Windows Thread, Cant extract .msi from Java file in Technical; I've extracted it in the past fine, but the latest version is just extracting an 859KB .msi and a 27MB ...
16th January 2013, 09:58 AM #1
Cant extract .msi from Java file
I've extracted it in the past fine, but the latest version is just extracting an 859KB .msi and a 27MB .cab file. The .msi is suspicously the same size as the online updater.
It used to extract just 1 big .msi file and I could deploy that via Impero and it would install silently just fine. I've no idea how to deploy these files.
This is the file I'm trying to use. http://download.oracle.com/otn-pub/j...ndows-i586.exe
16th January 2013, 10:03 AM #2
I've always had a .msi and .cab file from the Java installers. It's not at all unusual for Windows Installers to be separated out this way: a .msi on its own just has a .cab embedded into it.
I'm sure Impero must be able to deploy a setup with more than 1 file, so if you just include the .cab alongside the .msi it should work fine.
Thanks to AngryTechnician from:
16th January 2013, 10:07 AM #3
I dont extract the java .exe I just script an install in a bat file:
jre-7u11-windows-i586.exe /s AgreeToLicense=YES REBOOT=Suppress JAVAUPDATE=0
Thanks to themightymrp from:
16th January 2013, 10:26 AM #4
^ This. The MSI will install the files from the .cab as long as it is in the same folder.
Originally Posted by AngryTechnician
16th January 2013, 10:47 AM #5
Last edited by Gaz; 16th January 2013 at 11:32 AM.
16th January 2013, 07:01 PM #6
You could run the msi with /a and it will build you an administrative install point to deploy it from. I used to do it this way until I realised the cab file worked (not using impero though)
16th January 2013, 07:47 PM #7
Considering how much Impero costs you would have thought it would be able to do this?
Originally Posted by Gaz
16th January 2013, 08:14 PM #8
I intend to submit is as a feature request. When you deploy an .msi it copies it to C:\ of the target computer all I have to do to make it work is to copy the data1.cab file to C:\ and then deploy the .msi and it installs.
Originally Posted by Arthur
As you say it needs to be in the same folder.
17th January 2013, 08:27 AM #9
I'd say you need a proper deployment system.
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