I need to package one application using WISE. so how do I determine whether it is related to driver or application.
so that i can go for either driver packaging or applicaton packaging.
when i install that msi, it is giving one .exe, .cat, .inf, .sys files. So please help me out this issue.....
its very urgent...
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Use the "Windows Application" and then DIFxApp merge module or DPinst.exe to handle your pnp drivers.
Answered 02/25/2008 by: AngelD
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but before that we should know whether it is related to driver packaging or application packaging.
as i am new to the packaging please give me the detailed description..
Answered 02/25/2008 by: rayz_0020
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It doesn't matter, just use the Windows Application template as if I recall correct the Device Driver template doesn't work as expected.

If you have a specific question regarding packaging or handle drivers in your package please ask the question.
Answered 02/25/2008 by: AngelD
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Here i am giving the breif description of my project.
I need to package Sentinel System Driver Installer 7.4.0.exe.
when i run the exe it is extracting one msi. So if i install that msi, it is giving .sys,.inf,.cat,.exe,version.txt files.
So by this description do i follow the process of application packaging that means do i need to create mst for the extracted msi.
if not then please tell me the procedure for driver packaging for the extracted msi.
Answered 02/25/2008 by: rayz_0020
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Since your application consists if .sys, .inf, cat files, then I am pretty certain it involves device drivers. Generally these file would be under "Application folder\Driver" or Under "Windows\System32\Drivers" folder.
Of what I have read, I think that using Difx merge module is the best method for driver applications but only for signed drivers. (Signed drivers are those which are recognised by Microsoft)
If you notice a .exe or .msi implementing the driver in your applciation then use the same file to do it. You may add a custom action in Deferred/Immediate mode and install it silently using /silent, -s, /quiet, etc.
If you dont not have the .exe or .msi this then you must to use DIFx merge module for the same. Download the Difx tool and also there is a lot written about it on Microsoft website.
Answered 02/25/2008 by: India_Repackaging
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The MSI extracted by the Sentinel System Driver Installer 7.4.0.exe has an entry in the MsiDriverPackages table. Now do I need to include DifxApp merge module in to it.
Answered 02/25/2008 by: rayz_0020
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The MsiDriverPackages table is part of the DIFxApp merge module so my guessing is that it's already used in that MSI.
Did you ever try to use the MSI and see if the drivers were installed correctly?
Answered 02/26/2008 by: AngelD
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Now do I need to include DifxApp merge module in to it.
I had a look at the "Sentinel Protection Installer 7.4.0.msi" extracted from the "Sentinel Protection Installer 7.4.0.exe" and it seems the MSI is already handling these drivers.
Answered 02/26/2008 by: AngelD
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but...

the entry in MsiDriverPackages table has a value 7....will this create a problem
Answered 02/27/2008 by: Jahnavi
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Hi Jahnavi,

Having the value 7 is the optimal configuration IMO so go with that.
Answered 02/27/2008 by: AngelD
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I am getting ice17 which states...

Bitmap:'for control:'Banner' of Dialog:'NewSKDIFound' not found in binary table.

as far as i understood the 'text' column of control table is referring back to binary table.I tried to give an entry in binary table as well as 'text' column in control table.It is not getting written in binary table.Can you pls help me to solve this.

Thanks alot for all u'r responses.
Answered 02/27/2008 by: Jahnavi
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You're asking the wrong guy regarding dialogs.

I suggest you post the question at the Altiris forum (http://forums.altiris.com) as I'm sure Bill or Ed will give you a quick answer on that.
Answered 02/28/2008 by: AngelD
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I bought my Dell PC a couple of years ago, and now it won't show any of the jpg pictures. A block comes up that says "You have exceeded your trial period." Then it says to 'order now' or 'quit.' Does that mean that Dell only installed a system that has to be upgraded or left without a source? If not, what do I do? I very seldom use this program except to open pictures of my grandkids. HELP!!!!!!!
Answered 06/13/2010 by: CBS
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ORIGINAL: Jahnavi

I am getting ice17 which states...

Bitmap:'for control:'Banner' of Dialog:'NewSKDIFound' not found in binary table.

as far as i understood the 'text' column of control table is referring back to binary table.I tried to give an entry in binary table as well as 'text' column in control table.It is not getting written in binary table.Can you pls help me to solve this.

Thanks alot for all u'r responses.



First of all, it's a vendor MSI, so if you've made an MST with any additional settings you had to do, it should be fine with just that. The original installer worked fine, with the ice error in it. So why bother to fix it in your MST. You would be solving the vendor's problems. They shouldn't be your concern if the product is doing what it's supposed to.

And besides that, this ice 17 is probably of no impact at all, since my guess is that it will run as a silent installation (= no dialogs. and the error is about a missing bitmap in one of the dialogs, which is purely cosmetical anyways)
Answered 06/14/2010 by: Rheuvel
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ORIGINAL: CBS

I bought my Dell PC a couple of years ago, and now it won't show any of the jpg pictures. A block comes up that says "You have exceeded your trial period." Then it says to 'order now' or 'quit.' Does that mean that Dell only installed a system that has to be upgraded or left without a source? If not, what do I do? I very seldom use this program except to open pictures of my grandkids. HELP!!!!!!!


i think you have the wrong forum, this is about application packaging
Answered 06/14/2010 by: dsharples
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ORIGINAL: Rheuvel


ORIGINAL: Jahnavi

I am getting ice17 which states...

Bitmap:'for control:'Banner' of Dialog:'NewSKDIFound' not found in binary table.

as far as i understood the 'text' column of control table is referring back to binary table.I tried to give an entry in binary table as well as 'text' column in control table.It is not getting written in binary table.Can you pls help me to solve this.

Thanks alot for all u'r responses.



First of all, it's a vendor MSI, so if you've made an MST with any additional settings you had to do, it should be fine with just that. The original installer worked fine, with the ice error in it. So why bother to fix it in your MST. You would be solving the vendor's problems. They shouldn't be your concern if the product is doing what it's supposed to.

And besides that, this ice 17 is probably of no impact at all, since my guess is that it will run as a silent installation (= no dialogs. and the error is about a missing bitmap in one of the dialogs, which is purely cosmetical anyways)


he probably has the answer he wanted after 2 years
Answered 06/14/2010 by: dsharples
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Ah, my bad. I hadn't noticed it was an old thread..... I blame CBS! [8D]

@CBS
Why this particular thread [&:]
(Besides chosing a website/forum that's totally not related to your problem)

Try http://dell.com/support
Answered 06/14/2010 by: Rheuvel
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