Like it sez. I did a lot of RTFM before I started, but I have missed something. One thing I did understand is that there are a lot of ways to install WinZip with the license file, and many of them successful. Here's what I did:

There was already on the Kbox MI's an installation of WinZip with parameters, that was working but didn't install the license file.

I took wz150.msi and opened it in Orca and found ADD_WZMUL=0 and changed 0 to 1. Then I zipped the msi and WinZip.wzmul together into wz150.zip and uploaded it to the Kbox. Didn't change any of the parameters. And it doesn't install.

Could you guys please tell me what I failed to do?

Thank you,

Bob


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I found this on the winzip support site.

It talks about moving the wzmul to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\WinZip.

From reading the article it sounds like thats all it takes to get it installed.

[link]http://kb.winzip.com/kb/entry/266/[/link]

On a side note, have you taken a look at 7-zip?

It provides all the same functionality if not more and is free.
http://www.7-zip.org/
Answered 03/14/2011 by: dchristian
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Does the files get downloaded and unzipped by the kbox automatically into it's subdirs? If not then it is not able to decompress the file -- try low compression option.
Answered 03/14/2011 by: GillySpy
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Yikes, sorry about that big portrait. I thought I was putting a thumbnail on the left like others do...

Yes, the Kbox automatically unzips and then executes setup using whatever parameters you give it on a command line.

I'm on the way up to the corporate HQ -- we have three or four more installs, Cisco VPN Client with a user profile, Apptix, Trend Micro and some (oil) industry-wide handbooks, all not figured out yet, and it'll be a long night. I appreciate your input and I"ll look at that WZ KB article soon as I get up there.

By the way, Super Orca is kinda buggy to use it seems to me, or maybe it's just that I don't know it. Do you guys know a better .msi editor, free or not terribly expensive?

Thank you,

Bob
Answered 03/14/2011 by: RoverDrover
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Bob- [regular] Orca is the best basic editor out there IMHO. Please post a screenshot of the WinZip MI, maybe that will help us determine what's up?
Answered 03/21/2011 by: cblake
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Hi Christopher,

Sorry I didn't get back to the board. I crashed the Kbox doing an upgrade a week ago today and we sweated bullets for two days till we got an IP KVM on it and the tech guys could fix it, and we didn't lose the work that's in it. Whew. Now I've learned how to set up a backup routine cause we had no backup when I crashed it.

Anyway, what I did with the WinZip, I had it installing just fine except for the WinZip.wzmul license file, and I just started moving that file around manually on a test machine till I found the right location following dchristian's lead. Then I created a File Synchronization and pushed the license file into the right place. The right place being different on XP, Windows 7, and the occasional 64-bit machine.

Thank you so much for your help.

Best to all,

Bob
Answered 03/21/2011 by: RoverDrover
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