Hello all,

This is my frst post here, i thought you might be interested in how i created an MSI installer for the iPass Offline Hotspot Finder:

>Download iPassFinderInstaller.exe (664KB) from http://www.ipass.com/misc/offlinefinder.html\
>Install iPassFinder and select Worldwide in the installation options
>After it has successfully installed navigate to C:\Program Files\iPass\Hotspot Finder and copy the contents of the directory to a temp dir. Eg c:\temp
>The temp dir should be about 36MB as it downloads the real installer from the internet
>Delete SUninstall.exe & Uninstall.exe from c:\temp
>Start Advanced Installer in wizard mode from http://www.advancedinstaller.com/
>>Start a Simple Project using the Wizard
>>>Enter the following product details:
>>>Application Name: iPass Hotspot Finder
>>>Organisation Name : iPass
>>Browse to the temp dir when prompted for files to add > Next
>>Select only jwFinderSvc.exe for creation of Start Menu and Desktop shortcuts > Next
>Edit Product Details in Advanced Installer
>>Product Version: 3.0.0
>>Technical Support URL: http://www.ipass.com
>>Contact: ipass@support.jwire.com
>>Icon File: jwFinderSvc.exe in c:\temp
>Edit Install Parameters in Advanced Installer
>>Application Folder: [ProgramFilesFolder][Manufacturer]\Hotspot Finder
>>Application Shortcut Folder: [ProgramMenuFolder][Manufacturer]
>Edit Prerequisites in Advanced Installer
>>Turn of Windows 9x
>>Set Windows NT/2K/XP to Windows 2000
>>Set Minimum .NET Version to 1.1
>Edit Files and Folders in Advanced Installer
>>Navigate to the Application Shortcut Folder
>>Change the properties of jwFinderSvc.exe for the Desktop and Start Menu
>>>Name: Hotspot Finder
>>>Arguments: LANDING
>Build the Project
>Use the built MSI in c:\temp
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You forgot one important setting.
In the jwFinderSvc.ini file, set the "listen_port" value to zero (0).
This gets set on first run by the client, but if you're doing a repackaging, it'll be set to what your clean machine set it to. That might not be the setting that will work for your target installation systems.

Lastly, make sure you are repackaging Finder v2.0 as 1.x is no longer supported.
Answered 06/20/2007 by: Guest
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