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Software Deployment Question


New person trying to learn...

09/02/2008 8252 views
I have been reading ALL DAY on scripting and putting lines together. everywhere I read I here people talking about creating a deployment package for silent install?

What does this mean, and how do I create one.

For example I am working on deploying the Office Compatibility pack,

Well I get the File formatcoverter.exe
Then I run and extract the files, I browse to the folder. There I have a 012conv.MSI, and a 012conv.cab, and a catalog folder, and a readme link to the internet.

I have tryed just using the MSI, to deploy but it looks like the .CAB has all the info in it..

Any ideas? thanks...again I am trying to teach this to my self and any help, I am GREATLY thankful for.

-Justin-
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Hi Justin,
have a look at the package KB:
http://itninja.com/link/description-of-office-compatibility-pack-service-pack-2
Regards, Nick
Answered 09/02/2008 by: nheim
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Oh trust me I read that. I still cant seem to figure out, how to make the Package...Do I have to Extract all the files then some how place all of them into a MSI file?

- Justin
Answered 09/03/2008 by: jlewan
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This worked for me.
"Msiexec.exe /i CompPack\O12Conv.msi ALLUSERS=2 /qn"
Answered 09/03/2008 by: Heresy
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Hi Justin,
this makes it pretty difficult. You need to learn the deployment basics ASAP.
I hope you understand, that we can't give you courses here...
For the format converter:
You just need the two files: 012conv.MSI and 012conv.cab.
The cabfile is related to the MSI, it contains the files for this hole package.
To install it silent, use a command like this:
msiexec /i <Your path goes here>\012conv.MSI /qn

Regards, Nick
Answered 09/03/2008 by: nheim
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Back in the darkest recesses of my mind is a dim recollection of a temporary hack for a similar situation (or it may even have been for an Adobe app...) which involves divining the name of the update server, then adding it to the local HOSTS file but pointed to the loopback address. For example, if the update host is called 'update.adobe.com', then add this line to the foot of the HOSTS file:

update.adobe.com 127.0.0.1
Answered 09/03/2008 by: VBScab
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Hi Ian,
could it may be, that you aimed at the wrong thread with this message?
Regards, Nick
Answered 09/03/2008 by: nheim
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Indeed, yes. I'm having a nightmare with AppDeploy at the moment, as I have to log in every time I want to post. I've tried all the usual hacks, like using a different browser, deleting cookies, bypassing the client's proxy, etc, etc, to no avail. I think I got a 'Post' window I wasn't expecting and just replied into it. I've now added the text to the correct thread (Adobe Shockwave 11).
Answered 09/03/2008 by: VBScab
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Hi Ian,
so do i.
Have to write to Bob about, i think.
It's a horror right now.
Regards, Nick
Answered 09/03/2008 by: nheim
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Answered 09/03/2008 by: bkelly
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Hi Bob,
looks ok to me now.
Thanks.
Regards, Nick
Answered 09/03/2008 by: nheim
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Let me see what happens after this response...
Answered 09/03/2008 by: VBScab
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It seems to be OK provided I don't go back to a particular forum's start page, i.e. if I stay in athread. As soon as I go back to the start, I'm logged in as 'Guest'.
Answered 09/03/2008 by: VBScab
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No, no good. It's intermittent. Sometimes, I'm OK, most times note :(
Answered 09/03/2008 by: VBScab
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There could be some caching issues here through all of this. Please try to log out, close the browser and then log back in.

Also, let's take this conversation over to this thread: http://itninja.com/question/what-scripting-languages-do-you-use?9082

Thanks
Answered 09/03/2008 by: bkelly
Red Belt

 
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