SCCM Package – OpenBabel 2.3

I’m making a series of posts describing the package creation process for the applications in my current lab image. This post is about ChemBioOffice.


General Info

OpenBabel is pretty easy as it respects the InstallShield /s switch.


  1. Download the latest version of OpenBabel from the Downloads page above and place the executable in C:\temp\openbabel.
  2. Create a batch file with the following contents named “Install-OpenBabel.cmd” in your source directory.
    ECHO Installing OpenBabel 2.3
    ECHO Do not close this window. It will close when the install is finished.
    REM Main Install
    OpenBabel2.3.0a_Windows_Installer.exe /S
    REM Shortcuts
    IF NOT EXIST "%allusersprofile%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chemistry Applications\" MKDIR "%allusersprofile%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chemistry Applications\"
    move "%allusersprofile%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\OpenBabel 2.3.0\Open Babel GUI.lnk" "%allusersprofile%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chemistry Applications\"
    rmdir /s /q "%allusersprofile%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\OpenBabel 2.3.0"
  3. Assemble the files into a single source folder then create a SCCM package and program. The program’s command line action should be “install-OpenBabel.cmd”. The following is a screen shot of my final source folder:

Thanks for reading.


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