[left]Hi All,[/left][left] I am currently working in Mappoint 2009 application and i am unable to suppress user registration Window.I dont find any registry or File entry regarding it.If anyone have packaged it could u please help me to sort out this issue.[/left][left] [/left][left]Thanks in Advance,[/left][left]SnkChn.[/left]
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I dont find any registry or File entry regarding it.Do you mean that you can't find anything in the MSI or that you have captured the registration process (using something like In Contro, or InstallWatch) and not found anything?

Microsoft isn't overly blessed with imagination so, having read the 'Notes' in the various entries in the 'Package KB' for the different releases of MapPoint (e.g., http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=837 and http://itninja.com/link/downloads-and-documentation7), I'd bet you'd see something like

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MapPoint\[whatever_version_2009_is]\[whatever_region_the_map_you're_installing_is]\EULA=dword:00000001

Doesn't ANYONE just try this stuff out first before coming here and posting? There doesn't seem to be any curiousity or will to try anything before people throw up their hands and give up.
Answered 02/25/2009 by: VBScab
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Hi,
I checked all the previous version posting in package KB and I didnt find any registry key like EULA what they have mentioned.I used installrite and picture taker to capture the changes but couldnt find any thing.
Answered 02/25/2009 by: snkchn
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I checked all the previous version posting in package KB and I didnt find any registry key like EULA what they have mentioned.I used installrite and picture taker to capture the changes but couldnt find any thing.How much time could we both have saved if you had included that information in your original post?

I think you missed something. Try again.
Answered 02/25/2009 by: VBScab
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Try heading out to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\MapPoint\16.0\USA and you'll find everything you need in there.

Should be good to go then.
Answered 04/13/2009 by: mcsnodgrass
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I have made a working package for our Power Users. I am using only the folders/files under the MSMap folder.

1. Use a program like Install Tailer to make a MST file to disable the Live homepage, Live toolbar, and office integration. ( I assume you could make these changes in the data.msi but I could never figure them out, but prefered a MST file) (Additionally I tried to add properties to the installer command and could figure out what values and properties to pass to make this as succesful as the MST).

2. Edit the data.msi with ORCA and drop the following rows:
A. CustomAction > MapSelfReg (drop this whole row, this is what gives you a licensing error during the last part of the install, this is actually calling "mappoint.exe /regserver" when that happens, which means it's independant of the application install)
B. You can drop the admin requirements from LaunchCondition, but I didn't find it necessary.

3. Using an account with admin rights run a registry monitor/file monitor program and run "C:\Program Files\Microsoft MapPoint 2009\MapPoint.exe /regserver". You'll see a LOT of registry keys in HKCL, HKLM, and HKCU along with approximately 50 files in "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\SL\DL\SoftwareLicensing". If you record all these and deploy it, MapPoint does not need to be ran through /regserver to run. It will just work with your copied registration keys and files.

4. After that I recorded & deployed the addtional few HKCU prefs :
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MapPoint\16.0\USA]
"EULA"=dword:00000001
"Registration"=dword:00000001
"PromptUserUpdate"=dword:00000000

if I think of anything I missed, I will post it up later.
Answered 04/28/2009 by: Ezekial
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2. Edit the data.msi with ORCANot a particularly good idea. One should ALWAYS use a transform against vendor MSIs.
Answered 04/28/2009 by: VBScab
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2. Edit the data.msi with ORCANot a particularly good idea. One should ALWAYS use a transform against vendor MSIs.

Thanks for the feedback. I will keep that in mind.
I am new to packaging up software for user deployment, and learning as I go. I am lacking some good MST tools, which I am sure I will figure out in time. This was a small rollout as well, so I didn't go too crazy.
Answered 04/28/2009 by: Ezekial
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No disrespect to you Ezekiel but this isn't an area to learn on the job. Your employer should send you to training and buy you the tools (e.g. Wise) or employ a consultant who knows packaging and deployment well. I wouldn't hold my breath, though, as most recruiters (and a lot of IT managers) don't know the difference between packaging, deployment and desktop support.
Answered 04/28/2009 by: aogilmor
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No disrespect to you Ezekiel but this isn't an area to learn on the job. Your employer should send you to training and buy you the tools (e.g. Wise) or employ a consultant who knows packaging and deployment well. I wouldn't hold my breath, though, as most recruiters (and a lot of IT managers) don't know the difference between packaging, deployment and desktop support.

software packaging is not the focus of my position, so I won't be receiving training on software packaging... my team are the experts, but I want to get my hands dirty with it so I have some experience.
We have a few tools around, but am just learning the ropes. I won't be receiving training on software packaging as it is not the focus of my position.

Learning this just like I have everything else.... trial and error, break/fix :D
Answered 04/28/2009 by: Ezekial
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Good for you, Ezekial. That's exactly what I did (and still do, with stuff I don't know about). Get in, get dirty, learn. More power to you!
Answered 04/28/2009 by: VBScab
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Good for you, Ezekial. That's exactly what I did (and still do, with stuff I don't know about). Get in, get dirty, learn. More power to you!

That works, as long as there's somebody to QA the packages before they go to production [:D]
Answered 04/28/2009 by: aogilmor
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