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mazin

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Humm3r

Honestly, it's better to go to http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showforum=80 and start a new thread by clicking "NEW TOPIC". You will have more help than you expect.

Consider giving impressive name and description for your thread, so that you can attract more helpful members. This is an example:

Name: Changing Installation Directory

Description: Unattended Mode

No one could think that unattended matters for different installers are discussed here, in a WinINSTALL thread.

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@mazin

I dont have C:\WINDOWS\Cache\

If you dont believe me:

cache.jpg

I use winrar to get all files.

Where can I insert the serial?

My Prefrences are:

Internet options conection speed 1Mbps

Startup no Splash screen

units centimeters

updates manualy

I cant follow you, still need help. Its werry much diference Acrobat Reader and Adobe Acrobat 6 Pro, my opinion.

The best would be if you have time to make a how to special for Adobe Acrobat 6pro if its not to much to ask.

thx

Djus :)

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Third Example

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Alcohol 120% v 1.4.8.1222

Assuming you've got some background from the two previous examples on how to use WinINSTALL, I'll be direct. There's no need, now, for detailed steps.

Before you start, I should remind you that:

1- A package imported to WinINSTALL is MERELY a copy, so you are encouraged to smash it as strongly as you can! NO FEAR!

If problems occur when testing, simply delete the package from WinINSTALL directory and import another copy. That's it!

2- You'd better burn your modified packages to your unattended CD, so that you don't duplicate your source files occupying more space on your hard disk.

However, you can keep them if you've got the required free space.

3- You don't have to delete your original packages. No one said that you have to.

4- A modified MSI file can be restored back to its attended mode by just unchecking the box "Show basic user interface only (simple progress and error handling)". Simple!

But, why would you want to restore it back?!

5- All modifications are optional, the extent to which you want your applications unattended and pre-configured.

6- These notes are true for previous and next examples, including this one.

_________ START _____________________

1- Hiding setup screens & supressing reboot

Highlight "Alcohol.msi" (I assume you named it so)

Highlight "General"

Install Modes --> Check "Show basic user interface only (simple progress and error handling)"

Advanced --> Sequence --> Install --> Execute --> Delete the action "ScheduleReboot"

2- Deleting shortcuts

Highlight "Alcohol.msi"

Highlight "Shortcuts"

Delete "Alcohol 120%" of "[DesktopFolder]\"

3- Registry tweaks & Registration

Highlight "Alcohol.msi"

Highlight "Registry"

Expand tree: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120%

Right-click "Alcohol 120%", then add a new key "Basic".

Right-click "Basic", then add this new value:

Value=Auto Check New Version

Type=REG_SZ

Data=0

Again, right-click "Alcohol 120%", then add a new key "Option".

Right-click "Option", then add this new value:

Value=Language

Type=REG_SZ

Data=1033

This value is important if you, usually, have strange characters on Alcohol UI when you open it for the first time after installation.

So, you pre-set its UI language to English (1033), then change it to your language after installation (View --> Language).

If you had no problems of this type when using the original msi, then you would have no problems with this modified msi. If this is the case, then you don't need to add that key.

Once more, right-click "Alcohol 120%", then add a new key "Info".

Right-click "Info", then add these new values:

Value=Company

Type=REG_SZ

Data=type your company name

Value=SerialNo

Type=REG_SZ

Data=type your serial number

Value=UserName

Type=REG_SZ

Data=type your name

Close WinINSTALL LE and agree to save the changes when prompted.

_________ FINISHED __________________

Added features are clear.

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This software is great

Finish SMS in my company

Now I use this software

More power than SMS and make MSI (greats for deploy via active directory)

I make a lot of package with WinInstall :

- Winrar (very hard !)

- Leech FTP

- Google Bar (With my parameters)

- VobSub

- Media Player Classic (with Shell Integration)

And modified:

- Adobe Reader 6.0 (with my registry key)

- FrameWork 1.1

- Language FR for FrameWork

- MS Remote Desktop (VErsion 5.2.3790.0)

- Media Player 9.0 (with my registry key)

- Movie Maker 2

- Messenger 6.1 (with my registry key)

It is rather simple in used for somebody who knows well Windows

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Well, Nastradamus!

I was going to post more examples including Messenger and others.

It will be helpful for other members if you can share your modified apps as examples like I did.

And, I didn't intend to post the method of composing packages by monitoring since it needs several reviews. I thought it could be difficult for others to learn.

But if you have simple explanations for it, why don't you share?

It's your own will, but I'm just asking.

Also, did you try modifying Adobe Acrobat Pro 6.0? I have some experience to share and some problems to have help for.

Thanks.

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I do not share them for 2 reasons

- 1. All my MSI is in french version

- 2. I do not know where I can upload them

But if you have space where I can upload my MSI >> there is no problem

I upload.

I don't try with Adobe Acrobat 6.0

In my company we are still with the version 5 and I think that we shall not pass to the version 6.

We have it a little have a good laugh of adobe (Excuse my poor english, I don't known if it's the good translate, sorry!!!)

Concerning the PDF we prefer the free solutions!

Concerning the learning of WinINstall, I didn't find a good document of explanation of this software.

I am spirit to make an explaining document how to create one package from A to Z.

In fact I explain how I have make my package Media Player Classic with Shell integration.

I shall send it to you by e-mail so that you correct for lack of English which I can make if there is no problem for you.

Sorry I have a f***in' bad english

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Oh, Nastradamus!

Your English is fine and better than that of natives here. Sure!

By the way, I didn't mean that you should upload the msi files themselves. I meant to post your explanations of making them.

For me, I personally use "pdfFactory Pro 2.01" which is the easiest and smallest. I need no more programs for PDF tasks.

But I get stuck with Acrobat for some reason. However I'm on my way to make it.

If you need an example of WinXP Manager, I have got it.

Thanks alot.

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@mazin

1. After I modified ACDsee as you explaned before, I was so enthusiast so I tried to modify Adobe Audition 1.0 by myself but it didn't work. Can you put down what steps I have to follow to make that crap work? I want it registered and no associations with .wav, .cda, .mp3, .mid files.

2. If you want Acrobat Adobe 6.0 Professional I can give it to you. Just tell me where to upload.

3. What tool I have to use to make a mst file?

PS You did a great job describing how to modify a msi file

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Fourth Example

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Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Pro

Before you start

Assuming you have Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Pro installed on your computer, do the following:

1- Open Acrobat, then go to Edit --> Preferences --> Identity. Fill in the four fields with your information. Close Acrobat.

2- Go to Start --> Run --> type "regedit" without quotes. When the Registry Editor opens, expand this tree:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\6.0\Identity

Right-click "Identity", then choose export. The "Export Registry File" dialog box appears.

In the field "File name:", type "Identity" or whatever you want, then save the file on your desktop for convenience.

3- Expand this tree: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Distiller\6.0\Registration

When you click "Registration", you'll find a value on the right window named "SERIAL".

Right-click "SERIAL", then choose "Modify". The "Edit String" dialog box appears. There should be a number in the field "Value data:". Copy this number and paste it into a text document on your desktop.

4- Expand this tree: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\6.0\Registration

When you click "Registration", you'll find a value on the right window named "SERIAL".

Right-click "SERIAL", then choose "Modify". The "Edit String" dialog box appears. There should be a number in the field "Value data:".

This number should be as the same as the number you got in the previous step. If so, then you don't need to paste it into that text document. If different, then paste it.

Close your Registry Editor.

5- Now, right-click the file "Identity.reg", then choose "Edit". The file opens for editing.

Delete any characters in the four fields other than numbers and letters.

For example:

"tDepartment"=hex:49,54,20,44,65,70,61,72,74,6d,65,6e,74 becomes

"tDepartment"=4954204465706172746d656e74

"tDepartment" is left for reference only and won't be needed.

During next steps, when I say "paste your tDepartment", then I mean 4954204465706172746d656e74 only.

_________ START _____________________

It's sufficient to import "AcroPro6.msi" only to WinINSTALL, as the "Data1.cab" won't be edited.

1- Deleting shortcuts

Highlight "AcroPro6.msi"

Highlight "Shortcuts"

Delete "Learn More"

Delete "Download Driver"

Delete "Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Standard" of "[iNSTALLDIR]Acrobat\Acrobat.exe"

Delete "Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional" of "[iNSTALLDIR]Acrobat\Acrobat.exe"

Delete "Acrobat Elements 6.0"

Delete "Acrobat Assistant" (This shortcut is normally put in the startup folder)

I don't need "Acrobat Assistant" to start every time I boot my PC. But, if you need it, then you don't have to delete its shortcut.

2- Registry tweaks

++++++++++ EULA - CURRENT USER

Highlight "AcroPro6.msi"

Highlight "Registry"

Expand tree: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\6.0\AdobeViewer

Click "AdobeViewer", if you don't see this value on the right window, then add it:

Value=EULA

Type=REG_DWORD

Data=1

I think you'll find it there already.

++++++++++ Updater

Expand tree: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\6.0

Right-click "6.0", then add a new key "Updater".

Right-click "Updater", then add these new values:

Value=bShowAutoUpdateConfDialog

Type=REG_DWORD

Data=0

Value=bShowNotifDialog

Type=REG_DWORD

Data=0

Value=iUpdateFrequency

Type=REG_DWORD

Data=0

++++++++++ Splash screen

Again, right-click "6.0", then add a new key "Originals".

Right-click "Originals", then add this new value:

Value=bDisplayAboutDialog

Type=REG_DWORD

Data=0

++++++++++ Measuring units (cm)

Right-click "Originals", then add this new value:

Value=iPageUnits

Type=REG_DWORD

Data=3

Don't add this value if you want measures to be in inches.

++++++++++ Browser Integration

Right-click "Originals", then add this new value:

Value=bBrowserIntegration

Type=REG_DWORD

Data=0 (a PDF document on the Internet opens in Adobe when you click it)

Data=1 (a PDF document on the Internet opens in your browser when you click it)

Of course, you either type 0 or 1.

++++++++++ Browser settings' check

Right-click "Originals", then add this new value:

Value=bBrowserCheck

Type=REG_DWORD

Data=0 (Adobe doesn't check your browser settings every time you open it)

Data=1 (Adobe checks your browser settings every time you open it)

Of course, you either type 0 or 1.

++++++++++ Internet connection speed

Once more, right-click "6.0", then add a new key "AVGeneral".

Right-click "AVGeneral", then add this new value:

Value=iConnectionSpeed

Type=REG_DWORD

Data=56000

If your connection speed is not 56 kbps, you can type your own speed. These values are available:

28800=28.8 kbps

33600=33.6 kbps

56000=56 kbps

112000=112 kbps

256000=256 kbps

384000=384 kbps

512000=512 kbps

756000=756 kbps

1000000=1 mbps

1500000=1.5 mbps

10000000=LAN

++++++++++ Show How To Windows At Startup

Right-click "6.0", then add a new key "AVHowToAutoShow".

Right-click "AVHowToAutoShow", then add this new value:

Value=bTasksHomePage

Type=REG_DWORD

Data=0

If you want "Show How To Windows At Startup" enabled, then don't add that key.

++++++++++ Identity

Once again, right-click "6.0", then add a new key "Identity".

Right-click "Identity", then add these new values:

Value=tCorporation

Type=REG_BINARY

Data=paste your tCorporation

Value=tDepartment

Type=REG_BINARY

Data=paste your tDepartment

Value=tEMail

Type=REG_BINARY

Data=paste your tEMail

Value=tName

Type=REG_BINARY

Data=paste your tName

This is what Adobe says about your identity, so you can decide to add the key or not:

Your identity information is used with comments, reviews, and digital signatures. Information entered here is secure and not transmitted beyond this application without your knowledge.

++++++++++ EULA - LOCAL MACHINE

Expand tree: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\6.0\AdobeViewer

Click "AdobeViewer", if you don't see this value on the right window, then add it:

Value=EULA

Type=REG_DWORD

Data=1

I think you'll find it there already.

++++++++++ Adobe Registration

Expand tree: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Registration

Click "Registration". There should be two values on the right window, "COMPAN" and "NAME".

Right-click each value and choose "Properties". In the String Editor, type what you want, without brackets.

This information is normally what you see when you open "System Properties" dialog box (Control Panel-->System). Also, you'll see it on the "About" screen of Adobe Acrobat.

Adobe will normally catch this information from the registry when installed, without having to be typed here. However, you have the choice of making "About" screen display different information.

++++++++++ Distiller Registration

Expand tree: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Distiller\6.0\Registration

Click "Registration". On the right window, there should be the value "SERIAL".

Right-click "SERIAL" and choose "Properties". In the String Editor, type your serial number without dashes and without brackets. This is the serial you've saved before.

++++++++++ Acrobat Registration

Expand tree: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\6.0\Registration

Click "Registration". On the right window, there should be the value "SERIAL".

Right-click "SERIAL" and choose "Properties". In the String Editor, type your serial number without dashes and without brackets. This is the serial you've saved before.

You'd type the same serial number for both Distiller and Acrobat. However, this is my situation.

++++++++++ PrintMe

Expand tree: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\PrintMe

Right-click "PrintMe" and choose "Delete".

Don't delete this key if you aren't going to execute step 3.

3- PrintMe

Highlight "General"

Expand "AcroPro6.msi"

Expand "View Adobe PDF"

Highlight "PrintMe" --> choose "Not Available"

4- Storage and command line

To store the installation files, copy the modified "AcroPro6.msi" from WinINSTALL directory along with "Data1.cab" from its original location both into a new folder on your hard disk. You'll need those two files only for installing Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Pro.

Now, you can test your modified installation. In your batch file, you should use this command:

Start /wait msiexec.exe /I AcroPro.msi /QR

For example:

Start /wait msiexec.exe /I %systemdrive%\install\AcroPro6\AcroPro.msi /QR

_________ FINISHED __________________

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Have fun, Djus.

I hope the Identity trick was funny.

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@mazin

I have a prob with acdsee :) made test batch file:

Start /wait %systemdrive%\Install\Applications\acdsee\ACDSee 6.0 PowerPack.msi

ERROR

Windows cannot find C:\Install\Applications\acdsee\ACDSee 6.0 PowerPack.msi

and yes it is in c:\ bla bla

help

Djus

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Thanks, Nastradamus.

Djus

Really!

There's a trick you can try to see what causes this problem.

When importing to WinINSTALL, if you named "ACDSee 6.0 PowerPack.msi" "ACDSee6.msi" for example, then try changing the string to:

Start /wait %systemdrive%\Install\Applications\acdsee\ACDSee6.msi

Before you execute the batch, rename "ACDSee 6.0 PowerPack.msi" to "ACDSee6.msi".

If this solves the problem, let me know.

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