Using the ExecPkg Provided by Microsoft Personnel

Please DO NOT MODIFY THE REGISTRY unless requested to do so by an authorized Microsoft person. These changes are for special circumstances that you should have verified by a Microsoft authorized person. Incorrect modifications to the registry can cause irreparable damages to your computer.

Reason for Override: The intellectual property in an assessment is contained in a file named *.execPkg and is downloaded from the Azure Azure Log Analytics cloud. However, for testing and evaluation purposes, a trained Microsoft personal may request that the downloaded version be overridden with the provided version.

Reason for Override

The intellectual property in an assessment is contained in a file named *.execPkg and is downloaded from the Azure Azure Log Analytics cloud. However, for testing and evaluation purposes, a trained Microsoft personal may request that the downloaded version be overridden with the provided version.

Adding the Override to Read execPkg from a Different Location

If you want to override the downloaded version of the Exchange execPkg with the version supplied by the Microsoft Support personnel, you should

  1. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HealthService\Parameters\Management Groups\AOI-\Solutions\ExchangeAssessment

  2. And add a registry key called ExecPkgPathOverride with the value pointing to the directory where the support personal provided execPkg file is.

For example, if the execPkg file provided is at c:\temp Then the value of ExecPkgPathOverride should be c:\temp (NOT c:\temp\ExchangeAssessmentPlus.execPkg – file name should not be mentioned and will be inferred) Ensure that the name of the execpkg file is as provided to you and the file is not renamed. Ex. DO NOT rename ExchangeAssessmentPlus.execpkg to ExchangeOverride.execpkg

  1. Restart the HealthService by running the following from Administrator command prompt

    • net stop healthservice

    • net start healthservice

  2. Start a run of the Assessment from the task in TaskScheduler.

Removing the Registry Over-Ride

After the validation and testing is over, on instructions from Microsoft Personnel (they need to make sure that you will have the correct version downloaded from the Azure Log Analytics cloud when the registry override is removed), please delete the registry key ExecPkgPathOverride and restart the Health Service. This will result in OMSAssessment.exe using the version of *.execPkg downloaded from the Azure Azure Log Analytics (Or Log Analytics) Service (not the *.execPkg provided by the support personnel).

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