(Open Source) PDFCreator

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Windows Installer (MSI)
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Note
Best way to create a custom install is to use the parameter /SAVEINF="PATH_TO_SAVE\filename.inf"

After that use the /LOADINF="PATH_TO_INF_FILE\filename.inf" to install that Package.
Is probably the best way to get rid of this Toolbar and that suggested search provider change.

Example:
=> Create custom INF-File:
PDFCreator-1_2_0_setup.exe /SAVEINF="PATH_TO_SAVE\filename.inf"

=> Install PDFCreator with custom INF-File:
PDFCreator-1_2_0_setup.exe /LOADINF="PATH_TO_INF_FILE\filename.inf" /ForceInstall /norestart /nocancel /SP- /silent

Example of filename.inf
=============================
[Setup]
Lang=english
Group=PDFCreator
NoIcons=0
SetupType=custom
Components=program,ghostscript,comsamples,helpfiles,helpfiles\english,helpfiles\german,languages,languages\english,languages\german
Tasks=winexplorer
Printername=PDFCreator
ServerInstallation=0
Win9xPrinterdriver=0
WinNtPrinterdriver=0
Win2k32bitPrinterdriver=0
Win2k64bitPrinterdriver=0
Toolbar=0
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Deployment Method Used: unspecified
Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
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Command Line
For PDFCreator 1.2.0 I used the following...

Run Parameters: /LOADINF="pdfcreator.inf" /VERYSILENT /FORCEINSTALL

Full Command Line: PDFCreator-
1_2_0_setup.exe /LOADINF="pdfcreator.inf" /VERYSILENT /FORCEINSTALL

We use kbox appliance, in which case zip up the installer and the inf file and choose "install manually with the above parameters.

inf file contents:

[Setup]
Lang=english
NoIcons=1
SetupType=custom
Components=program,ghostscript,languages,languages\english,languages\spanish
Tasks=
Printername=PDFCreator
ServerInstallation=0
Win9xPrinterdriver=0
WinNtPrinterdriver=0
Win2k32bitPrinterdriver=0
Win2k64bitPrinterdriver=0
Toolbar=
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Platform(s): Windows
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Note

If you want to disable the Auto Update function set the following Registry Value HKCU\Software\PDFCreator\Program,UpdateInterval to 0

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Command Line
To remove. You need to have the unins000.exe and uninstall.dat in the same folder. You do the following switch.

unins000.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

This will remove the software silently.
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1
Note

WIth version 1.5.0, I use multiple command line switches as documented here, like this:

  PDFCreator-1.5.0_setup.exe /SP- /SILENT /NOCANCEL /NORESTART /LOADINF="install.inf" /ForceInstall

The /ForceInstall parameter is to force the installation, so it won't stop and prompt the user whether to uninstall old versions.

Through trial and error, I discovered that /ForceInstall will not work if it is the first parameter on the command line. I didn't test all positions, but it works as expected as the last parameter.

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Command Line

PDFCreator-1_2_3_setup.exe /verysilent /f /norestart

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Script
Valid from version 2:
Disabling automatic updates via registry key:
Path: [HKEY_USERS \ .DEFAULT \ Software \ PDFCreator.net \ Settings \ Application Settings]
Key type: Reg_SZ
Key Name: UpdateInterval
Key value: Never

Thus, for each user in the registry path [HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ PDFCreator.net \ Settings \ Application Settings] is the key, "UpdateInterval" created with the value "Never".
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Deployment Difficulty: Somewhat Easy
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