Heya all, new to the forums .. was browsing for way to install easy media creator version 8 unattended .. not much out there..

However i have used the suggestions from the package area and have successfully installed the apps without using addlocal, that is to say a full install and it seems to work fine..

However, I am doing a mass deployment, and I do not need all the modules it has set to install by default. After much testing, it seems that I can not use addlocal since it either does not install all required parent apps, or does not install at all do to errors generated near the install indicating certain files are not available for finalize installation.

I can only surmise that I do not fully understand this process, or roxio has seriously messed around with their MSI package .. I have modded it, but only to include the serial and EULA.

so basically im stuck .. i have no idea what else to do .. I have added a list of features to the addlocal, and I have added only one. it doesn’t seem to matter what I add or don’t add, the only way it seems to install properly is to do a full install either manual or scripted (oh yes and a bloody language selection pops up that does nto seems to part of the MSI what the install shield).

Any help what be greatly appreciated, as i am running out of hair to pull out.
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Hi Jesse,
to do a partial install, use the installlevel property. To get the overall picture, load the app in ORCA and browse to the feature table. Have a look at the level column of the features. If there are different levels, you just have to generate a MST-file with the INSTALLLEVEL property to set to a number below the level of the features you don't want.
If the all the features have the same level (eg. 1 or 100), generate a new MST, set the level of the unwanted features higher, and set the INSTALLLEVEL property to a number below that.
Hope this helps.
Regards, Nick
Answered 09/26/2006 by: nheim
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Thanks..
Taking a look at the feature table, it seems that everything is at the same level (1) ..

Now the question would be, if i where to set the features I do not wish to install higher.... the child features of the non-required apps should "not" install, correct?

And why would i need to generate an MST when I can set teh public property of the install level to 1?

a quick edit;
the install level is set to 100, and each feature is set to 1 .. I am not sure how to procede.

edit again ..

never mind .. I answered my own question :) .. lol

Now.. is there a way to surpress the language selection when i run the setup.exe, im not sure but it looks like it somthing from install shield and not the MSI , since the lang is set 1033 wich i believe is english .
Answered 09/26/2006 by: loxodrome
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Hi Jesse,
ok. thats easy. Just set the unwanted features to a level of 100 or so.
To investigate it further, please have a look at the property table and look for 'INSTALLLEVEL'. If its there, set the unwanted features higher than this number. If it isn't there, it is initiated with the default value of '1'. That means, setting the unwanted to 2 and higher will not install them.
Hope this clarifies the situation.
Regards, Nick
Answered 09/27/2006 by: nheim
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Hi,

Just for my two cents, and sorry if this comes a bit late, but I am also having the same problem as Jesse where when you try to install the program unattended, you get this dialog box coming up asking what language you want. I noticed that there are other MST's besides 1033 but I've also come to the same conclusion that 1033 is the one for English.

Has anyone come up with a way to suppress this box?

Thanks for the help!
Answered 10/30/2006 by: JFresh
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One more item on the Roxio Easy Media Creator.... If you are attempting to run the MSI w/o the setup.exe, you need to deal with the INSTALLERDIR launch condition. It's actually more than just a launch condition... The INSTALLERDIR Property is used by the setup.exe to pass the path to the setup.exe to the MSI. Without this the "Roxio Central" (really the meat of the app) will not install. So... Leave the Launch Condition "as-is" and set the INSTALLERDIR Property with the path to setup.exe (and yes, that means that setup.exe must accompany the MSI to the distribution point)

Hope this helps
Answered 08/14/2007 by: pongbaba
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