Toolkit runs fine when running Deploy-Application.ps1 but not when running .EXE

Hello people,

This is my third or so packaging with PSAppDeployToolkit so im more or less a beginner.

Although now when ive tried to package Pulse Secure i cant get it to run fully.

When trying to run the Deploy-Application.exe i see that it creates a process in task manager not using any CPU if that makes any difference, when monitoring it with procmon it continuously logs tasks but the installation never seems to run/start.

Although when running the Deploy-Application.ps1 with admin rights in ISE it works with no issues.

As i want to deploy this with SCCM with the Deploy-Application.exe as i have with my other deployments to have it streamlined i would very much appreciate any help!

And for anyone wanting to comment how i’ve not used “Execute-MSI” its because of the CONFIGFILE doesnt seem to want to load/import correctly

Edit to add: When trying to run with the EXE there is nothing being logged to C:\Windows\Logs\Software


	This script performs the installation or uninstallation of an application(s).
	PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit - Provides a set of functions to perform common application deployment tasks on Windows.
	Copyright (C) 2017 - Sean Lillis, Dan Cunningham, Muhammad Mashwani, Aman Motazedian.
	This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
	You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this program. If not, see <>.
	The script is provided as a template to perform an install or uninstall of an application(s).
	The script either performs an "Install" deployment type or an "Uninstall" deployment type.
	The install deployment type is broken down into 3 main sections/phases: Pre-Install, Install, and Post-Install.
	The script dot-sources the AppDeployToolkitMain.ps1 script which contains the logic and functions required to install or uninstall an application.
.PARAMETER DeploymentType
	The type of deployment to perform. Default is: Install.
	Specifies whether the installation should be run in Interactive, Silent, or NonInteractive mode. Default is: Interactive. Options: Interactive = Shows dialogs, Silent = No dialogs, NonInteractive = Very silent, i.e. no blocking apps. NonInteractive mode is automatically set if it is detected that the process is not user interactive.
.PARAMETER AllowRebootPassThru
	Allows the 3010 return code (requires restart) to be passed back to the parent process (e.g. SCCM) if detected from an installation. If 3010 is passed back to SCCM, a reboot prompt will be triggered.
.PARAMETER TerminalServerMode
	Changes to "user install mode" and back to "user execute mode" for installing/uninstalling applications for Remote Destkop Session Hosts/Citrix servers.
.PARAMETER DisableLogging
	Disables logging to file for the script. Default is: $false.
    powershell.exe -Command "& { & '.\Deploy-Application.ps1' -DeployMode 'Silent'; Exit $LastExitCode }"
    powershell.exe -Command "& { & '.\Deploy-Application.ps1' -AllowRebootPassThru; Exit $LastExitCode }"
    powershell.exe -Command "& { & '.\Deploy-Application.ps1' -DeploymentType 'Uninstall'; Exit $LastExitCode }"
    Deploy-Application.exe -DeploymentType "Install" -DeployMode "Silent"
	Toolkit Exit Code Ranges:
	60000 - 68999: Reserved for built-in exit codes in Deploy-Application.ps1, Deploy-Application.exe, and AppDeployToolkitMain.ps1
	69000 - 69999: Recommended for user customized exit codes in Deploy-Application.ps1
	70000 - 79999: Recommended for user customized exit codes in AppDeployToolkitExtensions.ps1
Param (
	[string]$DeploymentType = 'Install',
	[string]$DeployMode = 'Interactive',
	[switch]$AllowRebootPassThru = $false,
	[switch]$TerminalServerMode = $false,
	[switch]$DisableLogging = $false

Try {
	## Set the script execution policy for this process
	Try { Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy 'ByPass' -Scope 'Process' -Force -ErrorAction 'Stop' } Catch {}

	## Variables: Application
	[string]$appVendor = 'Pulse'
	[string]$appName = 'Secure'
	[string]$appVersion = '9.1.14'
	[string]$appArch = 'x64'
	[string]$appLang = 'EN'
	[string]$appRevision = '01'
	[string]$appScriptVersion = '1.0.0'
	[string]$appScriptDate = '19/04/2022'
	[string]$appScriptAuthor = 'dred, ftur, sscy'
	## Variables: Install Titles (Only set here to override defaults set by the toolkit)
	[string]$installName = ''
	[string]$installTitle = ''

	##* Do not modify section below
	#region DoNotModify

	## Variables: Exit Code
	[int32]$mainExitCode = 0

	## Variables: Script
	[string]$deployAppScriptFriendlyName = 'Deploy Application'
	[version]$deployAppScriptVersion = [version]'3.8.4'
	[string]$deployAppScriptDate = '26/01/2021'
	[hashtable]$deployAppScriptParameters = $psBoundParameters

	## Variables: Environment
	If (Test-Path -LiteralPath 'variable:HostInvocation') { $InvocationInfo = $HostInvocation } Else { $InvocationInfo = $MyInvocation }
	[string]$scriptDirectory = Split-Path -Path $InvocationInfo.MyCommand.Definition -Parent

	## Dot source the required App Deploy Toolkit Functions
	Try {
		[string]$moduleAppDeployToolkitMain = "$scriptDirectory\AppDeployToolkit\AppDeployToolkitMain.ps1"
		If (-not (Test-Path -LiteralPath $moduleAppDeployToolkitMain -PathType 'Leaf')) { Throw "Module does not exist at the specified location [$moduleAppDeployToolkitMain]." }
		If ($DisableLogging) { . $moduleAppDeployToolkitMain -DisableLogging } Else { . $moduleAppDeployToolkitMain }
	Catch {
		If ($mainExitCode -eq 0){ [int32]$mainExitCode = 60008 }
		Write-Error -Message "Module [$moduleAppDeployToolkitMain] failed to load: `n$($_.Exception.Message)`n `n$($_.InvocationInfo.PositionMessage)" -ErrorAction 'Continue'
		## Exit the script, returning the exit code to SCCM
		If (Test-Path -LiteralPath 'variable:HostInvocation') { $script:ExitCode = $mainExitCode; Exit } Else { Exit $mainExitCode }

	##* Do not modify section above

	If ($deploymentType -ine 'Uninstall' -and $deploymentType -ine 'Repair') {
		[string]$installPhase = 'Pre-Installation'

		## Welcome Windows + allowing 3 defferals
		Show-InstallationWelcome -AllowDefer -DeferTimes 3 
		## Show Progress Message (with the default message)
		Show-DialogBox -Title 'Installation Notice' -Text 'While Pulse Secure is updating you will lose connection to VPN or any internal resources regardless if in Office or not! Estimated time for this installation is 5 min, Press OK to Proceed!' -Buttons 'OK' -DefaultButton 'First' -Icon 'Exclamation'

		## <Perform Pre-Installation tasks here>

		[string]$installPhase = 'Installation'

		## <Perform Installation tasks here>

		New-Folder -Path "C:\Secure Pulse 9.1.14"

		Copy-File -Path "$dirFiles\*.*" -Destination "C:\Secure Pulse 9.1.14"

        Execute-Process -Path "msiexec.exe" -Parameters '/i "C:\Secure Pulse 9.1.14\PulseSecurex64.msi" CONFIGFILE="C:\Secure Pulse 9.1.14\SBAB-Mgnt-Client-2.pulsepreconfig" /qn'

		Start-Sleep -Seconds 3

        Remove-Folder -Path "C:\Secure Pulse 9.1.14"

		[string]$installPhase = 'Post-Installation'

		## <Perform Post-Installation tasks here>

		Show-InstallationPrompt -Title 'Complete!' -Message 'Pulse Secure has now been updated! We recommend you to restart your computer to mitigate any issues' -ButtonRightText 'OK'

		## Display a message at the end of the install
		If (-not $useDefaultMsi) { Show-InstallationPrompt -Message 'Pulse Secure 9.1.14 är nu installerat.' -ButtonRightText 'OK' -Icon Information -NoWait }
	ElseIf ($deploymentType -ieq 'Uninstall')
		[string]$installPhase = 'Pre-Uninstallation'

		[string]$installPhase = 'Uninstallation'


		# <Perform Uninstallation tasks here>

		[string]$installPhase = 'Post-Uninstallation'

		## <Perform Post-Uninstallation tasks here>

	ElseIf ($deploymentType -ieq 'Repair')
		[string]$installPhase = 'Pre-Repair'

		## Show Progress Message (with the default message)

		## <Perform Pre-Repair tasks here>

		##* REPAIR
		[string]$installPhase = 'Repair'

		## Handle Zero-Config MSI Repairs
		If ($useDefaultMsi) {
			[hashtable]$ExecuteDefaultMSISplat =  @{ Action = 'Repair'; Path = $defaultMsiFile; }; If ($defaultMstFile) { $ExecuteDefaultMSISplat.Add('Transform', $defaultMstFile) }
			Execute-MSI @ExecuteDefaultMSISplat
		# <Perform Repair tasks here>

		[string]$installPhase = 'Post-Repair'

		## <Perform Post-Repair tasks here>


	## Call the Exit-Script function to perform final cleanup operations
	Exit-Script -ExitCode $mainExitCode
Catch {
	[int32]$mainExitCode = 60001
	[string]$mainErrorMessage = "$(Resolve-Error)"
	Write-Log -Message $mainErrorMessage -Severity 3 -Source $deployAppScriptFriendlyName
	Show-DialogBox -Text $mainErrorMessage -Icon 'Stop'
	Exit-Script -ExitCode $mainExitCode

What command line are you using when you are trying to use the .exe? It should be something like this:

Deploy-Application.exe scriptname.ps1 -deploymenttype Install

We also use serviceui.exe with ours, so that might help you as well.

It’s not logging because you aren’t using execute-msi. Try this line:

$config = “C:\Secure Pulse 9.1.14\SBAB-Mgnt-Client-2.pulsepreconfig”

Execute-MSI -Action ‘Install’ -Path “$dirfiles\Secure Pulse 9.1.14\PulseSecurex64.msi” -Parameters “CONFIG=$config /qn”

NOTE, this assumes you have the Secure Pulse 9.1.14 directory in the files directory of the Toolkit

Second Note,

The value for the $config variable may need to look like this:

$config = ‘“C:\Secure Pulse 9.1.14\SBAB-Mgnt-Client-2.pulsepreconfig”’

  1. You do not need to copy locally to install. SCCM will take care of that.
  3. No log file in C:\Windows\Logs\Software == the PSADT script did not run