I have probably my hardest packaging task and could use some serious help. The task is to deploy a browser update for a web based application we use. When the user navigates to the URL the install begins and they get prompted to install the icon on their desktop while viewing the progress bar. I need to hide all of this and make it a completely silent and unattended install. I have the SMS and Wise ver5 installers, I'm not good with Wise, and I'm at a loss in trying to figure out how to make this work. To further complicate things the IP of the URL: http://10.1.250.24/app/appname.html?%COMPUTERNAME%, points to a location on an AS400 server. I'm wondering if I can copy the contents of this folder onto a windows share and use that URL or do I have to repackage this as an .exe or msi file and deploy it that way? If so how would I begin to do this? I'd also consider deploying it via a group policy if I could. ANY responses are appreciated.
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If you want to make the install completly silent then you will need to repackage the installation. You can do a setup capture with Wise on a clean machine to get only the changes that the installation makes. Then set Wise to hide all of the dialog boxes. Run the resulting exe with a /S for silent and you should be good.
Answered 11/16/2005 by: yarborg
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Is this any different from the SMS installer where with it I'd have to browse to the location of the executable? I'm looking at the Wise console and it look totally different from the SMS installer.

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Answered 11/16/2005 by: marvinc
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send me ur email address and i'll send a wise package studio manual over.

cheers

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Answered 11/17/2005 by: gizmolala
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Try this Link. Really helpful.

http://www.dawnstar.com.au/wpshelp/.

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Answered 11/17/2005 by: gizmolala
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Thanks but this link doesn't appear to be working. I tried, again, following the Wise tutorial located in Help and ended up confused, again. I honestly can't seem to get my head around this and wonder if someone can recommend a good book on this app?

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Answered 11/17/2005 by: marvinc
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try this also
http://www.altiris.com/docs/support/wise/5.5/Getting_Started_Guide.pdf#search='wise%20package%20studio%20training%20manual'.

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Answered 11/17/2005 by: gizmolala
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I finally managed to get the applications repackaged and have tested the executable to see if it performs the upgrade as it should and it does. The problem I have now is that the icon on the desktop doesn't get upgraded and still points to the old URL. What hapens is that the package is deployed, upgrades the application on the computer and reboots the system. When the user logs on and double-click the icon it should take them to the new URL, which installs an ActiveX component and finishes the upgrade. This isn't happening because the icon still points to the old URL. What I need to figure out is the best way to change the location this icon points to. The icon currently points to:
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" http://as400.mydomain.com/jha/slaker14/slake.html?%COMPUTERNAME%

and needs to point to:
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" http://10.1.11.1/jha/StartSlake.html?%COMPUTERNAME%

The ideal solution would be to incorporate this into this package but I could also see making it a login script deployed via group policy. Would anyone have any suggestions on the most effective way to do this? ANY responses are appreciated.
Answered 11/18/2005 by: marvinc
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