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Using a blank .mst template, Below mentioned are the changes made...

1) Edit the INSTALLCMD property to be:

"/noqp /notip /noc4u /nopredefinedjobs /autoinstall"

Wherein ....
/noqp = no quickpick icon in system tray
/notip = no tip of the day
/noc4u = don't check for updates
/nopredefinedjobs = no predefined sample jobs in the Winzip menu

NOTE that /autoinstall has to be the last switch

2) I then added the license file (winzip.wzmul) to the package under C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Winzip\

3) Also made changes to the following properties:

a) ADDDESKTOPICON=0 (Disable the WinZip Desktop icon to the user's desktop)
b) ADDMENUGROUP=1 (Add a WinZip Menu Group item to... Start-> All Programs -> WinZip for each user )
c) ADDSTARTMENU=0 (Disable WinZip to the top of each user's Start Menu)
d) ALLUSERS=1 (per Machine)
e) Accept=Yes (Accept EULA)
f) SHOW_WEBPAGE=0 ( Disable "Why Did I Uninstall" webpage during uninstall )
g) ARPNOMODIFY=1 (Disable Modify button in ARP)
h) ARPNOREMOVE=1 (Disable Remove button in ARP)

Deployed MSI+MST and the installation works just fine...
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Information from http://www.winzip.com/xsiteins.htm:

How do I customize the silent installation of WinZip?

Here are some switches you can use with /autoinstall:

prevent WinZip from including the WinZip Quick Pick icon in the taskbar tray
"N:\program files\winzip\winzip32.exe" /noqp /autoinstall
prevent the "Check for Update" function from running
"N:\program files\winzip\winzip32.exe" /noc4u /autoinstall
prevent the "Tip of the Day" from displaying
"N:\program files\winzip\winzip32.exe" /notip /autoinstall
prevent the pre-configured WinZip jobs from being installed
"N:\program files\winzip\winzip32.exe" /nopredefinedjobs /autoinstall
prevent the "permission to run" dialog from appearing when running WinZip jobs **
"N:\program files\winzip\winzip32.exe" /nojobrunprompt /autoinstall
prevent WinZip from including the WinZip icon on the desktop
"N:\program files\winzip\winzip32.exe" /nodesktop /autoinstall
prevent WinZip from including the WinZip icon at the top of the Start menu
"N:\program files\winzip\winzip32.exe" /nostartmenu /autoinstall
prevent WinZip from creating a WinZip program group and icons
"N:\program files\winzip\winzip32.exe" /nomenugroup /autoinstall
set an association with WinZip for the extension that you specified. In this case, ".ccc"
"N:\program files\winzip\winzip32.exe" /altext "ccc"

**Be sure to consider the security implications of allowing your users to automatically run WinZip Job files before installing with this parameter.

You may use any combination, or all, of these switches.

Please note that when using multiple switches, they must be in the order displayed below.

* /noqp
* /noc4u
* /notip
* /nopredefinedjobs
* /nojobrunprompt
* /nodesktop
* /nostartmenu
* /nomenugroup
* /altext "xxx"

For example, if you want to customize your installation to have no WinZip Quick Pick icon, no WinZip desktop icon and no WinZip icon in the start menu, you would issue this command:

"N:\program files\winzip\winzip32.exe" /noqp /nodesktop /nostartmenu /autoinstall
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It appears that when we turn off AutoUpdates through the user interface, the following key gets set:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\UpdateCheck\AutoMode = 0

I also noticed that this key removes the update check tickboxes entirely from the Misc options tab:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\UpdateCheck\NoUpdateChecking = 1

According to WinZip support:

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The NoUpdateChecking string set to "1" will over ride any earlier configurations or string values.

To make sure that this gets set for all users you may need to either export the string value to each users registry. Alternately, if you will edit winzip120.msi or your custom MSI file if you purchased a backup CD (ask me about this if you didn't - it makes applying the new license much easier), you could delete the Software\Nico Mak Computing key for all users, install the upgrade, and the string value will be automatically propagated to each user when they first run WinZip.

For customization information, please see our web page at
http://www.winzip.com/xmsicust.htm.
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We're going to just create a .adm file so that we can control this via Group Policy.
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I was having a problem within LANDesk creating a policy that would uninstall and then reinstall the product. What I finally found to work was the following for uninstallation of the product:

%pth%\pskill.exe -t wzqkpick.exe
c:\program files\winzip winzip32.exe /uninstallx
msiexec /qn /x "{Product code}"

The machine must then be rebooted before the install policy can be run again. If you want the full text of our instal.bat used to automate the LANDesk Install/Uninstall using Vulscan as the delivery agent let me know.

Good luck guys!
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Another property worth changing for silent installations is RUNWINZIP, which by default is set to 1 and means the application pops up post-install. By setting ths to 0 you can prevent this behaviour.

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Here is a basic .adm file I created to stop Automatic Updates.

CLASS USER
CATEGORY !!Header
CATEGORY "WinZip 12"
CATEGORY "Configuration"

CATEGORY "Miscellaneous"
CATEGORY "Check for Updates"

POLICY "Check for Updates automatically"
KEYNAME "Software\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\UpdateCheck"
EXPLAIN !!ExplainAutoMode
VALUENAME "AutoMode"
VALUEON 1
VALUEOFF 0
END POLICY

POLICY "Remove Check for Updates interface from WinZip"
KEYNAME "Software\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\UpdateCheck"
EXPLAIN !!ExplainNoUpdateChecking
VALUENAME "NoUpdateChecking"
VALUEON 1
VALUEOFF 0
END POLICY

END CATEGORY


CATEGORY "Notifications"

POLICY "Do not show 'Add Complete' notification"
KEYNAME "Software\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\Caution"
EXPLAIN !!ExplainAddComplete
VALUENAME "AddComplete"
VALUEON 0
VALUEOFF 1
END POLICY

END CATEGORY
END CATEGORY


END CATEGORY
END CATEGORY


END CATEGORY

[strings]
Header= "Custom Policies"
ExplainAutoMode="When you disable the policy, WinZip will not check for updates.\n\nWhen enabled, WinZip will check for updates.\n\nIf you wish to check for updates, the 'Remove Check for Updates interface from WinZip' must be disabled as that is a global setting overriding this one."
ExplainNoUpdateChecking="When you enable the policy, the Check for Updates interface will be removed from the Micellaneous tab and Help > Check for Update.\n\nThis setting, when enabled, overrides all other 'Check for Update' settings."
ExplainAddComplete="Enabling this policy will stop users from seeing a 'Add Complete' notification when they create a new zip file'
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