IIRC, the .msi was intended to only be run in silent mode and you can add options to the cmd line to enable/disable specific items from the tools tab. The intent would be for a standard deployment across all machines.
I would either A) create multiple package 'templates' with different options enabled and then push those templates to groups of clients or B) try and create a package from scratch. I seem to remember an option there for an attended installer. (Could be wrong)
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There is a whole list of command line options for MSIs. Command-Line Options (Windows) This specific .msi for ptools.msi can be run just by double-clicking it and clicking the next buttons. This will enable you to modify the Tools tab after install. If it's run with the /qn argument, which Patch Manager puts in there by default, it greys out the whole Tools tab. The option seems to have no affect. If I add /qf in there it fails to install. /qr and /qb will install, but the string seems to have no affect.
msiexec.exe /qr /i "[path]\ptools.msi" SITEURL="https://website.webex.com" is a valid way to install it and have the Tools options available after, and with the reduced interface, but I cannot seem to replicate this with Patch Manager.
q , qn - No UI
qb - Basic UI. Use qb! to hide the Cancel button.
qr - Reduced UI with no modal dialog box displayed at the end of the installation.
Did you ever manage to resolve this?