+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9
Educational Software Thread, Sratch MSI Deployment scratch.ini in Technical; just setup scratch animation/story software via the msi supplied one question i need to ask is how do i deploy ...
  1. #1
    round2it's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,076
    Thank Post
    244
    Thanked 160 Times in 116 Posts
    Rep Power
    41

    Solved-Sratch MSI Deployment scratch.ini

    just setup scratch animation/story software via the msi supplied

    one question i need to ask is how do i deploy a modified scratch.ini file along with the msi

    do i need to repackage the msi to include the modified msi if so can anyone tell me how.

    or do i need to copy scratch.ini into the folder where the Msi is installed from.

    any help appretiated.
    Last edited by round2it; 27th October 2010 at 08:21 PM.

  2. #2
    altecsole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Whittington, Lancashire
    Posts
    286
    Thank Post
    40
    Thanked 36 Times in 26 Posts
    Rep Power
    26
    You could deploy the msi and then have a startup script that copies a modified ini file. Alternativly, you could create your own msi with a modified ini file already in it (that's what I did). Have a look at Advanced Installer; the free version is great for making basic msi files.

  3. Thanks to altecsole from:

    round2it (29th October 2010)

  4. #3
    round2it's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,076
    Thank Post
    244
    Thanked 160 Times in 116 Posts
    Rep Power
    41
    Thanks for that

    i will give it a whirl

    thanks given
    Last edited by round2it; 26th October 2010 at 05:53 PM.

  5. #4
    round2it's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,076
    Thank Post
    244
    Thanked 160 Times in 116 Posts
    Rep Power
    41
    I also might try appdeploys repackager it seems to be the same as ghost's ai package builder takes snapshot before install then compares the differences and creates a msi for you( well thats what it said it does) im sure this would helpme with this little problem

  6. #5
    Zenden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    154
    Thank Post
    71
    Thanked 32 Times in 25 Posts
    Rep Power
    17
    could always use Group Policy Preferences to copy the file down to the clients, I usually find this easier

  7. Thanks to Zenden from:

    round2it (27th October 2010)

  8. #6

    Edu-IT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    7,330
    Thank Post
    404
    Thanked 650 Times in 594 Posts
    Rep Power
    188
    I included the custom settings file as part of the MSI. I believe that you might be able to use Orca to edit the MSI you have to reflect your setup.

  9. Thanks to Edu-IT from:

    round2it (27th October 2010)

  10. #7
    round2it's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,076
    Thank Post
    244
    Thanked 160 Times in 116 Posts
    Rep Power
    41
    thanks guys

    i used the advanced installer software to create a custom msi

    not a bad piece of software for free.

  11. #8
    altecsole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Whittington, Lancashire
    Posts
    286
    Thank Post
    40
    Thanked 36 Times in 26 Posts
    Rep Power
    26
    Glad you got it sorted; could you be generous and thank my original post?

  12. Thanks to altecsole from:

    round2it (29th October 2010)

  13. #9
    TheLibrarian
    Guest
    For basic editing of .MSI files or creating .MST files I find InstEd It! - InstEd - Make packaging more productive (free version) to be invaluable.

    Beats the living daylights out of having to use Orca - although to be fair Orca is the one that lets you get to the very nitty gritty parts of .MSI packages and .MST transforms.

  14. Thanks to TheLibrarian from:

    round2it (29th October 2010)



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. MSI Deployment Issues...
    By Little-Miss in forum Learning Network Manager
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 26th July 2010, 06:11 PM
  2. MSI deployment via active directory
    By Dukey in forum Windows
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 19th November 2009, 01:23 PM
  3. Scratch 1.4 MSI CC4
    By Edu-IT in forum Educational Software
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 3rd October 2009, 10:33 PM
  4. Dodgy Serif MSI Deployment
    By FN-GM in forum Windows
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 6th February 2008, 03:30 PM
  5. Scriptlogic DA MSI Studio 3.20 & ini files in repack
    By contink in forum Educational Software
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 3rd October 2006, 07:51 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •