Microsoft Visio Viewer 2003

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Appears to work same was as visio viewer 2002(XP). Beware as with the office version, the visio viewer 2003 only works with 2k & higher, if you still have win9x, you will still have to keep your visio 2k/xp viewer around.

In order to install vv2k3 extract the msi from vviewer.exe which is found here.

run
"vviewer.msi /qn /m vviewer ACCEPTEULA=1 ASSOCIATE=1"

There are probably more complex/complete ways to install this, but this seems to work fine for me.
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I used ORCA and added the rows ACCEPTEULA=1 and ASSOCIATE=1 to the Property table. No problems at all.

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Even easier:

vviewer.exe /q /c:"msiexec.exe /i vviewer.msi /qb-! ACCEPTEULA=1 ASSOCIATE=1"
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To extract the MSI from the exe use the following 2 switches to define to folder & to extract only:

vviewer.exe /T:<Full Path> /C

i.e. c:\download\vviewer.exe /T:E:\VV_MSI /C

Once extracted then run msiexec to get an admin install:

msiexec /a <Full Path + MSI name>

i.e. msiexec /a E:\VV_MSI\VVIEWER.MSI


Then follow the setup to create the new package - this will add the ACCEPTEULA=1 and ASSOCIATE=1 properties for you.
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I created a package for AD GPO distribution using Install Shield. I added ACCEPTEULA=1 and ASSOCIATE=1 to the Property table. It works :)

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This works perfectly, there is no need to look for another way to do this imo.
Nice work.
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If you are set on using the Office 2003 Custom Installation Wizard from ORK you will have to Configure the Local Installation Source with a Product Key. Neither your Office keys will work, though. You will find the needed Product Key inside the msi's property table under PIDKEY. It's the same for all localized Versions.

On a side note: when grabbing the Setup and MSI from temp, wait a little for the CAB file to appear after starting vviewer.exe. You will get strange errors when you happen to miss that.
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We cannot get this .MSI to install by extension activation in Group Policy. I think it is buggy. We can get the 2002 version to work fine, but when we publish or assign Visio Viewer 2003 to users, the extensions for Visio files do not show up in AD and when users click on .VSD files nothing happens.

This happens whether or not we add the ASSOCIATE=1 property. If you use AD/GPO you can confirm this by showing properties of User Configuration > Software Settings > Software Installation. Click the File Extensions tab and note there are none even though you've add the 2003 MSI.

I'm too lazy to call MS about this, so we're just going to tell users to go to Add/Remove programs.
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just extract using winzip or other extractor and open msi (windows installer) add new keys in property table in setup editor ACCEPTEULA=1 and ASSOCIATE=1 save and run in quite mode

msiexec /i vviewer.msi /qb

it works (wise 6.01)
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"Setting the SETVISIO6EXTENSIONS will associate the Viewer with VSD, VST, and VSS documents. SETVISIO10EXTENSIONS will associate the Viewer with VDX, VTX, and VSX documents."

Also see this article
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I bypassed MS and just hacked the hell out of the MSI. I have now managed to create a package that will deploy through AD ;)

If anyone requires this package as it saves ALOT of time (especially in large organisations), please let me know.
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For me AcceptEULA = 1 did work.

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There are lots of ways to install this. Be careful because if you don't extract it first, it is not 100% silent. The extractions is still visible. That will generate support calls. You have to extract it to get it to go silent.

To deploy Visio Viewer 2003 with LANDesk, any of the following methods worked:

Method 1 - Extracting VVIEWER.EXE and using the MSI
1. First run this command:
vviwer.exe /C

When prompted enter a folder to extract the files to.

2. Copy the files to a package server.
3. Create an MSI distribution package that includes only the .cab file as an additional file.
4. Add the following commandline parameters:

ACCEPTEULA=1 ASSOCIATE=1

5. Deploy the MSI distribution package with a silent delivery method.

Method 2 - Extracting VVIEWER.EXE and using the Setup.exe and Setup.ini
Alternately the Setup.ini can be modified with these values.
1. First run vviwer.exe /C and extract the files to a folder.
2. Copy the files to a package server.
3. Open setup.ini
4. Uncomment out this line:

Display=none

5. Add the following two lines to the [Options] section:
ACCEPTEULA=1
ASSOCIATE=1

6. Create an executable distribution package. Include all files from the folder.

Method 3 - Using only the default exectuble VVIEWER.EXE
Warning: With this method the extraction is not silent
1. Create an executable distribution package.
2. Add the following to the command line parameters
/Q /C:"setup /q ACCEPTEULA=1 ASSOCIATE=1"
3. Deploy the distribution package

Method 4 - Extracting VVIEWER.EXE and using the MSI with a Transform
1. Follow the step from method 1.
2. Instead of adding command line parameters, use ORCA to create a transform file to set the following:
ACCEPTEULA=1
ASSOCIATE=1
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App-V (former SoftGrid) sequencing troubleshoot guide from Microsoft:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931987/en-us/

PLEASE NOTE: Visio Viewer 2003 is a plug-in for IE so you should sequence it like web-based application.

Find out more info about it in the latest Microsoft Application Virtualization Sequencing Guide
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We have IE shortcut in a bubble, and VisioViewer is installed on the base image.

To open .vsd files with sequenced IE you need to change the regkey:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VisioViewer.Viewer\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Application Virtualization Client\\sfttray.exe\" /launch \"Internet Explorer_b2 6.0.3790.3959.0\" \"%1\""

My problem was that every time I double clicked on a file an error message "Windows cannot find file..." and then IE started , and the file was opened.
TO solve this I deleted :

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VisioViewer.Viewer\shell\open\ddeexec]
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