A question came up today worth sharing:
Question: How do you deploy the Forecaster Web Access client msi without using the browser to do so?
Answer: You may use the file "MicrosoftForecasterWebClient.msi". This file is located on the web server and you can get to it as follows (assuming a default installation): c:\program files\Microsoft Forecaster 7.0\WebAccess\Cabs\Files
If this is a 64-bit server, look in program files (x86). You only need to deploy MicrosoftForecasterWebClient.msi
In addition to the above-mentioned MSI file, there is a bootstrapper that may need to be deployed. This is located in the same location as the MSI and is called fcbootstrap.cab. This file actually controls the check to see if there are updates to apply. If there is a reason that this file cannot be manually deployed, you can circumvent Forecaster Web Access's use of it by including "forecaster.asp" at the end of your bookmarked URL. By specifying this specific page, Forecaster Web Access will not attempt to load or use the bootstrapper. I recommend that fcbootstrap.cab be deployed, but if there is a reason it cannot be, you can work around it by including the page in the URL.
This reply compliments of Rob Diaz, Director of Software Development at MSX Group.