Anyone packaged HP Photosmart B109a-m drivers???

Hi all,

I have to package drivers for the above product but am struggling.

The source media consists of msi's, and lots of executables.
I have been able to run an automated install using the command line hpzsetup.exe -s. However, there is still a splash screen during the install.
The install seems quite complicated and the main exe calls at least 9 other programs(msi's) and about 20 other exe's with command lines that to me seem to indicate that they are installing drivers maybe.

For an easy way out I could just deploy the application using the "hpzsetup.exe -s", however I will have to script to remove shortcuts and to remove the "HP Software Update".
Also, I can't figure out a silent uninstall command line.

I am hesitant to snapshot this becuase msi's are called during setup and also from experience if the Vendor supplies an EXE to install drivers, it is better to use that EXE than using DPInst.exe or other tools.

Has anyone had to package drivers for this type of printer before and if so what did you do?

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Posted by: oreillyr 12 years ago
Fifth Degree Brown Belt
hey mark,
have you tried "/very silent" switch, was caught recently with switch dilemma, and /very silent worked
Posted by: Lucid 12 years ago
Purple Belt
If oreillyr's suggestion doesn't work for you, you might try ....uninst.exe /verysilent (very silent as one word)
Posted by: Lucid 12 years ago
Purple Belt
Are you wanting to install JUST the driver? Or all the software too? I'd assume that if you fire off those .EXEs and .MSIs manually one at a time on a test machine, sooner or later one of them should extract their contents to your Temp folder and contain just the driver files. And you're sure that if you plug in the device and check Microsoft Updates, there's no driver recognized and available there?
Posted by: mark_holland21 12 years ago
Fourth Degree Green Belt
I need more than just the drivers. I need the entire suite. There are 8/9 Products installed as part of the suite. Some of which I will be removing post install via script. Others which are needed in order to be able to scan/print with a GUI.

1. HP Photosmart B109a-m All-in-One Driver Software 14.0 Rel.62. HP Update3. HP Imaging Device Functions4. HP Photo Creations5. HP SmartWeb Printing6. HP Solution Center & Imaging Support Tools7. HP Customer Participation Program8. Shop for HP Supplies
There are 7 or so entries created in the Add/Remove Programs.

I've managed to isolate the uninstall strings from the registry for most of the products installed.
I just have to figure out if there is a silent switch that can be used with it.
Here's an example of one of the command lines -
HP Customer Participation Program
"C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\ExtCapUninstall\hpzscr01.exe -datfile hpqhsc01.dat -forcereboot

Thanks for your reply on this.
Looks like I'll have to battle on.
Posted by: anonymous_9363 12 years ago
Red Belt

Notwithstanding my latest response to your post on Symantec Connect, surely *this* is one part of the suite you can ignore?!?
Posted by: mark_holland21 12 years ago
Fourth Degree Green Belt
I agree, however, the silent install of the main exe installs this product, therefore I will need a way of removing it.
I have figured out silent command lines for most products so I'm getting there.
The only 2 I need now uninstall are HP SmartWeb Printing which plugs into IE and HP Photo Creations which has the following UninstallString

C:\Program Files\HP Photo Creations\uninst.exe

I have tried this with /s, /q, /silent, /quiet, -s, -q, -silent, -quiet but none of them seem to work.

I wonder if I could create a response file for this uninst.exe?

Anyway, I'm making progress, slow as it is! But I do agree that most of the products installed are not required ultimately. My problem is I can't seperate these out of the main exe as they are tied into it somehow.
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