Has anyone worked on this package and able to run 'Additional Requirements' silently?
The Source files contain a MSI and I've created MST as per customization requirements.
However, there is a separate executable which runs after the MSI installation is finished.

There is a silent switch available for this exe, but then how can I include some customisation requirements. The exe doesn't extract any MSI, nor does it create setup.iss file.
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Repackage the executable and put your customisations in that.
Answered 10/28/2011 by: dillon71
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Thanks. Yes, I understand repackaging would solve the issue.
However, to be honest - I alwasy try to avoid capturing setups....I know being a packager I shouldn't say this but the amount of junk that gets captured has always given me tough time. (May be b'coz I'm not capable of refining the capture results).
Even after using standard exclusion lists and every possible exclusion item, we can't say that our captured MSI is totally junk-free. I hope - as I gain more experience, I'll better be able to capture exact data.
Answered 10/28/2011 by: vish_zen
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I'll be working with QTP 11 soon so I will be watching this thread and will offer more notes later.

ORIGINAL: vish_zen

but the amount of junk that gets captured has always given me tough time.


You should be using a flat OS install with everything turned off and all the performance settings set to the lowest. No antivirus, firewall off, no automatic updates, no software, just the OS, basic drivers and in a workgroup. As flat and vanilla as you can make it. You may even consider not plugging it into the network. I use VM's because there are pretty much no drivers needed so you get very little noise in the package capture.

Then you need to get to know your packaging tool. I've been using AdminStudio/InstallShield and find the Repackaging Wizard using Installation Monitoring has been very good so far. With only minor tweaks I have made several packages with minimal effort.
Answered 10/28/2011 by: jmaclaurin
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Thanks Jeff for your suggestion, I'm using WPS for capturing.
Well, I'll be curious to know about your QTP package progress as well.
Answered 10/31/2011 by: vish_zen
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First off, I completely gave up on using their QTPSilentInstaller.bat. Too much junk in there that doesn't need to be run. Besides, HP has aknowledged a bug in QTPInstallReqs.exe in that it doesn't recognise the command line options. They claim to be fixing it in the next version which doesn't help me now.

I trimmed out what was important and took it from there. First I made and recording MST from CDdrive\QuickTest\MSI\HP_QuickTest_Professional.msi. I then used AdminStudio's Repackager to capture what QTPInstallReqs.exe does which is simply a bunch of reg keys. I am intending to run the 2 msi's in sequence and will probably have an active setup for the HKCU from QTPInstallReqs.exe.

I'm still working on this so I will update later once all the packaging is done and provide my
Answered 11/09/2011 by: jmaclaurin
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jmaclaurin - How did the packaging go ? Did you encounter any issues.. Just want to be prepared for anything unexpected , as I am currently workign on packaging this.
Answered 11/29/2011 by: egkr
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Yes, the captured MSI for QTPInstallReqs.exe needs to be sequenced after HP_QuickTest_Professional MSI. Just make sure that you disable the CA which calls QTPInstallReqs.exe after InstallFinalize in HP_QuickTest_Professional MSI.
Answered 11/30/2011 by: SandeepPanat
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ORIGINAL: SandeepPanat

Yes, the captured MSI for QTPInstallReqs.exe needs to be sequenced after HP_QuickTest_Professional MSI. Just make sure that you disable the CA which calls QTPInstallReqs.exe after InstallFinalize in HP_QuickTest_Professional MSI.




Pretty much exactly what I found. Still in testing, but looks promissing.
Answered 11/30/2011 by: jmaclaurin
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Hi all, I'm having difficulties with the "Additional Installation Requirements" part.  There are 2 tasks left to do: "configure internet explorer settings" and "configure dcom settings".

Capturing this part results in an MSI with a bunch of registry keys.  My question is, is it safe to just deploy that afterwards to any machine?  Because some of the registry entries seem generated unique strings (see attached image).

Running QTPInstallReqs.exe using the silent switch doesn't seem to do anything.

Thanks for your feedback!

Answered 04/05/2013 by: koswo
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Hi All,

I just started with HP Quci test Pro 11.0 version and bit confused how to install the appliation. Please suggest the silent key and also how can we include the server name for concurrent License

 

Answered 04/15/2014 by: Prathika
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