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The pictures on this page may not show the latest versions of 1E products. 1E Client Deployment Assistant 1.4.300 creates objects for the following 1E products:

  • 1E Client 5.1.0.922 (includes clients for Nomad, PXE Everywhere, Shopping/WSA, WakeUp, and Tachyon) (new)
  • 1E NightWatchman Agent 7.3.0.774
  • Web WakeUp ActiveX 7.3.0.58

Adding installer properties to the base MST transform file

To extend installer properties or change default settings for Nomad clients, you can edit their associated .msi transform files by using a tool such as Orca a database table editor for creating and editing Windows Installer packages.

Orca is a Microsoft tool for creating and editing Windows Installer packages (MSI) and merge modules (MST transforms). It is available from the Windows Installer Development Tools - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/msi/orca-exe.

The following example uses StatusMsgEvents to populate the Nomad Dashboard with status messages by modifying the x86 and x64 .mst files. When the wizard is ran, the new transform is applied to the deployment and package, and the new value is set when Nomad is installed.

Nomad clients must be configured to return the following status messages into the Configuration Manager site database in order to populate the Nomad dashboard's Latest Operations tiles. Because the Nomad client does not return any status messages by default, you must configure the Nomad client registry StatusMsgEvents value, either during installation of 1E Client or using The Nomad Baseline Wizard.

  • SNO_EVT_ERROR (0x0000000004)
  • SNO_EVT_REQUEST_STARTED (0x0000000020)
  • SNO_EVT_REQUEST_COMPLETED (0x0000000040)
  • SNO_EVT_FINALSTATS (0x1000000000)

These combine to the following value: 0x1000000064

Status message events should be used with caution as they could impact your Configuration Manager environment when scaled up to tens of thousands of machines. They are provided mainly for advanced troubleshooting purposes, although some events are also used to support the Nomad dashboard tiles.

The steps are recommended only for values unaffected by running the CDA wizard, because updated base settings may be changed when the wizard runs. Please review Installer properties page to see which installer properties are used by CDA.

To edit the installer with Orca:

On this page:

  1. Right-click the 1E.Client-x64.msi choosing Edit with Orca from the context menu.

  1. From the Transform menu in the Orca application, select Apply Transform...

  1. In the Open dialog, select the 1E.Client-x64-5.1.x.mst file.

  1. In the Table list on the left, scroll down and locate Property.
  2. On the right pane, scroll down to StatusMsgEvents and update its value to  0x1000000064  ( 0x0  by default).

  1. From the Transform menu, choose Generate Transform and save the file with a new name.

    For example:   1E.Client-x64-5.1.x-StatusMsgEvents.mst

  1. Repeat steps 1-6 for the x86 version of the installer and .mst file.


  1. Edit the AppImport.xml  file and update  <AppSourceMST>  and  <PkgSourceMST>  to point to the new transform files for both x86 and x64 versions.

    The picture shows the original file.