hi I use appdeploy to create the msi for the realtek audio drivers for win73 32 bit

app deploy goes through and creates 3 files.

  • installedshield.exe
  • msicproject.cab
  • installedshlied_11.50.xml

keeps failing with error code 2356 which is a corrupt or not found .cab file

any reason why? has anyone out there managed a Realtek HD audio msi or silent install file yet.


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You're not going to be able to create a driver installation package with the AppDeploy Repackager, this will only produce an MSI with the system changes (files & registry), but won't install the driver for you.

It's obviously having problems with the InstallShield installer for the drivers, so extract the files out and use the Repackager to drop them into a folder on the target system.

You'll then need dpinst.exe, or the associated merge module to perform the actual installation of the drivers via a custom action - there are plenty of posts on this site detailing how to use either method.

This may seem quite daunting, and it's not the easiest thing to do as you'll have to use Orca if you don't have any other packaging tools available to you.

You don't mention hardware the driver is for (Realtek provide generic drivers, but you should be using the ones for your hardware vendor download sites) but I would imagine that there is a silent setup switch you could use to deploy the drivers with.

Generally this would be /S, but as it is an InstallShield setup executable then this link may help you: http://kb.flexerasoftware.com/doc/Helpnet/installshield12helplib/IHelpSetup_EXECmdLine.htm


Hope that helps,


Answered 11/04/2013 by: dunnpy
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  • Thanks Dunnpy for a detailed reply, yes I am using the correct driver ( MSI) as a normal install does work. I will follow through your suggestions and see where I get.
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/s worked .

They should add a / ? or / help to the range, which is why I could not find it but your link helped.

many thanks again Dunnpy

Answered 11/06/2013 by: thumpertwin
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