How to Extract Child Installers from the Dell Data Security Master Installer

How to Extract Child Installers from the Dell Data Security Master Installer


This article discusses how to extract the child installers from the Dell Data Security (formerly Dell Data Protection) master installer.


Affected Products:

Dell Encryption Enterprise
Dell Data Protection | Enterprise Edition
Dell Encryption Personal
Dell Data Protection | Personal Edition
Dell Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise
Dell Endpoint Security Suite Pro




Dell Data Security uses master installers that contain individual child installers for the software. The master installers are called DDSSetup (formerly DDPSetup) or DDSSuite (formerly DDPSuite).

Master installers are available for Dell Data Security Products:

  • DDSSetup.exe for Dell Encryption Enterprise
  • DDSSetup.exe for Dell Encryption Personal
  • DDSSuite.exe for Dell Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise
  • DDSSuite.exe for Dell Endpoint Security Suite Pro

Master installers are available for legacy Dell Data Protection products:

  • DDPSetup.exe for Dell Data Protection | Enterprise Edition
  • DDPSetup.exe for Dell Data Protection | Personal Edition
  • DDPSuite.exe for Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Security Suite
  • DDPSuite.exe for Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise

Click on the appropriate master installer for steps on extracting the child installers.

Note: For information on obtaining DDPSetup.exe reference How to Download Dell Encryption Enterprise or Dell Encryption Personal.

To extract the master installer from DDSSetup.exe:

  1. Right-click the Windows start menu and then click Run.

  1. In the Run UI, type cmd and then press OK. This will open command prompt.

  1. In command prompt, navigate to the location of DDSSuite.exe by typing CD "[LOCATION of DDSSetup.EXE]" and then pressing enter.

Note: The location in the screenshot is an example and may differ in your environment.
  1. Type DDSSetup.exe /z"\"EXTRACT_INSTALLERS=C:\extracted\"" and then press enter. This will extract the child installers to C:\Extracted.

Note:
  • Windows requires the path specified by EXTRACT_INSTALLER to be under 256 characters.
  • If character limitations pose a problem during extraction, retry extraction into a folder located on the desktop to reduce the number of characters used in the path.
  • In the example, C:\extracted is the path specified by EXTRACT_INSTALLER.
  1. If User Account Control (UAC) is enabled, click Yes to open DDSSetup.exe. If UAC is disabled, proceed to step 6.

  1. The master installer will extract the child installers. On completion click Finish to close the InstallShield Wizard.

  1. The child installers will be located in the directory from step 4.
Note: For information on obtaining DDPSetup.exe reference How to Download Dell Encryption Enterprise or Dell Encryption Personal.

To extract the master installer from DDSSuite.exe:

  1. Right-click the Windows start menu and then click Run.

  1. In the Run UI, type cmd and then press OK. This will open command prompt.

  1. In command prompt, navigate to the location of DDSSuite.exe by typing CD "[LOCATION of DDSSUITE.EXE]" and then pressing enter.

Note: The location in the screenshot is an example and may differ in your environment.
  1. Type DDSSuite.exe /z"\"EXTRACT_INSTALLERS=C:\extracted\"" and then press enter. This will extract the child installers to C:\Extracted.

Note:
  • Windows requires the path specified by EXTRACT_INSTALLER to be under 256 characters.
  • If character limitations pose a problem during extraction, retry extraction into a folder located on the desktop to reduce the number of characters used in the path.
  • In the example, C:\extracted is the path specified by EXTRACT_INSTALLER.
  1. If User Account Control (UAC) is enabled, click Yes to open DDSSuite.exe. If UAC is disabled, proceed to step 6.

  1. The master installer will extract the child installers. On completion click Finish to close the InstallShield Wizard.

  1. The child installers will be located in the directory from step 4.
Note: For information on obtaining DDPSetup.exe reference How to Download Dell Encryption Enterprise or Dell Encryption Personal.

To extract the master installer from DDPSetup.exe:

  1. Right-click the Windows start menu and then click Run.

  1. In the Run UI, type cmd and then press OK. This will open command prompt.

  1. In command prompt, navigate to the location of DDSSuite.exe by typing CD "[LOCATION of DDPSETUP.EXE]" and then pressing enter.

Note: The location in the screenshot is an example and may differ in your environment.
  1. Type DDPSetup.exe /z"\"EXTRACT_INSTALLERS=C:\extracted\"" and then press enter. This will extract the child installers to C:\Extracted.

Note:
  • Windows requires the path specified by EXTRACT_INSTALLER to be under 256 characters.
  • If character limitations pose a problem during extraction, retry extraction into a folder located on the desktop to reduce the number of characters used in the path.
  • In the example, C:\extracted is the path specified by EXTRACT_INSTALLER.
  1. If User Account Control (UAC) is enabled, click Yes to open DDPSetup.exe. If UAC is disabled, proceed to step 6.

  1. The installer package will extract the child installers. On completion click Finish to close the InstallShield Wizard.

  1. The child installers will be located in the directory from step 4.
Note: For information on obtaining DDPSetup.exe reference How to Download Dell Encryption Enterprise or Dell Encryption Personal.

To extract the master installer from DDPSuite.exe:

  1. Right-click the Windows start menu and then click Run.

  1. In the Run UI, type cmd and then press OK. This will open command prompt.

  1. In command prompt, navigate to the location of DDSSuite.exe by typing CD "[LOCATION of DDPSUITE.EXE]" and then pressing enter.

Note: The location in the screenshot is an example and may differ in your environment.
  1. Type DDPSuite.exe /z"\"EXTRACT_INSTALLERS=C:\extracted\"" and then press enter. This will extract the child installers to C:\Extracted.

Note:
  • Windows requires the path specified by EXTRACT_INSTALLER to be under 256 characters.
  • If character limitations pose a problem during extraction, retry extraction into a folder located on the desktop to reduce the number of characters used in the path.
  • In the example, C:\extracted is the path specified by EXTRACT_INSTALLER.
  1. If User Account Control (UAC) is enabled, click Yes to open DDPSuite.exe. If UAC is disabled, proceed to step 6.

  1. The master installer will extract the child installers. On completion click Finish to close the InstallShield Wizard.

  1. The child installers will be located in the directory from step 4.

For support, US-based customers may contact Dell Data Security ProSupport at 877.459.7304, Option 1, Ext. 4310039, or via the Chat Portal. To contact support outside the US, reference ProSupport’s International Contact Numbers. For additional insights and resources, visit the Dell Security Community Forum.



Article ID: SLN305051

Last Date Modified: 09/14/2019 09:30 AM


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