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This one is a bit tricky.

It comes as 2 MSIs, but neither seemed to want to play nice in terms of a silent install. Not for me, anyway. Perhaps some MSI guru will know better?!?

I ended up doing the following:

1. Copy CD1's "assets" folder to a folder
2. Copy CD2's assets\Jolly2.cab to the same folder as Jolly1.cab
3. Msiexec /a [path]\Install.msi

You'll now have an Administrative install created.

I then created a transform using ORCA to get rid of the desktop and uninstall icons.

Now run with:
msiexec /i install.msi /qn /norestart
PIDKEY="your-licence-key-here"

The MSI also had the following variables which I set to 0 for my rollout. Probably not needed since I killed the desktop icons with the MST, but anyway..

AI_DESKTOP_SH=1 or 0 for desktop shortcuts or not
AI_QUICKLAUNCH_SH = 1 or 0 for quicklaunch shortcuts
AI_STARTUP_SH=1 or 0


Run that, and the program will install. However, that's not quite everything.

This program creates the licence key under %APPDATA%\Jolly Learning for the user which INSTALLS it. Meaning that anyone else running it gets a licence error. Handy.

I ended up writing a small AU3 which copies the lic file over to the user's appdata folder and then runs the exe passed to it as a parameter. Horribly kludgy, but there y'go.

I then replaced the shortcuts with ones which point to my compiled launcher app with the correct exe as a parameter.

If you need to get hold of the exes to create your own .ico files, they're stored in %systemroot%\installer\{blah} - right click the originals, select change icon and note the path.

Word of warning - the original exes are 16 bit ones, so I had to use ICOFX to extract them first.


All in all, a bit of a palaver... Still, gets there in the end :)


If anyone wants a copy of the installer or launcher script source, send me a message :)
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You can use the following in a batch file to recursively copy the license data file to all of the user directories including "public" and "default"

::WINDOWS_7
PUSHD "C:\Users"
FOR /F "tokens=*" %%G in ('dir /a:d-s /b') do (
 (IF NOT EXIST "%%G\AppData\Roaming\Jolly Learning" xcopy "%~dp0Jolly Learning" "%%G\AppData\Roaming\Jolly Learning" /E /C /Q /G /H /R /Y /I
))
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If using Windows XP replace {PUSHD "C:\Users"} with {PUSHD "C:\Documents & Settings"}

In an uninstall script use the following

::WINDOWS_7
PUSHD "C:\Users"
FOR /F "tokens=*" %%G in ('dir /a:d-s /b') do (
 (IF EXIST "%%G\AppData\Roaming\Jolly Learning" rmdir "%%G\AppData\Roaming\Jolly Learning" /Q /S
))
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Again if using Windows XP replace {PUSHD "C:\Users"} with {PUSHD "C:\Documents & Settings"}
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