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CutePDF 2.8 (2.7), Silent, No ASK toolbar

Here's what I did to get Cutepdf to install in a almost silent manner (it displays a console window briefly during the GPLGS install)
Using this technique also allows you to remove the ASK toolbar from the install process.
Good luck!

1. obtain cute pdf installer.

2. obtain process monitor http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

3. Run process monitor.

4. run cutewriter.exe, proceed with installation to where it asks for permission to install the PS2PDF converter but do not click yes or no.

5. Setup will have created two folders in \windows\temp\ named [randomstring].tmp, mine was is-6M3TK.tmp, yours should be different. you'll know it's the right folder becaues it will contain CPWSave.exe and various other files.

6. copy the following files and folders from the above folder to another location:
files:
PDFWrite.rsp
Readme.htm
Setup.exe
UNINSCPW.exe
WizModernSmallImage-IS.bmp
cpwmon2k.dll
CPWSave.exe
folders:
_isetup\
Driver\

7. click yes in the installer to download the converter.
make a copy of converter.exe out of \windows\temp\ (this is the required GPL ghostscript installer)

8. Extract the contents of converter.exe using your favorite zip file handler.

9. Review the process monitor log, looking for a process create event called against setup.exe, we need to know the command line argument that it was called with. for me it was "setup.exe /cpw07012009 /W1"

10. Write a script, or an installer to run these commands:
setup.exe /cpw07012009 /W1
taskkill /FI "WINDOWTITLE eq CutePDF Writer Readme - Microsoft internet Explorer"
GPLGS\setup.exe

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Answers (14)

Posted by: anonymous_9363 11 years ago
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Yes, that's right. There are literally thousands of people responding to your request for them to send you their work for free.
Posted by: anonymous_9363 11 years ago
Red Belt
2
Sure. Please send me an order number and an invoice address so I can bill you at my standard rate for the hours it took me to create it.

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Posted by: anonymous_9363 11 years ago
Red Belt
2
You work for a corporate company yet want me to send you my work, for free, to a Hotmail account?

Let me think about that for, oh, I don't know, a few millenia and I'll get back to you.
Posted by: travismulcahy 11 years ago
Yellow Belt
1
I followed the process outlined below to install CutePDF Writer 2.8, but am experiencing issues when I apply this script to a computer that has an older version of Writer installed:

REM auto install GPL Ghostscript PS2PDF converter (required by CutePDF Writer)
"c:\CutePDF\GPLGS.exe" /auto

Rem install cutepdf writer, silent install, no ask toolbar and does not open CutePDF Writer readme.html
"c:\CutePDF\CuteWriter.exe" /verysilent /no3d

Specifically, the app appears to be updated in the Control Panel and the CutePDF printer driver appears in the Windows "Printers" section, but when I attempt to use the program, it doesn't create the .pdf at all. I get the prompt to name the file and choose a "Save Location" but nothing happens after I select "OK".

The install script works fine on computers that never had CutePDF Writer before. Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks!
Posted by: chiewkc 11 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
1
hi, I got same problem with when i want to use wise package studio 7 to repackage for cutewriter and Ghostscript.
Somebody can send me the msi file with working fine ? thx a lot
Posted by: turbokitty 13 years ago
6th Degree Black Belt
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I'm pretty sure that an approach for Cute is already in the Package KB. If you'd like to share your method, add it to the KB please.
Posted by: Toastee 13 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
1
This method is slightly different from the others and has the advantages of not requiring the use of any commercial tools, and removing the ASK toolbar from the process.

Also, JonnyO mentions elsewhere The Ghostscript can be installed silent if you extract the exe and run "Setup.exe -s".
Posted by: turbokitty 13 years ago
6th Degree Black Belt
1
The post I made uses the native installer.

I'm not against new approaches, but they should be in the Packaging KB and only in the forum if discussion is needed.
Posted by: rvkasper 12 years ago
Yellow Belt
1
"setup.exe /cpw07012009 /W1 /vs" will install silently (so long as you have GNUGS installed) and won't pop the README.HTM!
Posted by: fetgor 12 years ago
Senior Purple Belt
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I was in contact with the support regarding this and the aswer was like in the next resease this can be done.

I solved it by first running cutewriter.exe /verysilent and then msiexec.exe /x {86D4B82A-ABED-442A-BE86-96357B70F4FE} to remove the ASK toolbar.

/Göran

Comments:
  • How do you execute this via KACE? - hjansari 10 years ago
Posted by: hnewman 12 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
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This is the only method that worked for me - especially with the addition of the /vs parameter. But I agree with turbokitty, it should be in the PB, not in the Forums. Since Toastee hasn't done so, I will.
Posted by: chiewkc 11 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
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can send me first ? because i am work for a corporate company.
If it successfully , i will give you more application to package.
evolutionjack@hotmail.com

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  • Who do you think the rest of us work for!?!??!? - GeekSoldier 9 years ago
Posted by: chiewkc 11 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
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sorry for that, hope you dont mind.
If cant make it is ok. I will find another people to help me on this problem.
Posted by: GeekSoldier 9 years ago
Red Belt
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I don't want to let my ignorance show here, but has anyone had any luck getting this to work through the appdeploy repackager, or is the success rate for this really as low as I think it is?

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