Hi Guys

I am using the free version of AppDeployRepackager to create an MSI dfor GPO deployment.

I am trying to package WinZip Email Companion.exe

Firstly, I have ran the setup.exe and it does work fine, installing Winzip Email companion.

1. I create a new recipe, choosing the correct setup file, filling out the rest of the informations
2. Accepting defaults, for including and excluded items.
3. build msi

The only thing it does correct is create the uninstall icons in the areas choosen (desktop for ease of access)

Any troubleshooting ideas? Do you guys need anymore info?

thanks in advance
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MSI technology doesn't use that kind of icon. It places entries in the registry which cause the product name to appear in the list of applications displayed by the Control Panel applet called 'Add/Remove Programs'.
Answered 06/10/2009 by: VBScab
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thanks for the reply but it doesnt really help me. I understand registry keys are used to show entries in A/R.

I dont what i can do differently to try and trouleshoot the issue.

1.Create a new recipe
- I have just noticed that there are 3 setup.exe files in my directory - Setup Setup2 Setup3 and im assuming it does use all three because when i deleted two, the first wouldnt run.

- Even still, I do not get any options to "link" files so choose the first setup

2.Directories
-C: and all 5 reigstry hives selected (basically monitor everywhere)

3.System Scan

4.Launch Setup.exe (the install runs as it would using the exe provided - need MSI for GPO deployment)

5. System Scan directores (everywhere again)

6. I included all files and registry keys left nothing excluded so it couldnt miss anything while packaging.

7. Create a shortcut, i placed it on the desktop.

8. Builds the MSI! - which subsequently doesnt work!!!!

:( Ive got a deadline of next week to get this deployed across my pcs - stress!
Answered 06/11/2009 by: goodchildc
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OK, now I get it...I mis-read your post, thinking you were saying that it hadn't created any uninstall icon. I apologise.

Next, to say it "doesn't work" doesn't tell us anything. Take a verbose log of the install. That will help you find out exactly what the package has done or not done:MSIEXEC /I My.MSI /L*V %temp%\MyMSI.LOG
Answered 06/11/2009 by: VBScab
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MSIEXEC /I My.MSI /L*V %temp%\MyMSI.LOG

Sorry about the bague post, im on quite a few forums supporting and whatnot so I know how annoying it can be.

Well the MSI, runs successfully, I get the preparing to install pop up, desktop flashes and then nothing.

what I was saying is that the shortcut I created during the snapshot phases, DOES appear so part of the package is working.

When i try run the command to log activity I get an error message saying it cannot be accessed (Yes i am adjusting the filename to that of my msi lol)

does it have to be at the root of my drive?
Answered 06/11/2009 by: goodchildc
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does it have to be at the root of my drive? No. Direct it to a folder where you have write access. Why would you not have access to %TEMP%? That is (or should be) the 'Local Settings\Temp' folder in your profile folder... :(
Answered 06/11/2009 by: VBScab
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No...not the log file, the MSI itself. I can rn the msi by double clicking, but when i try and log with the command you specified it says it cannot be accessed (the msi file)

Im an MCSA, so i know quite a bit (worked and studied for it) so most things i can get my head round but i just cant seem to figute this out.

If i send you the exe will you do it for me? LOL
Answered 06/11/2009 by: goodchildc
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Im an MCSA, so i know quite a bit (worked and studied for it) so most things i can get my head round but i just cant seem to figute this out.

If i send you the exe will you do it for me? LOL


Priceless stuff.

You need to either change to the directory containing the MSI before you execute the command line, or use the full path to the MSI...
MSIEXEC /I "C:\Path To\Package Source\My.MSI" /L*V %temp%\MyMSI.LOG
Answered 06/11/2009 by: MSIPackager
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The next question, then, is are you specifying the full path to the MSI in the command line?
Answered 06/11/2009 by: VBScab
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cant blame me for trying ;)


VBScab heres the log file, it need the full path to the msi (C:\ lol)

=== Verbose logging started: 11/06/09 11:04:58 Build type: SHIP UNICODE 3.01.4001.5512 Calling process: C:\WINDOWS\system32\MSIEXEC.exe ===
MSI (c) (48:48) [11:04:58:961]: Resetting cached policy values
MSI (c) (48:48) [11:04:58:961]: Machine policy value 'Debug' is 0
MSI (c) (48:48) [11:04:58:961]: ******* RunEngine:
******* Product: C:\emailcomp.MSI
******* Action:
******* CommandLine: **********
MSI (c) (48:48) [11:04:58:961]: Note: 1: 2203 2: C:\emailcomp.MSI 3: -2147287038
MSI (c) (48:48) [11:04:58:961]: MainEngineThread is returning 2
=== Verbose logging stopped: 11/06/09 11:04:58 ===

something tells me that looks awfully short?
Answered 06/11/2009 by: goodchildc
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MSI (c) (48:48) [11:04:58:961]: Note: 1: 2203 2: C:\emailcomp.MSI 3: -2147287038 Error 2203 is "Cannot open database." Do you have the MSI open in the Repackager tool, or Orca/InstEdit? If so, it's locking the file.
Answered 06/11/2009 by: VBScab
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do I need a specific amout of posts to be able to attach files, the log is too big and wont let me post here, but at the same time I cant attach a file to this post.

If I use rapidshare will you download it mate?
Answered 06/11/2009 by: goodchildc
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Use the code tag. Either click the button marked '<%' or type the word 'code' enclosed in square brackets, paste the log and then close the tag by typing the '/code' enclosed in square brackets.

All the file-sharing sites are now blocked by the client I'm working for.
Answered 06/11/2009 by: VBScab
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no joy, the log is LARGE. Wont let me paste it here, even with the code tag. Theres must be a limit to what you can reply with.

ARGH!

are there any particluar snippets you are looking for or do you need the entire log?

you would think WinZip would provide an MSI for Winzip and its addons, this needs to be rolled out by tomorrow, no chance[&:][:(][:(] [:@][:@][:@]
Answered 06/11/2009 by: goodchildc
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Ive been working on this since 9am, and its killing me. install...uninstall..install...uninstall.

Has ANYONE has experience with the WinZip Email Companion being packaged to an MSI?

Dont know how we will work around showing you the log, i tried copying and pasting half still just hung.

Whats with the file attachments? Admin only? Amount of posts???????????

OMG...blonde moment. PM me your email address and ill email it you!!!!


/frustration begins to kick in
Answered 06/11/2009 by: goodchildc
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PM me your email addressDone, Blondie. No ZIPs, though - they sling those out, too.
Answered 06/11/2009 by: VBScab
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