Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 (Express Edition)

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Create a share/folder to install dotnet 2

C:\>dir Z:\Shares\Kits\dotNetFrameworkV2.0\Kit
Volume in drive Z is Data1
Volume Serial Number is 48AC-99D2

Directory of Z:\Shares\Kits\dotNetFrameworkV2.0\Kit

13.01.2006 15:33 <DIR> .
13.01.2006 15:33 <DIR> ..
23.09.2005 09:55 23.510.720 dotnetfx.exe
13.01.2006 14:27 2.585.872 WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe
2 File(s) 26.096.592 bytes

Then install both with the following lines:

%KitPath%\WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe /quiet /passive /norestart

%KitPath%\dotnetfx.exe /q:a /c:"install /l /q"

Create a snd share/folder containing the following files

C:\>dir Z:\Shares\Kits\VB2005ExpressEdition\Kit
Volume in drive Z is Data1
Volume Serial Number is 48AC-99D2

Directory of Z:\Shares\Kits\VB2005ExpressEdition\Kit

21.03.2006 14:56 <DIR> .
21.03.2006 14:56 <DIR> ..
23.09.2005 15:16 26.344 baseline.dat
28.06.2005 10:52 746 BITS_Text.htm
14.09.2005 10:37 48.012 contents.htm
23.09.2005 04:48 42.496 CustomText.1033.dll
23.09.2005 01:06 766 deffactory.dat
23.09.2005 07:53 62.664 DeleteTemp.exe
23.09.2005 04:46 219.136 dlmgr.dll
14.07.2003 23:53 109.120 DWINTL20.DLL
12.09.2005 15:42 31.140 eula.1033.txt
14.09.2005 16:49 73.851 ExpressKnownIssues.htm
23.09.2005 04:47 932.352 ExpressUI.dll
23.09.2005 04:47 905.728 gencomp.dll
23.09.2005 04:46 159.744 HtmlLite.dll
28.06.2005 10:56 110 IA64block_text.htm
16.03.2004 13:41 1.704 ie6sp_help.htm
16.03.2004 13:51 326 ie6sp_text.htm
23.09.2005 01:06 13.098 LocData.ini
10.05.2005 17:16 43.944 logo.bmp
23.09.2005 00:46 548.864 msvcp80.dll
23.09.2005 00:44 626.688 msvcr80.dll
01.09.2005 19:27 3.486 readme.htm
23.09.2005 07:54 193.224 RebootStub.exe
23.09.2005 07:54 357.048 setup.exe
23.09.2005 01:06 68.154 setup.sdb
23.09.2005 04:46 1.443.840 setupres.dll
23.09.2005 04:47 1.520.640 SITSetup.dll
05.08.2005 13:29 1.743 TOC.HTM
13.05.2005 12:40 10.728 Troubleshoot_Guide.htm
23.09.2005 12:01 9.408.512 vbsetup.msi
23.09.2005 13:52 32.018.915 vbsetup1.cab
23.09.2005 04:47 556.544 vs70uimgr.dll
23.09.2005 04:48 514.560 vsbasereqs.dll
23.09.2005 04:47 780.800 vsscenario.dll
23.09.2005 04:47 1.057.280 vs_setup.dll
23.09.2005 01:06 2.106 vs_setup.pdi
08.04.2005 12:17 1.577 windows2000sp_help.htm
16.03.2004 13:49 326 windows2000sp_text.htm
16.03.2004 12:12 1.591 windows2003sp_help.htm
16.03.2004 13:49 326 windows2003sp_text.htm
08.11.2004 19:35 1.671 windowsXPsp_help.htm
16.03.2004 13:50 326 windowsXPsp_text.htm
41 File(s) 51.790.230 bytes

Now you can install VB EE 2005 with the following line

START /WAIT msiexec /i "%KitPath%\vbsetup.msi" /passive /norestart /log c:\temp\%SOFTWARE%.log

Has been tested on W2K and WXP
Setup Information:
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Platform(s): Windows
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My copy of the Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition installation media did not include "vbsetup.msi" and "vbsetup1.cab". I found these two files compressed inside a self-extracting archive named "ixpvb.exe". You can use 7-Zip to extract these files, or you can use the /T and /C command line switches to ixpvb.exe (see "ixpvb /?" for help). The MSI, when runs, silently installs Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition.

I also found another compressed MSI, vs_setup.MS_. Extract it with the command "expand vs_setup.MS_ vs_setup.MSI". Windows Installer returned an error when I tried to run this MSI directly.

The MSDN 2005 and SQL Server 2005 Express Edition installers were in the usual locations and required similar techniques to extract from their respective archives.
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Platform(s): Windows
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Copy the following files to your distribution point (share)

C:\>dir Z:\Shares\Kits\VB2005ExpressEdition\Kit
Volume in drive Z is Data1
Volume Serial Number is 48AC-99D2

Directory of Z:\Shares\Kits\VB2005ExpressEdition\Kit

21.03.2006 14:56 <DIR> .
21.03.2006 14:56 <DIR> ..
23.09.2005 15:16 26.344 baseline.dat
28.06.2005 10:52 746 BITS_Text.htm
14.09.2005 10:37 48.012 contents.htm
23.09.2005 04:48 42.496 CustomText.1033.dll
23.09.2005 01:06 766 deffactory.dat
23.09.2005 07:53 62.664 DeleteTemp.exe
23.09.2005 04:46 219.136 dlmgr.dll
14.07.2003 23:53 109.120 DWINTL20.DLL
12.09.2005 15:42 31.140 eula.1033.txt
14.09.2005 16:49 73.851 ExpressKnownIssues.htm
23.09.2005 04:47 932.352 ExpressUI.dll
23.09.2005 04:47 905.728 gencomp.dll
23.09.2005 04:46 159.744 HtmlLite.dll
28.06.2005 10:56 110 IA64block_text.htm
16.03.2004 13:41 1.704 ie6sp_help.htm
16.03.2004 13:51 326 ie6sp_text.htm
23.09.2005 01:06 13.098 LocData.ini
10.05.2005 17:16 43.944 logo.bmp
23.09.2005 00:46 548.864 msvcp80.dll
23.09.2005 00:44 626.688 msvcr80.dll
01.09.2005 19:27 3.486 readme.htm
23.09.2005 07:54 193.224 RebootStub.exe
23.09.2005 07:54 357.048 setup.exe
23.09.2005 01:06 68.154 setup.sdb
23.09.2005 04:46 1.443.840 setupres.dll
23.09.2005 04:47 1.520.640 SITSetup.dll
05.08.2005 13:29 1.743 TOC.HTM
13.05.2005 12:40 10.728 Troubleshoot_Guide.htm
23.09.2005 12:01 9.408.512 vbsetup.msi
23.09.2005 13:52 32.018.915 vbsetup1.cab
23.09.2005 04:47 556.544 vs70uimgr.dll
23.09.2005 04:48 514.560 vsbasereqs.dll
23.09.2005 04:47 780.800 vsscenario.dll
23.09.2005 04:47 1.057.280 vs_setup.dll
23.09.2005 01:06 2.106 vs_setup.pdi
08.04.2005 12:17 1.577 windows2000sp_help.htm
16.03.2004 13:49 326 windows2000sp_text.htm
16.03.2004 12:12 1.591 windows2003sp_help.htm
16.03.2004 13:49 326 windows2003sp_text.htm
08.11.2004 19:35 1.671 windowsXPsp_help.htm
16.03.2004 13:50 326 windowsXPsp_text.htm
41 File(s) 51.790.230 bytes
Setup Information:
Setup Type: unspecified
Deployment Method Used: unspecified
Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
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This is how I deployed this product using active directory:

Download and extract the .iso from microsoft's website, putting the contents into a new folder, name it appropriately. Look for a file in that folder called 'Ixpvb.exe'. This file is a self extracting archive, containing the msi for visual basic express and one other cab file. I used winrar to open 'Ixpvb.exe' and copied the 2 files inside (vbsetup.msi and vbsetup1.cab) into the folder with all the extracted files in it. The msi then deploys with no problem (I already had dotnet 2.0 deployed on my network) onto workstations.

It does not install sql server express, but does come with it (in a folder called \wcu\SSE within the folder you created), likewise with dotnet 2.0 if you do not have this installed (\wcu\dotNetFramework). I would presume that to have these install with vbexpress you would need to use something like 'installer design studio' to manually create a transform with all the possible installation settings for the extracted msi and then edit this transform to install these optional components as required.

James Clements
Setup Information:
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Deployment Method Used: unspecified
Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
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