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    Installing Microsoft Expression Web

    Is anyone using MS Expression Web designer? If so, how do you install it?

    It doesn't come with a normal MSI and the setup program doesn't accept any of the switches I'd expect to run silently.

    We want to get it out as soon as we can but I'm not going to send people out to hundreds of machines to run setup!!

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    Re: Installing Microsoft Expression Web

    BLAM!

    same problem here, i cant get it to create a mst file in the same way i did office 2007.

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    Me too!

    WTF are MS thinking of? Releasing an app in this day and age without any msi or other deployment method.

    Not happy. Will try to create an msi using WinInstall LE.

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    Not tried it myself (I would rather use dream weaver

    Some people have had some luck editing the config.xml file
    Need help with Expression Web silent install! - MSFN Forums

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    They're at it again! Expression Web requires .net Framework 3.5. But there's no msi for that either!!!!

    Livid!

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    Can you use WSUS?

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    I can see a pattern forming here...

    .net Framework 3.5. requires Windows Installer 3.1, and guess what... there's no msi for it. I know that WSUS makes this update mandatory.

    It's becoming clear that MS are reducing support for for msi's.

    I didn't know it was possible to deploy apps like this with WSUS. I don't have WSUS working at the moment. I'll have to fix it.

    In the meantime I'll just install Expression Web manually. I have to get it done this week and don't have time for WSUS at the mo.
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    is that v1 or v2 expression web

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverWorked View Post
    I can see a pattern forming here...

    .net Framework 3.5. requires Windows Installer 3.1, and guess what... there's no msi for it.
    An msi would imply you have the windows installer already installed - catch22!?

    you can install Windows Installer 3.1 via your favourite script and
    WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe /quiet /norestart
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOSAGES View Post
    is that v1 or v2 expression web
    It's v2

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    Quote Originally Posted by somabc View Post
    An msi would imply you have the windows installer already installed - catch22!?

    you can install Windows Installer 3.1 via your favourite script and
    XP comes with an earlier version of Windows Installer built in, so I thought it should be possible to deploy by msi, but this requires v3.1, which has to installed either manually, by script or WSUS. (I think WSUS needs v3.1, so it installs that before anything else on clients).

    Thanks for the script. It doesn't matter now anyway, I've installed it by hand on 30 machines. Took two hours, but at least the job's done.

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    I wonder if the lack of MSI is due to the fact that its not aimed at corperate world perhaps? I know that schools want it to replace FrontPage and better it but they won't envisage it to be in the corperate world i would think myself, they would expect SharePoint Designer to be in the corperate world.



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