Hello,

I'm trying to repackage VMWare. Since there is vendor MSI file I'm doing this with MST file (adding serial number etc.). Almost everything is fine except of three things:

1. During the installation window with CD-ROM Autorun feature pops up - how to get rid of that and disable Autorun by deafult (during the installation)?
2. Second window is about searching for old VMWare files - how to get rid of that one?
3. During the uninstallation apppears the question about serial number stored in registry? This number should be automatically removed during the installation.

Anybody?
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What tool are you using to create the MST?

If it's the Wise InstallTailor, you can just check the Hide Dialog box on those dialogs to supress them and accept defaults.
Answered 10/28/2004 by: VikingLoki
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If using Installshield go to dialogs, Install Welcome, Behavior, Scroll down to next, change to EndDialog: Return: 1. this will remove dialogs from users view.
Answered 10/28/2004 by: oreillyr
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I'm using Orca to create MST file. InstallTailor can't help in this situation because those windows that I mentioned in previous post show during the copying of the files. So...
Answered 10/29/2004 by: Wozik
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Those dialogs are called from dll files. So they can't be disabled this way.
Answered 10/29/2004 by: Wozik
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I'm glad Wozik said it, because I was thinking exactly the same thing... VMWare is probably using CustomActions (which can be WiseScript, VBScript, etc) and/or calling custom dlls (which can do the same thing as seperate exes).

You may be able to simply REM out these CustomActions... finding them will be the difficult part.

An example of where there is/was true: on this site, for the Adobe Acrobat installs, the installation instructions indicate 3 custom actions which need to be deleted to avoid MST problems when installing Acrobat Pro of Std.
Answered 11/01/2004 by: sean_c_roberts
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OK, sean_c_roberts, your solution almost works. I disabled custom action for checking if cdrom autorun is enabled. That works fine. I'll still have to find out how to force disabling this feature without unnecessary windows. The second thing that I have to change is to disable the window with question about serial number stored in registry which popups during the unistallation.

I'll let you know if I find the solution.
Answered 11/02/2004 by: Wozik
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From memory I think I downloaded InstallTailor from Wise and made the mst. I'll check on Monday and see what settings I used. It's been ages since I did it.
Answered 11/05/2004 by: MSIMaker
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ORIGINAL: MSIMaker

From memory I think I downloaded InstallTailor from Wise and made the mst. I'll check on Monday and see what settings I used. It's been ages since I did it.


And?
Answered 11/30/2004 by: Wozik
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