UNSOLVED GPO For Installing FOG Client

  • Server
    • FOG Version: Running Version 1.3.4
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04

    – Windows AD/GPO Server 2008

    • Service Version: 0.11.9
    • OS: Windows 7

    I’ve been trying to get the FOG Client to install with GPO but have been failing miserably.

    My procedure is this…
    I create a group in AD for the lab computers I’m testing my script on…
    Create a new group policy.
    Add the package (MSI file) in to be installed.
    Apply policy to said group.
    Run GPUpdate /force on the server.
    Run GPUpdate /force on clients in said group…

    I have set the IP correctly in the MSI file using Orca. The MSI file will run correctly attended. The IP comes in correctly and everything installs. I have tried running the MSI file from the command line with the quiet options found in the FOG Wiki and it fails to run.

    I’ve done all of the above with admin rights. I’ve set the permissions where the install file is located to allow read and execute for Everyone.

    I’m at a loss as to why this will not run correctly.

    Any advice is appreciated!!!


    Joe Gill

  • @george1421

    Thanks! I managed to get a script made to run in powershell that will install the fog service correctly. I ended up having to download the original file from the server and using that. The MSI file that I created was bombing for some reason. Either way I’m glad I got it working!

    Now my next question is does anyone have any good wiki’s on how to run a powershell script in GPO on a group basis not a login script? I’m new to this stuff so any ideas are helpful! Thanks!



  • This is the FOG Client article, all the arguments are listed in there: https://wiki.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=FOG_Client

    The other article has a deceiving name, I’ll change it to “Golden Machine Setup”

  • Moderator

    This is the command I use to install the fog client via MDT.

    msiexec.exe /i FOGService.msi /quiet USETRAY="0" WEBADDRESS=""

    There is also a Wiki page that covers this topic too: https://wiki.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php/Client_Setup

    Just be aware the first fog server the client connects to, tattoos the client to only communicate with that FOG server.