Hello all,

Anyone come across applications before that will not let you package them. I have found these are usually slightly older installations- I am packagine Apps for Desktop WinXP migration.

I have one at the moment that I have tried using WPS5.1 to create Snapshot, Snapshot with Smart Mon, Smart mon. and also an Altiris Rapid Install and all of these fail when executing the app after install. I have also used the sharepoint and local Repackage.ini files. I have even just included the merge modules and this still fails with the same error each time.

Unfortunately even when you try and run the original install silently this fails. Has anyone experienced this kind of thing before?? Does anyone have any suggestions ideas??

I almost to the point of trying to right a VBScript that will run send keys function so we can make the install silent.

Thanks greatly to any replies in advance!!
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I have found a workaround to my orginal post issue.


This link has helped we to resolve an unattended installation for the application that would not let me package it.

Thanks all.
Answered 11/01/2004 by: Jim101
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I'm glad you found an answer, but you don't have to resort to using VB for sending keys to another app.

I used Wise to automate button and radio group clicks for some Adobe installers (pre-MSI) using API calls.

I have sample code at www.dragonsoftru.com in the Wise Scripts section. Search by author (Sean Roberts) and look for code entitled: Click External Button.

Essentially, I use FindWindow and FindWindowEx to get handles to buttons (or other controls). Once I have the handle, I can send messages to them...


- Sean Roberts

P.S. If you need to emulate keyboard input, look in the same section for my sample called: Send Key.
Answered 11/01/2004 by: sean_c_roberts
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