Trying to modify data1.msi or create .mst to pass the 25 character PRODUCT KEY so that user is not prompted. Heard PRODKEY public property might work but I have not had success. Any suggestions appreciated.
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Use a tool like installtailor from Wise to create a MST and check where the serial is stored (most likely in a property like PIDKEY).
Installtailor is part of Wise Package Studio and you can download a free 30-day trial from http://www.symantec.com/business/package-studio#
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Answered 04/07/2010 by: yuri
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Trying to modify data1.msi or create .mst

You should create an mst not edit the vendor msi! I've not done Mappoint but there's a note in the Knowldge base about how to create an admin install point for it which would be the best way to go. I've added a link at the top of the thread
Answered 04/08/2010 by: timmsie
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Open the MSI in Orca/InstEdit and, via the Dialog and Control tables, find the control which is used for the product key text. "Behind" that control will be the public property which is populated with that text for the install.
Answered 04/08/2010 by: VBScab
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Vito,

I don't know what tools you have available to you but,

My standard procedure in these cases is

1) look through the existing public properties in the MSI, if you can't find any obvious candidates, go to 2)
2) assuming there's a dialog in the installer somewhere that lets you enter the product-key, open the MSI and find the correct dialog
3) one of the controls in this dialog (the text field where you enter the key) will be linked to a property that holds the productkey
4) create this propery if it doesn't exist, and put in the productkey

You noticed this requires you to identify the correct dialog. Easiest way ofc is to use one of the authoring tools that allows you to just flip though them. The more hands-on approach is to open the MSI in something like ORCA and look through the Control table, this contains the link between your msi's dialog components and properties (among other things)

Hope this helps

PJ

EDIT: Or, what Ian said it seems, just 10 minutes ago [:D]
Answered 04/08/2010 by: pjgeutjens
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I prefer your reply, Pieter. SOOOOOooooooooo much detail! :) I've edited mine to say what I actually intended to say (anyone else having trouble with FireFox 3.6.3 not refreshing windows properly? I may have to return to using [shudder] IE...)
Answered 04/08/2010 by: VBScab
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Hi Lumettav,
Have you try this property:
OUR_PRODUCTID 12345-123-1234567-54321
It should work for sure.
Answered 04/08/2010 by: ekniranjan
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After looking at all the insights above I think I'm close. Under the custom actions I found "SetOurProductID'. Within that is a "Property Name" set to "OUR_PRODUCTID" the next line is "Property Value" and is set to "[INSTALLED_PRODUCT_ID]". If I refer back to the Property Manager there is an entry for "OUR_PRODUCTID" which is set to a 20 character string of zeros. I have tried to populate this in the MST with the 25 character product key, without success. I then reverted that value back to its original setting and created a public property "INSTALLED_PRODUCT_ID" and populated this with my product key. I still have not had any luck. Any additional thoughts in light of this new information? Thanks to all that have responded.
Answered 04/12/2010 by: lumettav
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Ok i think with OUR_PRODUCTID 12345-123-1234567-54321 with same format it should work, have you ? space between product id.......
Answered 04/12/2010 by: ekniranjan
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Hi Annuj,

Thanks for responding. I was entering the Product key with no spaces or dashes. The product key I have is 25 characters, your example has 20, how do format my Product key?

Thanks!
Vito
Answered 04/12/2010 by: lumettav
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i just finished map Point 2010 last week, it's the same format. How can i help you dude..........................
Answered 04/12/2010 by: ekniranjan
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Can anyone tell me how to surpass this screen? I've tried entering OUR_PRODUCTID but that didn't help.
Answered 06/08/2010 by: morriscode
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As a jumping-off point, you could always try using the tools you already have :)
Answered 06/09/2010 by: VBScab
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Thank you however, I've already read and am already implementing setting everything in the Notes section. This screen is not the registration or the EULA. I'm installing using the same command lines as in your link.
Answered 06/09/2010 by: morriscode
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hey man,

could you please elaborate on your advice if i aint asking to much. trying to unlock mappoint 2010 but cant find the key...i am using both orca and install-tailor to find the product key.

help would be appreciated

Joe




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Vito,

I don't know what tools you have available to you but,

My standard procedure in these cases is

1) look through the existing public properties in the MSI, if you can't find any obvious candidates, go to 2)
2) assuming there's a dialog in the installer somewhere that lets you enter the product-key, open the MSI and find the correct dialog
3) one of the controls in this dialog (the text field where you enter the key) will be linked to a property that holds the productkey
4) create this propery if it doesn't exist, and put in the productkey

You noticed this requires you to identify the correct dialog. Easiest way ofc is to use one of the authoring tools that allows you to just flip though them. The more hands-on approach is to open the MSI in something like ORCA and look through the Control table, this contains the link between your msi's dialog components and properties (among other things)

Hope this helps

PJ

EDIT: Or, what Ian said it seems, just 10 minutes ago [:D]
Answered 04/27/2011 by: joebro
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Like all MS products, you'll find the product key either on the media cover/sleeve or you can obtain one via your company's software subscription on microsoft.com.
Answered 04/27/2011 by: VBScab
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How do I point the registry to the KMS to obtain the enterprise key?

Answered 12/20/2012 by: ElizabethV
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