be something like this:
ComputerName >< "TRN" OR ComputerName >< "VIR2" OR ComputerName >< " VMIT"
ERROR! Computer name must containĀ  "TRN", "VIR2" or "VMIT".
ComputerName << "TRN" OR ComputerName << "VIR2" OR ComputerName << " VMIT"
ERROR! Computer name must start with "TRN", "VIR2" or "VMIT".
LaunchCondition table:


Answered 10/11/2018 by: rad33k
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