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This application ships as a zip file with no form of installer. While this makes repackaging fairly easy it's not very helpful for distribution and publishing via Active Directory. To prepare it for distribution as an MSI, the following steps were taken.

Downloaded Eclipse from http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/

Downloaded the various plug-ins used by our development staff from their web sites.

Installed the Java Runtime Environment from our standard package.

Launched Wise Package Studio and began a SetupCapture, taking the initial snapshot.

Unzipped the contents of the Eclipse zip file into C:\Programs\Eclipse 3.4

Unzipped the contents of the various plug-ins into the "features" and "plugins" directories as appropriate.

Created a shortcut and folders under C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Eclipse that launched the Eclipse.exe executable.

Took the finishing snapshot of the system with SetupCapture. Made sure no Registry entries were picked up, no INI files, and only the shortcut I created to the Eclipse executable. Confirmed that the only files it picked up were the shortcut and the ones under C:\Program Files\Eclipse.

Made adjustments to the WSI file for Support Information and Add/Remove Programs. Compiled the MSI.
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Platform(s): Windows
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My poa (Point of attack) for this file is simply use its zip file to my advantage.

Basically I wrote a vbs file that does the following (.bat files would do as well too)

install the Java Runtime of choice.
unzip the zip file to my target directory.
copy short cut files that I've created from my installer dir to target machine.

There are several things that must be validated before deployment.

the Windows Start menu short cut must have the following
[location]eclipse.exe -vm [jdk location]\jre\bin

This way, Eclipse is locked to run with our installed JDK only.

UNZIP is an open source command line tool, available at
http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/unzip.htm

It is the same program you can find on Linux/Unix machine, therefore a man page is also included in the file you downloaded. I personally obtained the zip binaries for Windows.

The down side, uninstall is simply a script to deltree the folders you've created. However, JDK may not react properly to msiexec /uninstall, so that is remaining portion of your installer.
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1. Open Eclipse.zip
2. Copy the “Eclipse” folder to C:\Program Files
3. Add a link to C:\ProgramFiles\Eclipse\eclipse3.\Eclipse3.7.lnk to the “All Programs” menu
4. Make sure Java JDK 1.6.29 is installed
5. Make sure the JAVA_HOME environment variable points to the Java JDK directory
6. Make sure the Path environment variable includes the “bin” directory from the Java JDK
7. You might need to reboot Windows
8. Run the Eclipse3.7 link from the “All Programs” menu, Eclipse should start
9. If it gives an error about Java being missing, you need to ensure steps 4-7 were done correctly

The simplest way to do is to take empty 64 bit MSI and put all the upzip files and folders in it, create shortcut to program menu, and you good to go ..... i dont belive in writing VBS script simply when you uninstall the application it will leave the folder like that as it is in the Program Files.
When you create installer it will uninstall the application and very less chance that application will break. It will put all detal of the application in ARP (Add&RemoveProgram).

So guys ... use wise studio or Install Shield 2011 create empty MSI 64bit or 32bit depends on ur requierement.
I tested this application works perfectly OWSOOOOMGHJHJK
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1. Open Eclipse.zip
2. Copy the “Eclipse” folder to C:\Program Files
3. Add a link to C:\ProgramFiles\Eclipse\eclipse3.\Eclipse3.7.lnk to the “All Programs” menu
4. Make sure Java JDK 1.6.29 is installed
5. Make sure the JAVA_HOME environment variable points to the Java JDK directory
6. Make sure the Path environment variable includes the “bin” directory from the Java JDK
7. You might need to reboot Windows
8. Run the Eclipse3.7 link from the “All Programs” menu, Eclipse should start
9. If it gives an error about Java being missing, you need to ensure steps 4-7 were done correctly

The simplest way to do is to take empty 64 bit MSI and put all the upzip files and folders in it, create shortcut to program menu, and you good to go ..... i dont belive in writing VBS script simply when you uninstall the application it will leave the folder like that as it is in the Program Files.
When you create installer it will uninstall the application and very less chance that application will break. It will put all detal of the application in ARP (Add&RemoveProgram).

So guys ... use wise studio or Install Shield 2011 create empty MSI 64bit or 32bit depends on ur requierement.
I tested this application works perfectly OWSOOOOMGHJHJK
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Deployment Method Used: unspecified
Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
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The Java EE and BIRT edition of Eclipse 3.4.2 throws some wrinkles into the Wise Package Studio SetupCapture process. At the end of the capture and WSI file creation, Wise will generate an error indicating that some files could not be copied. This seems to be an erroneous error message (a compare of the install directory and the captured Wise directory proved to be identical), but a by-product of this is that the entries in the WiseSourcePath table were left pointing at "C:\" instead of the relative paths specified in the SetupCapture parameters. Changing these to relative paths starting with ".\" worked fine.

Note also that there is a Windows local path length limitation of 260 characters. I observed that at at least a couple of the paths in Eclipse exceeded 200 characters in length, pushing them very close to this limit. Copying the installer to a server, in a couple of cases, caused Windows to chop off the long file names and revert them to "8.3" format. If you use uncompressed files as your media type in Wise Package Studio for this repackage, I recommend getting a compare tool like Beyond Compare to verify that all the files made it safely from your original repackage source to the distribution server.
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If developers at your site use the ClearCase plugin with Eclipse, there is allegedly a bug that prevents the ClearCase SCM adapter from showing up in the Windows->Preferences->Team menu. To get around this bug, you need to include the \plugins\org.eclipse.sdk_3.4.2.v200902111700 directory from the "SDK" version of Eclipse. This enables the "Capabilities" preference which can in turn be used to enable the ClearCase adapter menu.

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