I am trying to build a PowerDVD 8 locked down install for my company.
I have tryed running the MSI directly but the MSI insists on my running the setup.exe. Running PowerDVD.msi ISSETUPDRIVEN=1 allows the MSI to run but the install does not put down shortcuts and not run the program when ExEs are double clicked. How can I install through the MSI directly?

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DomC
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i betcha regmon/filemon and/or procmon would tell you what's causing the problem and you might be able to use LockPermissions to fix it

Hi Ian! LOL...
Answered 03/20/2009 by: aogilmor
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Hi Dom,
turn on Logging and install it with setup.exe.
Scan the logfile for "Command line" and you will discover, what the "setup.exe" passes to the MSI.
Regards, Nick
Answered 03/21/2009 by: nheim
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After looking into the PowerDVD.msi with WISE I desided to build a Setup.iss file. But now I am finding it impossable to set the install to ALLUSERS=1
Answered 03/26/2009 by: DomC
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After looking into the PowerDVD.msi with WISE I desided to build a Setup.iss file. Why?!?
Answered 03/27/2009 by: VBScab
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My company does not want the "uninstall" shortcuts and other items which would alter the software configuration. Locking down a user's profile from the user is not an option.
Answered 03/31/2009 by: DomC
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Quite honestly I did a full install and captured it. And made the msi from that. Far easier than mucking around with Cyberlinks wacky msi.

We have have the neutered version of PowerDVD DX 8.1 that comes with Dell computers. I removed PDVDDXSrv.exe from the startup folder. It closes WMP automatically and starts PowerDVD when dvd inserted otherwise. We wanted to give our users a choice in the classrooms(large university deployment).

Also I added ACFilter 1.51a included in this msi to fix WMP sound issue(video, no sound), which is likely due to the neutered 2channel version of PowerDVD we have. http://ac3filter.net/projects/ac3filter

Works flawless.

edit: typo
Answered 03/31/2009 by: mikesyr
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My company does not want the "uninstall" shortcuts and other items which would alter the software configuration. I meant, why create an ISS file when you have an MSI? That doesn't make sense to me. A transform applied to an MSI gives you eons more customisation options than an unattended answer file.
Answered 03/31/2009 by: VBScab
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90% of the install is in the Setup.exe
The MSI has very little in it and comes after the setup which sets the install to "user".
Answered 03/31/2009 by: DomC
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