How to forcefully reinstall an iManager patch on Windows

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  • 14-Oct-2014
  • 14-Oct-2014


NetIQ eDirectory 8.8 SP8
NetIQ iManager 2.7 SP7
NetIQ iManager 2.7 SP7 Patch 2


Attempts to reinstall an iManager patch fails with the following message:
iManager is already up to date on your environment,
The installer has detected a higher/same version of patch 2 on your system.


The steps to force the patch installer to complete regardless of the version already in place are as follows:
1. Open a command prompt and navigate to the following directory:
<extracted path> iManager277_Patch2_Windows\Windows
2. Load the file into notepad:
3. Uncomment the statements "FORCE_INSTALL_MODE=true".  Example:
###iManager Server
##iManager Workstation
4. Run the following command from the same command line window:
patchInstallWin.exe -i silent -f
Once the installation reports it has completed and the command window it had opened is closed, Tomcat and iManager are ready to service requests.