Adobe Illustrator CS

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Repackage this software was a similar experience with Photoshop CS.  I only wish Adobe can provide GPO deployable MSI installer in the future.


1. Launch a clean XP image from Microsoft Virtual PC.


2. Launch InsteallShield Repackager from a network share, and follow the standard procedures to capture the software.


3. Go through the captured information and exclude information that you do not want to be part of the package. The entire HKCU can be excluded. Note: I also have to exclude the Adobe Gamma and Adobe Illustrator (found in the program files folder) shortcuts in order to get it to build.


4. Before shutting down the Virtual PC, export following keys to a file and save it to the host machine. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{91A4AD99-69CE-4745-97B7-0E0DFBECFDE5}


5. Open Standard.nic from a text editor.  Add following registry keys from step 4 to the end of file.


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{91A4AD99-69CE-4745-97B7-0E0DFBECFDE5}]

"RegCompany"="XXXX"

"RegOwner"="XXXXX"

"Serial"="XXXXX"


6. Open the repackager project file.


7. Compile the MSI file and test it on a clean [virtual] machine. Make sure that both installation and uninstallation work without any problems.


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This work-around worked for me with Wise Packaging Studio. Captured with Smart Monitor and Snapshots. Made an registry export from the uninstall key with all sub-entries and imported them in my msi package. Worked great. I left Adobe Gamma in the package, but figure out if your user can use cpl files as GPO (Windows Policies) can cause troubles.


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This is fairly painless if you don't need to convert to msi.


I ran setup -r to record an InstallShield answer file.


Follow all setup prompts and allow the install to complete. The answer file (setup.iss) gets placed in the %SystemRoot% (usually this is the Winnt or Windows directory).


Copy the setup.iss file to the same directory as your source install files.


To install the product silently, run setup -s


To use a custom named answer file and place the install log in a specific location, you can use something like the following:


setup -s -f1"<path>\<ISSFILE>" -f2"%SystemRoot%\Temp\IllustratorCS-Install.log"


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RunDll32 "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Professional\RunTime701\Intel32\ctor.dll",LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{91A4AD99-69CE-4745-97B7-0E0DFBECFDE5}\setup.exe" RunDll32 "C:\Program Files (x86)\Commo

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