Installing Microsoft HPC Admin tools on desktops

Super obscure post today, this post is going to get zero search hits.

Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 client installer (HpcClient_x64.msi) contains three features:

  1. AdminClient
  2. Programmability
  3. ExcelCleint

The AdminClient feature includes HPC Cluster Manager.  The Programmability feature includes HPC Job Manager.

By default the Admin tools are not installed on desktop OS.

If you want HPC Cluster Manager installed on desktops set the MSI public property ADDLOCAL=ALL to install all components. Do this at the command line or with an MSI transform.

msiexec.exe /i HpcClient_x64.msi /q ADDLOCAL=ALL

Happy grid computing

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