Nuance PDF Professional 6 can be installed silently by the use of either ISX_SERIALNUM=XXXXX-XXX-XXXX-XXXX-XX USERNAME=BlaBlaBla in the msiexec commandline or by creating a mst file which adds them to the property table for the Nuance PDF Professional 6.msi file, but sadly it's hardcoded (into the MSI I'm guessing) that at the end, it must launch PdfPro6Hook.exe for activation.

Any pointer to how I'll disable to automatic launch of PdfPro6Hook.exe. I have tried to remove PdfPro6Hook.exe from the File table in the MSI, but that is not enough. Where else should I look?

Thanks :)
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I found another solution: Replace PdfPro6Hook.exe with an "empty" exe file and then afterwards copy the orignal PdfPro6Hook.exe and overwrite the "empty" exe file.

Problem solved, install now moves forward :)
Answered 03/23/2012 by: Erroneus
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If you cant avoid launching the exe, maybe you want kill it immediately after installation via script?
Answered 03/23/2012 by: RaginX
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  • This will not solve it and is not a recommended way..
  • That was my though to, but my problem is, that the install isn't marked as "completed" before PdfPro6Hook.exe has been killed, so it's hard to time it.
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There would be a Custom Action at the end of sequence, probably after InstallFinalize which is launching this exe.
Disable that custom action by adding changing the condition to 0 (zero)
Answered 03/23/2012 by: piyushnasa
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  • I've been through the MSI file now many times and while I can find references to the file and alias for it, removing them does nothing :|
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