For my SCCM deployment I use the following MSI install command:
msiexec.exe /i splunkforwarder-6.3.3-x64-release.msi RECEIVINGINDEXER="IndexServ:9997" DEPLOYMENTSERVER="DPServ:8089" WINEVENTLOGSECENABLE=1 WINEVENTLOGSYSENABLE=1 AGREETOLICENSE=Yes /q
This works fine in most cases where an installation was successful but in some cases I get a corrupt installation back.
I get the message that the universal forwarder was already installed but I see no Control Panel (add remove programs) option.
Sometimes there is still a directory you need to remove and sometimes there is a value in the HKCR -> Installer -> Products/Features.
For one server this isn't a problem, but it happened on 25 servers. So I have two question with a new Universal Forwarder update:
1) Is there a force install option so the application always gets installed?
2) Will I get the same message when I upgrade and how to solve this on multiple servers?
Yes, but when you look at ask questions then you see this bug comming back in different versions. And yes i want to upgrade in november 2017 but then i want a work around or a solution.
Not still not solved. It is a typical bug on Windows deployment, but i'm in contact with SPLUNK so i will write down the answer as soon as we have one.
Hey @aborgeld, were you able to figure out this problem? If so we would love to see your solution and you can receive karma points if you accept your own answer. Happy Splunking!