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    Picasa silent install/MSI or equivalent

    Hi,

    Our new scheme of work for ICT calls for Picasa to be used.

    Now i cant find an MSI and looks like there isnt one. I've not had much luck with Silent Installs but will give it a try if someone can help.

    Otherwise, can someone recommend a program (free!) that is as close to Picasa as possible. I haven't read what exactly it wants to be done with the photos.

    Thanks!

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    Anything wrong with using the exe?

    Code:
    picasa39-setup.exe /S /L
    Steve

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    Oh i tried this....its more something wrong with me i imagine! lol Will try again!

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    Worked fine here One thing i did notice is it needs caps, won't accept lowercase for some reason.

    Steve

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    Ooh..what needs caps?

    I can get the damn thing to run from the bat but when i get my vbs to call it during login nothing happens. Probably doing something daft but not with it today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    Ooh..what needs caps?

    I can get the damn thing to run from the bat but when i get my vbs to call it during login nothing happens. Probably doing something daft but not with it today!
    Code:
    picasa39-setup.exe /S /L
    ^ S/L needs to be caps it seems Just running it cmd prompt currently, not using vbs. Still not working for you?

    Steve

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    nah, i copied and pasted exactly what you wrote.

    The script works, just not when called via VBS it seems..

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    then why not run it as a batch file?

    something like

    @echo off
    rem check if exists in program files
    if exist c:\program files\google\picasa\picasa.exe goto _end
    rem check if exists in program files x86
    if exist c:\program files (x86)\google\picasa\picasa.exe goto _end
    rem installer
    picasa39-setup.exe /S /L

    :_end

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    'picasa39-setup.exe' is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file
    That will be why then..

    now im stumped lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    That will be why then..

    now im stumped lol!
    have you put the full patch infront of 'picasa39-setup.exe' so something like (and "" possibly needed due to filename length or at least wont harm) "\\server\packages$\google\picassa\29\picasa39-setup.exe"

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    Ah, ok...now it asks me for admin password. How does one bypass this...

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    Hmm could also do with a "dont install if already there" in the batch...

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    Combing @sted suggestions would give ...

    Code:
     @echo off
    rem check if exists in program files
    if exist c:\program files\google\picasa\picasa.exe goto _end
    rem check if exists in program files x86
    if exist c:\program files (x86)\google\picasa\picasa.exe goto _end
    rem installer
    "\\server\path$\picasa39-setup.exe /S /L"
    
    :_end
    which when run as a batch file in the startup script, shouldn't need any admin rights ..

    I essentially use the same command here, just run via WPKG instead ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    Ah, ok...now it asks me for admin password. How does one bypass this...
    if you run it as a login script it runs with that usrs credentials startup scrips run as admin

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