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#1 Elliot Labs

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 03:52 PM

Hi, Internet,

 

Could somebody create a tutorial on how to use MSI files with your WinBuilder script?

 

This could come in handy for integrating redistributable components that were downloaded from MS or other programs that are distributed as a MSI file.

 

thanks!



#2 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 07:26 PM

Well, it is interesting how this section of the board:

http://reboot.pro/forum/112-tutorials/

is titled:

 

Tutorials
Post your guides and tutorials about winbuilder projects on this section. If you have a tutorial request, please place it on the support section.

 

 

:whistling:

 

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 07:34 PM

Well, it is interesting how this section of the board:

http://reboot.pro/forum/112-tutorials/

is titled:

 

 

:whistling:

 

:duff:

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lol, I missed that,
Is there a way that I can move the thread?



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 08:38 PM

lol, I missed that,
Is there a way that I can move the thread?

Naah, but don't worry :) (or don't worry too much :w00t: ) if you check the contents of the section you will see how a non-trifling amount of threads are by people that misinterpreted (or missed) that and posted either a request for a tutorial or even more OT :ph34r: a request for help/support for *almost anything*, or if you prefer, it is very common that this happens.

 

:duff:

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#5 Elliot Labs

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 08:54 PM

Naah, but don't worry :) (or don't worry too much :w00t: ) if you check the contents of the section you will see how a non-trifling amount of threads are by people that misinterpreted (or missed) that and posted either a request for a tutorial or even more OT :ph34r: a request for help/support for *almost anything*, or if you prefer, it is very common that this happens.

 

:duff:

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Lol, Should I recreate this request in a different forum?



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Posted 21 January 2015 - 11:14 AM

Just brainstorming:

 

I'm rather sure that no tutorial can be written, because IMHO nobody did process MSI files in a project / script before.

 

There should be (to be developed!) a script which unpacks the MSI and adds files / registry entries etc. to the build, according the contents of the MSI.

 

Some month ago I tried the "alternate way":

 

During build:

Copy the MSI setup to the PE

Copy the *.msi file to the  PE

 

In the PE:

Setup MSI

Install the app from *.msi

 

Result: Trying to setup MSI, brought the error, that this is not possible in a PE :frusty:

 

Peter



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Posted 21 January 2015 - 03:54 PM

Just brainstorming:

 

I'm rather sure that no tutorial can be written, because IMHO nobody did process MSI files in a project / script before.

 

There should be (to be developed!) a script which unpacks the MSI and adds files / registry entries etc. to the build, according the contents of the MSI.

 

Some month ago I tried the "alternate way":

 

During build:

Copy the MSI setup to the PE

Copy the *.msi file to the  PE

 

In the PE:

Setup MSI

Install the app from *.msi

 

Result: Trying to setup MSI, brought the error, that this is not possible in a PE :frusty:

 

Peter

I have already though about doing that but then I though that some of the MSIs might be larger than the RAM drive can expand to...

There is the MSI component in the Windows 7 PE SE that allow you to use MSI files while booted in PE...



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Posted 21 January 2015 - 04:31 PM

There is the MSI component in the Windows 7 PE SE that allow you to use MSI files while booted in PE...

Sorry that I cannot help here.

 

I'm not familar with win7pe_se, and I do not intend to become familar with it. :smart:

 

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 09:59 PM

I use Win7PE_SE for compatibility reasons over Win8PE_SS because some of my clients bring in older hardware sometimes. If all of the hardware is newer I would be using Windows 8 but it is not an ideal world. :lamo:



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