+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
Windows Thread, Deploying 7zip silent installers in Technical; After following ChrisH's tutorial for Macromedia Suite Mx I have managed to create a set of 7zip silent installers. Now ...
  1. #1
    edie209's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Kernow
    Posts
    671
    Thank Post
    41
    Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
    Rep Power
    20

    Deploying 7zip silent installers

    After following ChrisH's tutorial for Macromedia Suite Mx I have managed to create a set of 7zip silent installers. Now I want to deploy them across the network to the various locations that they are needed.

    So I thought I would use the windows MSI wrapper metioned in the essential software list the only problem is it does not want to work for me. I end up with a msi file that is only 286KB now I suppose that is fine if its ment to referance the exe and not actually wrap it in a MSI but there is not documentation that I can find the help goes to a defunt website.

    So I suppose what I am really asking is does anyone have any docs on this program or do you have an alternative way of deploying a 7zip silent installer?

  2. #2
    ChrisH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    East Lancs
    Posts
    4,999
    Thank Post
    120
    Thanked 280 Times in 258 Posts
    Rep Power
    106

    Re: Deploying 7zip silent installers

    If its not working for you as the 7 zip take a step back and wrap it in the format it is left in after my video. I believe this is how Ric did his.

  3. #3

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,803
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 583 Times in 504 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    224

    Re: Deploying 7zip silent installers

    There's a MSI posted on the 7 Zip website? Why do you need to use the MSI wrapper?

    http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/s...2.msi?download

  4. #4
    edie209's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Kernow
    Posts
    671
    Thank Post
    41
    Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
    Rep Power
    20

    Re: Deploying 7zip silent installers

    ChrisH As the files are at the end of the video they are still in an extrated form not one complete exe are you saying use the exe that is there with the wrapper leaving all the other files in the same directory or do i have to re-archive the files into one exe?

    Geof I'm trying to deploy some 7zip silent installers of macromedia suite

  5. #5
    ChrisH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    East Lancs
    Posts
    4,999
    Thank Post
    120
    Thanked 280 Times in 258 Posts
    Rep Power
    106

    Re: Deploying 7zip silent installers

    Leave them in their 'flat state' as per your first suggestion. You can then define the /s when your using the wrapper. I havent wrapped mine I install them once windows has installed so i didnt know you would run into problems like that. I know Ric has used the flat method with success.

    @Geoff

    He is talking about creating an installer using a modified 7 zip archive which is detailed on the MSFN boards.

  6. #6
    edie209's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Kernow
    Posts
    671
    Thank Post
    41
    Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
    Rep Power
    20

    Re: Deploying 7zip silent installers

    Thanks for that ChrisH I will try on Monday.

    I'm thinking though I might do what you are doing install once windows has install with the runonceex method I take it.

  7. #7
    ChrisH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    East Lancs
    Posts
    4,999
    Thank Post
    120
    Thanked 280 Times in 258 Posts
    Rep Power
    106

    Re: Deploying 7zip silent installers

    Quote Originally Posted by edie209
    Thanks for that ChrisH I will try on Monday.

    I'm thinking though I might do what you are doing install once windows has install with the runonceex method I take it.
    Yup I do it then and use AutoIt to open flash and close it.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 28th May 2012, 05:45 PM
  2. Adobe CS3 silent install
    By Lithium in forum Windows
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 6th May 2011, 10:45 PM
  3. 7z silent installer creator
    By edie209 in forum Downloads
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 16th November 2006, 06:27 PM
  4. Serif Software Silent Install
    By Ste_Harve in forum Windows
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 2nd May 2006, 11:52 AM
  5. 7zip
    By daveyboy in forum Downloads
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 14th June 2005, 01:48 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
  •