Hi Guys

Let me start this by stating that I am absolute Newb when it comes to repackaging. I have been asked to deploy the new Flash plug in that requires that an mms.cfg be distributed with it in order for it to not auto update. I created the file and downloaded the MSI. Created a MST using Wise Package Studio 8 which the company provided to me but for the life of me I cannot locate any documentation on how to deploy this cfg file with the mst.

I guess I am looking for 2 things if possible.
1 How do I deploy or add the cfg file to the MST?
2 Is there some documentation or tutorial arround that I can uses to learn how to repackage application to deploy with in our corporate environment?

If anyone can provide some guidance I would greatly appreciate it. We have just converted over from Novell's ZenWorks to SCCM 2007 and I am still trying to get my head arround that as well.

Thanks So much in advance for any help
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install the cfg file to WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash
Answered 03/07/2011 by: aogilmor
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When you add a file via an mst. You need to update several tables:

Directory - if it's being installed to a directory that doesn't already exist in the msi (for your flash I think you'll find FLASH already exists)
Component - Create a new component (or use an existing one)
FeatureComponents - update with your new component associated to a feature (not neccessary if you've used an existing file)
File - Add the file details, making sure the sequence number is the last in the series
Media - needs to be updated to reflect where your new file will be i.e in a cab or uncompressed
MsiFileHash - for non versioned files

Or you could just use InstallTailor, create the mst, edit it add your file and save
Answered 03/08/2011 by: timmsie
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I know were the file is supposed to go. That is not the issue. And I know I need to edit the MST file using Install Tailor but the question is HOW? There seems to be very little documentation on how to add the file to the MST. I played with WISE a long tome ago and I do not remember it being this difficult to add a file. (Think it was back in version 5 before Symatec got it's hands on it)
Is there any training materials or tutorial to help a budding new repackager get a grasp of how to use the product and what he/she can do with it?
Answered 03/08/2011 by: Xpdite
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Run Install Tailor

point it at your msi > click Next

Check the tick box to "Edit this transform file using Windows Installer Editor" > Click "Finish"

windows installer editor launches

click on "Installation Expert" tab at the bottom of the page.
in the top pain browse for your file, in the bottom pain browse for the directory you want it installed. Click the "Add File" button under the right pain

Click compile (bottom right)

I think by default wise will created a cab file with the file you added so when you install the msi + your mst make sure the cab file is in the same directory

for training material you'd have to look on the Symantec website
Answered 03/08/2011 by: timmsie
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Unless they have done away with their documentation that comes with the product, you should be able to launch WPS and select one of the 'Help' options from the menu. The manual and help topics should be available in there for your reading.

Launch WPS, then select 'Help->Help Topics', click on the 'Search' tab and enter the search string as 'Creating a Transform with InstallTailor' and click on 'List Topics'.
Answered 03/08/2011 by: sridtech
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Maybe your problem is due to that in Installation Expert, Files, Current Feature is pointing to All Features. You have to choose a feature before you can add files and directories. Choose one that you are sure is going to be installed.
Using Install tailor made MST is not a very good idea since the MST collects a lot of garbage that you may not want in your distribution.
Answered 03/08/2011 by: admaai
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Using Install tailor made MST is not a very good idea since the MST collects a lot of garbage that you may not want in your distribution.
What garbage?!? I've created hundreds of MSTs with InstallTailor and none contained anything that might be described in that way.
Answered 03/09/2011 by: VBScab
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Well.... hmmm getting called out on my little knowledge. Maybe garbage was not the correct word, I was referring to Set directory, Set feature installation and all other properties that you really do not need to include in the mst.
Not to diminish Installtailor, it´s a great tool to find out all those eluding properties.
Answered 03/10/2011 by: admaai
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