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    Thumbs up Logistix Update Packs Sept'09

    Hello all,

    I hope you had a good summer! It's that patch time of the month again! Here are the revised update packs for September 2009!
    Please note there have been some big changes to logistixonline.com over the summer, but I still continue to create update packs due to the high demand and many praises, so a big thank you to you all!

    All types of update packs now come in smaller WinRAR format. This allows for better compression, but also allows technicians on slower internet connections to download multiple, smaller files rather than single larger files.

    To download the files, please navigate to logistixonline.com and click on 'File Library'. The rest is self explanatory and all files come with instructions and dates when files were published

    The following updates are available:

    Logistix Google Earth
    Logistix Office 2007 Compatibility
    Logistix Plugins Plus
    Logistix Windows XP SP3 Post Updates
    Logistix .NET Framework

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    How are you getting on with the new downloads/instructions?

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    Got the 5 part XP one downloaded yesterday - not had chance to try it yet but it sounds simple enough

    Is there any particular reason you had to break it up? It would be quite handy to have the part 1-5 links direct from the page listing them rather than having to click through to each page, click download, click back, click to next etc, if possible.

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    Well there are several reasons. Firstly it's easier for technicians on slower connections and secondly, my host limits maximum file sizes to 64MB (which is normal).

    The other problem is some people just link directly to the download and not my website so I receive no hits. I provide the packages for free, so a small amount of publicity shouldn't be too much to ask

    By all means, once you have the script and files, you can ZIP or RAR it into one large file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Well there are several reasons. Firstly it's easier for technicians on slower connections and secondly, my host limits maximum file sizes to 64MB (which is normal).

    The other problem is some people just link directly to the download and not my website so I receive no hits. I provide the packages for free, so a small amount of publicity shouldn't be too much to ask

    By all means, once you have the script and files, you can ZIP or RAR it into one large file.
    No problems or complaints at all with the file splitting/need to unrar!

    What I was trying to say wasn't "Could you link directly to the file" more "Is there a need to have an additional page for each single part of the download?". At the moment, you have to go main list -> part 1 page -> download <- list -> part 2 page etc, would having all 5 files linked to their http://www.logistixonline.com/index....file&fileid=xx from the main list page for the XP patch set make a difference? Just handy if you can click down a list to grab all the parts without going back and forth
    Last edited by OutToLunch; 10th September 2009 at 01:00 PM. Reason: Can't get rid of the auto url linky, arrrgh

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    Thanks for clarifying what you meant. It's something I will look into, thanks

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    Trying to deploy the Google Earth MSI and getting

    "Add Operation failed. Unable to extract deployment information from the package. Run validation on the package to make sure the package is correct"

    Ive copied the whole folder across not the the MSI, any ideas?

    Getting this on all the 2003 R2 and non R2 servers ive tried

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    Just a quick Q before I try it and break something - in the instructions, it mentions the PATHTOFIXES variable and setting this if the directory is different. Is it possible to just set this to . so the batch will run from anywhere or is there a specific reason you haven't done/couldn't do this?

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    Trying to deploy the Google Earth MSI and getting
    I'll have a look at this for you this evening.

    Is it possible to just set this to . so the batch will run from anywhere
    How would you propose this works? I simply followed Microsoft's guidelines when I originally setup the files to script installation of multiple files. The single variable allows you to change it to a path of your choice, including UNC paths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    How would you propose this works? I simply followed Microsoft's guidelines when I originally setup the files to script installation of multiple files. The single variable allows you to change it to a path of your choice, including UNC paths.
    Sorry, just thinking of normal command line/batch conventions - . being the current directory, so running the install.bat batch file in the same folder ought to work as .\IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe /quiet /passive /norestart instead of %PATHTOFIXES%\IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe /quiet /passive /norestart on each line and make the installer portable rather than requiring editing. Happy to go off and break something trying it out myself to find out, just wondered if you'd already tried it like this with no joy

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    No I haven't tried what you're suggesting, but if it works, then please post what code you're using

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    Seems to work fine - just REM'd out the SET line and did a search and replace on the rest...

    Code:
    REM set PATHTOFIXES=C:\logistixonline.com\XPSP3
    TITLE Installing Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 8
    echo.
    echo Installing IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe...
    .\IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe /quiet /passive /norestart
    echo.
    TITLE Installing Windows Media Player 11
    echo.
    echo Installing Windows Media Player 11 Part 1...
    .\wmfdist11.exe /quiet /passive /norestart
    echo.
    echo Installing Windows Media Player 11 Part 2... 
    .\wmp11.exe /quiet /passive /norestart
    echo.
    echo Installing WindowsXP-KB941569-x86-ENU.EXE... 
    .\WindowsXP-KB941569-x86-ENU.EXE /quiet /passive
    echo.
    TITLE Installing Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool v2.14
    echo.
    echo Installing windows-kb890830-v2.14.exe...
    .\windows-kb890830-v2.14.exe /quiet
    Working from flash drive, locally and network drive - haven't tested with a UNC path yet though.

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    Looks good. You learn something new everyday! Let me know if it works OK with UNC paths, but also directories with spaces.

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    Let me know if it works OK with UNC paths
    DOS doesn't like UNC paths very much in a variety of circumstances. It is good practice to put this right at the start of any batch file that references files in the same or sub-folders:

    pushd %~sdp0

    If you want to get back to wherever you were, make this the last command:

    popd

    The pushd line changes the working-directory to the folder where the batch file lives, and if that happens to be a UNC path then it (necessarily) maps a temporary drive letter there first.

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