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SILENT INSTALL WORKAROUND!

I have applied the workaround and successfully tested it.
http://www.adobe.com/go/kb403296


Silently install Adobe FrameMaker 8.0

Issue -When you attempt to install Adobe FrameMaker 8.0 using standard MSI commands you are still prompted for the serial number on initial launch.

Reason - In order to workaround the issue, it is necessary to use a two pronged approach addressing both the installer and activation technologies.

Solution -In order to meet both technologies requirements, two paths (Abcpy.ini and install.xml.override) have to be addressed to compensate for the completed installation not to prompt the user for serial number on initial launch.

Warning: This solution is not supported but is provided as a courtesy to the customer.

Step 1: Edit the "Abcpy.ini" file.

1. Copy the FrameMaker folder to the desktop.
2. Start Notepad.
3. Choose File > Open.
4. In the Open dialog, navigate to the directory ".../FrameMaker/Disk1/".
5. In the Open dialog, select the "Files of Type" pop-up menu and choose "All Files".
6. In the Open dialog, select the file "Abcpy.ini" and click the "Open" button.
7. Scroll down to the "OEM Installation Options section".
8. In "SERIALNUMBER=" entry directly below the text "[OEM Install]" type the serial number (including dashes)
9. Choose File > Save.
10. Choose File > Close.

Step 2: Create an "application.xml.override" file.

1. Launch Notepad
2. Type the following XML:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Configuration>
<Payload>
<Data key="Serial" protected="0">[TYPE YOUR SERIAL NUMBER HERE MINUS THE DASHES]</Data>
<Data key="Registration">Suppress</Data>
<Data key="EULA">Suppress</Data>
<Data key="Updates">Suppress</Data>
</Payload>
</Configuration>

# Note: You must save the file as "UTF-8" for proper execution. Choose File > Save.
# In the Save dialog, type the name "application.xml.override"
# In the Save dialog, click the "Save" button
# Choose File > Close.
# Place the file "application.xml.override" in the directory "...\FrameMaker\Disk1\" Step 3: Install Framemaker 8.0 silently from the command line prompt

1. Choose Start > Run.
2. In the Run dialog type cmd.
3. Click Run.
4. At the Command prompt, type cd, a space afterward and then the directory path to the to the "Adobe FrameMaker 8.msi" file.

For example, type:
cd "C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Desktop\FrameMaker 8\Disk1"
5. Press Enter.
6. Type in the following syntax:
%SYS%\msiexec.exe /i "%SETUP_DIR%\Adobe FrameMaker 8.msi" ALLUSERS="1" REBOOT="ReallySuppress" ADDLOCAL="ALL" /QN

For example:
msiexec.exe /i "C:\Documents and Settings\[USERNAME]\Desktop\FrameMaker 8\DISK1\Adobe FrameMaker 8.msi" ALLUSERS="1" REBOOT="ReallySuppress" ADDLOCAL="ALL" /QN
7. Installation should complete silently.

Step 4: Install the Adobe PDF Creation Add-on silently

1. Choose Start > Run.
2. In the Run dialog type cmd.
3. Click Run.
4. At the Command prompt, type cd, a space afterward and then the directory path to the to the "Distillr.msi" file.

Note: There are four languages that you can install and therefore four possible directory paths.

For example, for English, type:
cd "C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Desktop\FrameMaker 8\DISK2\pdfadd-on\enu"
5. At the Command prompt, type the following syntax:
%SYS%\msiexec.exe /i "%SETUP_DIR%\Distillr.msi" ALLUSERS="1" REBOOT="ReallySuppress" ADDLOCAL="ALL" /QN

For example, type:
msiexec.exe /i "C:\Documents and Settings\[USERNAME]\Desktop\FrameMaker 8\DISK2\pdfadd-on\enu\Distillr.msi" ALLUSERS="1" REBOOT="ReallySuppress" ADDLOCAL="ALL" /QN
6. Installation should complete silently.


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After you entered the license information and did the registration or not, whatever your company wants. Here it was "don't register", a folder in C:\program files\common files\Adobe\Adobe PCD\cache is created. In this folder there is a cache.db which contains the above entered information. I added this folder to the mst.

Also, when you first launch FrameMaker a pop up window wants you to chose between 'FrameMaker or Structured Framemaker". We chose FrameMaker.
Add the line: ProductInterface=FrameMaker under the section [FRAME] in the maker.ini file, which can be found in C:\program files\adobe\FrameMaker8. Replaced the previous maker.ini with the new one in the mst.

Last thing they wanted here was to disable Updates which can be found in the menu Help | Updates. I renamed the AdobeUpdater.exe in the mst.
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