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hohner

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  1. You know, that's funny. I never even thought of reducing my search to just one simple word. I'll keep that in mind in future. Thanks
  2. Thanks for the helpfull link... But why must you always assume that people don't search???? Just because people can't find the answers they're looking for doesn't mean they haven't tried searching.
  3. I found some information on this error at another post on a different forum relating to a MSN Messenger unattended install. I was able to edit the msi packages with Orca, search for the term "DW0200" and delete the 1 related entry. Install now proceeds to successful completion.
  4. After removing the silent switches I was able to see what the error was. I am installing as the system administrator. I think I remember reading a post somewhere with a similar problem. I'll see if I can find it. In the mean time, if anyone has any ideas how to resolve this, your help would be greatly appreciated.
  5. Hi GALAracunala, I tried your method. I ran setup.exe /a MSINODISABLEMEDIA=1 and installed to F:\Office2003\PRO11 Then I slipstreamed office service pack 2 using the following code msiexec /p F:\SP2\MAINSP1ff.msp /a F:\Office2003\PRO11\PRO11.msi SHORTFILENAMES=TRUE /qb msiexec /p F:\SP2\OWC11SP1ff.msp /a F:\Office2003\PRO11\OWC11.MSI SHORTFILENAMES=TRUE /qb Next, I created a custom .MST file using Microsoft Office Resource Kit 2003 and placed this into the F:\Office2003\PRO11\ directory. Finally, I then transfered the contents of F:\Office2003\PRO11 to my xpcd; $1\$OEM$\Install\Office2003\PRO11\ I call this from a script file during windows setup using the following script <item display="Microsoft Office 2003" image="#XPLODE#\images\office.gif"> <execute display="Microsoft Office Suite 2003" desc="Installs Access, Excel, InfoPath, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word"> <program>#systemdrive#\Install\Office2003\PRO11\SETUP.EXE</program> <arguments>TRANSFORMS=#systemdrive#\Install\Office2003\PRO11\UNATTENDED.MST /qn</arguments> <wait>true</wait> </execute> When setup attempts to install Office it appears that everything is going fine, the process takes several minutes to complete. But still, when I return to the desktop there is no office2003 components installed. The only evidence that it tried to install is a complete empty Microsoft Frontpage directy in my Program Files. Edit: Ok, I don't know why I didn't think of this before but I changed the switch to /qb- and was able to see a little of what was happening, it almost reaches 100% in 'configuring office' dialog and then a window flashes up and the process rolls back. I will try with no switch at all to see if that will help me catch the error message.
  6. Hi, Thanks for helping. I created my transform files with the Microsoft Office 2003 Resource Kit. Do you mean ALL components? Or just the components which can be selected with Office installation. I'm installing Office, plus Frontpage, Visio, Onenote and Project. These are not part of the Office 2003 setup and therefore I launch setup.exe for each of them respectively. I guess I create one dvd which has all components merged to one, I have read a little about this. Then maybe you would only need to create one transforms file..... but this is a little off topic of my original post. When you use the program XPLODE you cannot use the % symbols to wrap your paths. You need to use the # symbols. This code is within XPLODE's XML script files, obviously if I were to have it in a normal batch file I would need to change it to the % sign.
  7. Sorry for double posting, but a few days after I posted the first one I tried to find it without success. I even did a search by my user name and came up with all the old posts but not that one so I assumed that I made a mistake during the post creation and thought it didn't go through properly. Could a Moderator please delete this thread? Thankyou
  8. Hi, I have a custom install disc of windows xp with sp2 and approximately 25-30 post sp2 updates slipstreamed. I tried to get Office 2003 to install silently. I have slipstreamed office sp2 and a few updates for other components such as visio, frontpage etc. I created an MST file using Ork tools. I use this switch in my switch when I launch setup.exe TRANSFORMS=#systemdrive#\Install\Office2003\OfficePRO11\UNATTENDED.MST /qn When this is launched as a test under my existing windows installation it works fine, but when it is launched when I install windows it does not install. According to my install log it was successful, and when it is executing it appears to be installing because the hdd is active, but when I get to the desktop there is no installation of any office 2003 products what so ever. This is really frustrating me and I've read many posts trying to find the answer but I can't seem to find another post with similar problems. Help appreciated.
  9. Hi, I've tried several times with several different methods to get MS Office2003 to install unattendedly. I use xplode to install my apps at the t12 stage of setup. When Office2003 is being installed it appears that it is working because it does take a while to progess on to the next app but when I get to the desktop no component of MS office2003 has been installed. I launch setup.exe for each component with the switch of: TRANSFORMS=#systemdrive#\Install\Office2003\XXXX\UNATTENDED.MST /qn Where XXXX is replaced by the individual component name such as Visio/Office/Frontpage etc. I have tried using /qb- instead of /qn and the result is the same. According to the log file the install of office was successful. Can anyone point me in the right direction, I'm running out of ideas. Thanks
  10. Can you be a little more specific on which directory to place the makecab.exe and md5sum.exe? Should they be placed in the SORT folder? I did not find any tables called *.new.idt, only the original table names were found. I cannot restore all of the backed up ini files to X:\office2003\FILES\SETUP because I have 1 file from each of the 5 office discs, and these are all called setup.ini. They have the same name. Help appreciated.
  11. I don't suppose anyone has found this 'elusive' post that WAR was refering to? I'm still searching the 2,290 posts that came up in my search. If I find it I will post a link, if someone else does or has learnt how to do this, please help us. After all, that is what forums are engineered for. Edit: You guys may want to read this post.... http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=51225
  12. I searched the msi but couldn't find anything which stated Launch Condition or similar. I also can't find an ISScript8msi file.
  13. Thanks for helping, I will try your suggestions and let you know any results.
  14. Hi, I'm trying to use Installshield Adminstudio 6 to edit the NeroSuite.msi file to allow it run without the need for SetupX.exe. Currently if you try to launch the msi alone it will report an error stating you need to launch the msi by starting SetupX.exe As I'm very new to the use of this powerfull tool I thought I'd see if anyone could point me in the right direction to get me started. Thanks
  15. Hi, I was just wondering if anyone could help me out? I have an unattended install of Windows XP and I wish to replace all the original wallpaper such as Bliss, Ascent and Autumn etc with custom images. Where can I find these files on the install cd? Obviously they are compressed and unpacked during setup but I'm not having much luck with my searches. I guess one option would be a file copy of custom images to the desktop image folder during setup. All suggestions appreciated.
  16. Does anyone know if there is a list of parameters which can be used in Inno setup.inf files? Particularly for adding serial number and user names. Would they be generic to Inno setup.inf files or is it possible the correct parameter would vary depending on the software being installed?
  17. Yeah, check page 10 of this thread, been there and done that. Does your AutoIt routine rely on a generator and/or care to share your script? <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Of course it doesn't rely on a generator, you don't know the rules of the forum?? Mine can only be used providing you have activated legally on that machine first. Then I simply transfer the activation details by using the ControlSetText command. I won't post my script yet, discovered it is still buggy. For some reason it will hang on the last screen of setup where you are asked whether or not to view readme - during a windows test it works fine, during setup test it hangs.
  18. Hi, I have an unattended windows install including a vast software installation using xplode. I call xplode from cmdlines.txt. My main question here is can I add a second line to my cmdlines.txt to perform a cleanup? To explain my question better, here's how my current cmdlines.txt looks: [COMMANDS] "./xplode/XPlode.exe /log:#systemdrive#\XPlode.log" And this is what I'm proposing: [COMMANDS] "./xplode/XPlode.exe /log:#systemdrive#\XPlode.log" "cleanup.cmd" If I understand correclty, would this run xplode... and when xplode is finished it will run cleanup? Or, will they be both run simultaneously? Thanks in advance.
  19. This is not true, I have written an AutoIt script myself which Unattendedly installs AND activates Adobe Photoshop CS2. It's not that hard, you just need to read the AutoIt manual. Not only that, but it will aslo work on any pc!
  20. So quickly I discovered the answer, I should have checked this first before my initial post. In the Selection directory there is a file called Title.html, I changed the title here using a html editor and it was reflected during test run to what I was trying to achieve in the above post. So now I have a new question... if the <Display.Title> tag does not affect this title, then which title exactly does it affect? Edit: Errr... I beleive the answer was there all along <!-- strings for the original display plugin --> <display.title>Software Installation</display.title> <display.complete>completed</display.complete> Obviously these tags are only used with the original display plugin
  21. Hi all, I never thought I'd be asking for help with something which should be so simple but here's my problem. I run XPlode which calls xplode.xml, this inturn loads the include-StdConfig.xml and Include-Items.xml In the 'include-StdConfig.xml' I have changed the display.title tag as follows <display.title>Software Installation</display.title> <display.complete>completed</display.complete> But, when XPlode is launched, the title remains XPlode Installation Here's a log, which to my understanding says it uses the title of 'Software Installation' >>> Log session start at: 2005/07/29 02:42:36 XPlode4 XMLParser::LoadFile(H:\XPCD\$OEM$\xplode\XPlode.xml) XMLParser::LoadFile(H:\XPCD\$OEM$\xplode\include-StdConfig.xml) Import context: 'XPlode4(0).config(0)', from 'H:\XPCD\$OEM$\xplode\include-StdConfig.xml' succeeded. XMLParser::LoadFile(H:\XPCD\$OEM$\xplode\include-Items.xml) Import context: 'XPlode4(0)', from 'H:\XPCD\$OEM$\xplode\include-Items.xml' succeeded. Reading environment variables from XML #DISPLAY.TITLE# = 'Software Installation' #DISPLAY.COMPLETE# = 'completed' #ACCTMGMT.ADDUSER# = 'Adding user: #1#' #ACCTMGMT.DELUSER# = 'Deleting user: #1#' #ACCTMGMT.ADDGROUP# = 'Adding group: #1#' #ACCTMGMT.DELGROUP# = 'Deleting group: #1#' #EXECUTE.STRING# = 'Executing: #1#' #MISC.SFCOS-DISABLE# = 'Disabling Windows File Protection' #MISC.SFCOS-ENABLE# = 'Enabling Windows File Protection' #MISC.NETSTART# = 'Starting #1#' #MISC.NETSTOP# = 'Stopping #1#' #MISC.SLEEP# = 'Sleeping for #1# seconds' #REGISTRY.READ# = 'Reading from registry' #REGISTRY.WRITE# = 'Writing to registry' #FILEIO.COPY# = 'Copying: #1# to #2# (#3# of #4#, #5# of #6#)' #FILEIO.MOVE# = 'Moving: #1# to #2# (#3# of #4#, #5# of #6#)' #FILEIO.DELETE# = 'Deleting: #1# from #2# (#4#)' #FILEIO.RENAME# = 'Renaming: #1# to #2#' #FILEIO.SHORTCUT# = 'Creating shortcut to #1#' #FILEIO.RMDIR# = 'Deleting: #1# from #2# (#4\)' #FILEIO.MKDIR# = 'Creating directory: #1#' Reading tokens from XML AccessToken::SetupTokens(Fred) Username: Fred Domain: HAL Password: ***** Active environment variables #ACCTMGMT.ADDGROUP# = 'Adding group: #1#' #ACCTMGMT.ADDUSER# = 'Adding user: #1#' #ACCTMGMT.DELGROUP# = 'Deleting group: #1#' #ACCTMGMT.DELUSER# = 'Deleting user: #1#' #ALLUSERSPROFILE# = 'C:\Documents and Settings\All Users' #APPDATA# = 'C:\Documents and Settings\Fred\Application Data' #CLIENTNAME# = 'Console' #COLLECTIONID# = 'COL8143' #COMMONPROGRAMFILES# = 'C:\Program Files\Common Files' #COMPUTERNAME# = 'HAL' #COMSPEC# = '%SystemRoot%\system32\cmd.exe' #DISPLAY.COMPLETE# = 'completed' #DISPLAY.TITLE# = 'Software Installation' #EXECUTE.STRING# = 'Executing: #1#' #FILEIO.COPY# = 'Copying: #1# to #2# (#3# of #4#, #5# of #6#)' #FILEIO.DELETE# = 'Deleting: #1# from #2# (#4#)' #FILEIO.MKDIR# = 'Creating directory: #1#' #FILEIO.MOVE# = 'Moving: #1# to #2# (#3# of #4#, #5# of #6#)' #FILEIO.RENAME# = 'Renaming: #1# to #2#' #FILEIO.RMDIR# = 'Deleting: #1# from #2# (#4\)' #FILEIO.SHORTCUT# = 'Creating shortcut to #1#' #FP_NO_HOST_CHECK# = 'NO' #HMSERVER# = 'https://wwss1pro.cce.hp.com/wuss/servlet/WUSSServlet' #HOMEDRIVE# = 'C:' #HOMEPATH# = '\Documents and Settings\Fred' #ITEMID# = 'dj-22741-15' #LANG# = '3081' #LOGONSERVER# = '\\HAL' #MISC.NETSTART# = 'Starting #1#' #MISC.NETSTOP# = 'Stopping #1#' #MISC.SFCOS-DISABLE# = 'Disabling Windows File Protection' #MISC.SFCOS-ENABLE# = 'Enabling Windows File Protection' #MISC.SLEEP# = 'Sleeping for #1# seconds' #NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS# = '1' #OS# = 'Windows_NT' #OSVER# = 'winXPP' #PATH# = '%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem' #PATHEXT# = '.COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH' #PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE# = 'x86' #PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER# = 'x86 Family 15 Model 15 Stepping 0, AuthenticAMD' #PROCESSOR_LEVEL# = '15' #PROCESSOR_REVISION# = '0f00' #PROGRAMFILES# = 'C:\Program Files' #PROMPT# = '$P$G' #REGISTRY.READ# = 'Reading from registry' #REGISTRY.WRITE# = 'Writing to registry' #SESSIONID# = '1118693261565htx605664cc60:10477504aed:-4402' #SESSIONNAME# = 'Console' #SOURCEDRIVE# = 'E:' #SOURCEPATH# = 'E:\I386' #SWUTVER# = '1.0.3.1' #SYSTEMDRIVE# = 'C:' #SYSTEMROOT# = 'C:\WINDOWS' #TEMP# = '%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp' #TIMEOUT# = '0' #TMP# = '%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp' #TOOLPATH# = '/C:\Program%20Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP%20Software%20Update\install.htm' #UPDATEDIR# = 'C:\DOCUME~1\Fred\LOCALS~1\Temp\rad40359.tmp' #USERDOMAIN# = 'HAL' #USERNAME# = 'Fred' #USERPROFILE# = 'C:\Documents and Settings\Fred' #VERSION# = '4.3.50719.1395' #WINDIR# = '%SystemRoot%' #XPLODE# = 'H:\XPCD\$OEM$\xplode' #XPLODE.BASE# = 'H:\XPCD\$OEM$\xplode' #__COMPAT_LAYER# = 'EnableNXShowUI ' Loading XPlode plugins Loading display plugin: 'H:\XPCD\$OEM$\xplode\XPlodeSelectInstall.x4d' Plugin load successful: 'H:\XPCD\$OEM$\xplode\XPlodeSelectInstall.x4d' Loading effects plugins Plugin load successful: 'H:\XPCD\$OEM$\xplode\XPlodeRegistry.x4e' Plugin load successful: 'H:\XPCD\$OEM$\xplode\XPlodeMisc.x4e' Plugin load successful: 'H:\XPCD\$OEM$\xplode\XPlodeFileOps.x4e' Plugin load successful: 'H:\XPCD\$OEM$\xplode\XPlodeExecute.x4e' Plugin load successful: 'H:\XPCD\$OEM$\xplode\XPlodeAcctMgmt.x4e' Registering XPlode commands Registering commands in 'H:\XPCD\$OEM$\xplode\XPlodeRegistry.x4e' Command registered: <registry ... /> Registering commands in 'H:\XPCD\$OEM$\xplode\XPlodeMisc.x4e' Command registered: <sfcos-enable ... /> Command registered: <sfcos-disable ... /> Command registered: <netstart ... /> Command registered: <netstop ... /> Command registered: <hidewindow ... /> Command registered: <showwindow ... /> Command registered: <sleep ... /> Registering commands in 'H:\XPCD\$OEM$\xplode\XPlodeFileOps.x4e' Command registered: <fileio-copy ... /> Command registered: <fileio-move ... /> Command registered: <fileio-delete ... /> Command registered: <fileio-rename ... /> Command registered: <fileio-rmdir ... /> Command registered: <fileio-mkdir ... /> Command registered: <fileio-shortcut ... /> Registering commands in 'H:\XPCD\$OEM$\xplode\XPlodeExecute.x4e' Command registered: <execute ... /> Registering commands in 'H:\XPCD\$OEM$\xplode\XPlodeAcctMgmt.x4e' Command registered: <adduser ... /> Command registered: <addgroup ... /> Command registered: <deluser ... /> Command registered: <delgroup ... /> Executing tag: 'XPlode4(0).pre-execute(0).adduser(0)' Install log: Running: 'NET USER Fred /ADD' (hidden) Install log: Running: 'NET LOCALGROUP "Administrators" Fred /ADD' (hidden) Spawning display plugin Install log: Closing dialog Executing tag: 'XPlode4(0).post-execute(0).showwindow(0)' Error during execution: Window not found.. >>> Log session end at: 2005/07/29 02:42:38 This has me really confused, and again... I appreciate all help I receive.
  22. Why is it after installing this MSN Messenger 7 custom package that spyware was imediately detected on my pc. My pc was clean before installing. Yet after uninstalling and installing the authentic MSN Messenger 7, no spyware was detected at all?
  23. Hi, I'm rebuilding my xplode install using xplode 4.3 and the select install. What I'm wondering is that if it is possible to 'silently' execute some <execute> entries. Example: for nero I have two seperate executions and I only want to have one check box associated with the install part, therefore the registration part would be done silently. <item display="Nero Burning ROM 6.6.0.8"> <execute display="Registering"> <program>REGEDIT</program> <arguments>/S #systemdrive#\Install\Nero6608a\nero.reg</arguments> <wait>true</wait> </execute> <execute display="Installing"> <program>#systemdrive#\Install\Nero6608a\Setup.exe</program> <arguments>/SILENT /NO_UI /NOREBOOT</arguments> <wait>true</wait> </execute> </item> I have read the manual and discovered in this new version of xplode there is a <pre-execute> feature. However, from what I understand this may only be used once per .xml and I've already used it to silenty add my user accounts. Edit: Just discovered from some other posts that this feature I'm looking for (command grouping) may be added to future versions of xplode.

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