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Rated 3 / 5 (Average) based on 9 ratings
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I'd have to disagree with this methodology. Photoshop can be deployed silent by using a setup.iss response file or by editing the abcpy.ini file. One could also prepoplate the users' registry to avoid the registration dialog.

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Fixing error 1911

These are the steps I took to repackage PhotoShop 7:

1. Captured the installation on a clean VMware Windows 2000 workstation, using Wise Package Studio 3.2 MSI Capture tool.

2. Used CCRP to force the registration of the proprietary Adobe type library found at: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop (this step might not be necessary)

3. Executed the program once (normally I do not do this; this step may be un-necessary)

4. NO REBOOT - every time I attempted to build this package using a reboot as part of the process, I received an error upon compiling the .msi that "C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\local settings\temp\MSIA98.tmp\w1.cab" could not be closed. Skipping the reboot seems to have resolved this.

5. DID NOT DELETE THE ADOBE TYPELIB. The program may work initially without it, but this may cause unforseen problems down the road.

6. Compiled/Saved the .msi

7. Opened the .msi using Wise Package Studio 3.2 Windows Installer Editor. Went to "Tables" and found the line item for "TypeLib". Deleted the rows in that table, but not the table itself. Leaving these rows in will cause the installation to deliver the "1911" error.

8. Resaved the .msi and tested it via straight install and GP/AD

And, once again as AppDeploy founder Bob Kelly noted above:

" . . . With this or any other application there may be several ways to generate a silent installation. When using group policy it is often necessary to repackage an application to an MSI regardless of any command line installation support provided by the vendor."
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1. Use your favorite repackage application and capture the information. Make sure you do this on a clean installation machine. VMware will save you a lot of time :)

2. If you are using Wise Package Studio or Wise for Windows Installer, please continue follow this insturction; otherwise, please try to tell your repackage application that you do not want to advertising "TypeLibrary.tlb" component.

3. Launch the script and go to Setup Editor.

4. Click on the Components tab.

5. Browse through the list and locate "TypeLibrary.tlb component". Click on + to expand it.

6. Delete all entries (should be only one) in Advertising. If you don't do this, user will get a warning prompt saying it can't register this component during the installation...

I haven't found any problem yet. It works in both standard installation and GPO deployment mode. You may also want to put in to the registry key so that the first user who launches Photoshop won't be asked whether or not he wants to register this product.
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With this or any other application there may be several ways to generate a silent installation. When using group policy it is often necessary to repackage an application to an MSI regardless of any command line installation support provided by the vendor. What are most people doing? Use the "Rate This Package" link a the top of the page to say how you did it and how hard you thought it was! Is Photoshop easy or hard to remotely deploy?

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Re: The error with leaving the reboot in place and the temporary file (MSIA98.tmp).
Best solution is to do the reboot and then to fix the associated error in the MSI by searching for the temp file. Wise should have picked it up and not included it by default. Simply go through the file list pane and drill down to that file and delete it. Wise will adjust the tables accordingly!

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Once again, you can use Abcpy.ini for silent installs, just fill in the details. Don't bother repackaging.

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I can confirm than simply editing the "Abcpy.ini" file which exists in the setup folder is sufficient to produce a fully silent install. However I wasn't able to get a shortcut created on the desktop and in the program menu. A command-line batch file will fix the issue though.

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For Removal, Create a bat file with the following. Ran into admin issues but the /s/a resolve that.

@Echo off
C:\WINDOWS\ISUNINST.EXE -f"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop 7.0\Uninst.isu" /s/a"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop 7.0\Uninst.dll"
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C:\WINDOWS\ISUNINST.EXE -f"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop 7.0\Uninst.isu" -c"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop 7.0\Uninst.dll" C:\WINNT\ISUNINST.EXE -f"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop 7.0\Uninst.isu" -c"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop 7.0\Uninst.dll" C

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