Regarding the ability to apply service packs as silent installs for WordPerfect 9 for Windows. (Document: 202242, 2/24/00) "Users have requested the option to apply service packs through a silent install. This enhancement request has been forwarded to development."
A small shell script is available from the Corel Technical Support ftp site that will perform the install on RPM-based systems. You can download this new script from:
Log onto the system as the root account and uncompress the script into any directory at a console prompt: tar xvf install.tar Insert the WordPerfect installation CD in the CD-ROM drive and again at a console prompt type the following to launch the installation: ./install
Corel 6.0 can be installed to a network by purchasing a site license from Customer Service. The license contains the command line switches for path information, common files and directories. If you wish to install Corel 6.0 as a single user to a network drive, install the application in the usual manner, but when prompted to enter a path for installation, select a network volume drive, i.e.: M drive, instead of the local drive on the workstation. Allow the setup procedure to complete normally.
NOTE: Corel does not support any type of Administrative\Workstation installations unless the user has purchased a network site license.
This article describes that you have to make the User Registry of the Administrator World writable ...
What you real have to do is to run each of the freshly installed apps once as administrator. This will cause about 2500 (!!!) keys to spring into existence in CLASSES_ROOT ... Once they are created Corel will work well for all users, given they have full control over the Corel install directory and the Corel subkey in the LOCAL MACHINE hive.
For deployment we captured the 2500 additional keys in CLASSES root and use an msi to distribute them along the the silent install of Corel as described above.
So lockdown is not really an option, although you could close some more directories and keys and still keep it working...
There is a second note which I have not yet tested ... it does not make much sense either ... because these keys are just empty upon install.
I have used AdminStudio Tuner to create a transform from the native MSI for Corel 10. All I have changed are the installed features. The install works fine for the most part using the command: msiexec /i "coreldraw 10.msi" transforms=transform.mst.
The only problem I've run into is once the it's installed I receive the error messages indicated in Corel's support knowlege base article 206463 when starting the CorelDraw applications.
The solution they give is not the cause of the problem but I've narrowed it down to the fact that when Windows Installer installs the application it doesn't populate some of the path information in the corelapp.ini file located in Program Files\Corel\Graphics10\config. ([d paste it but I just discarded all my changes in the VMWare machine I'm using for testing.) But once I add in the missing path information for those entries it works fine.
CORELDRAW 10 MSI Installation Problem "HTMLView.ocx failed to register" A programming solution for this problem: Each COM object (dll/ocx/exe) in an MSI installation project should be registered. For this in Visual Studio Installer for each such file set the Register property to "Self-Register". But sometimes during installation a corrupt or locked dll may not get registered leading to an error message (path & module, HRESULT, etc). In such a case the installation may abort rolling back the incomplete installation settings & files. To circumvent this aborting of the installation due to a failed registration of a COM object (dll/ocx/exe), set to "FALSE" the "VITAL" property of each such file in Visual Studio. If a file has its VITAL property as TRUE then the product installation will abort if the file does install properly.