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Confused about MST's...

I am trying to create an MST file to deploy the latest Sun JRE. Looking at the info on this website I see several recommended aproaches. Because I am deploying with GPO, I need to go the MSI/MST route.

Anyway, I see this...

Create the MST using the MST template inside WPS. Then do the following:

-Change AgreeToLicense to Yes
-Change IEXPLORER to 1
-Change MOZILLA to 1
-Change WEBSTARTICON to 0 - removes webstart icon on desktop
-Change SYSTRAY to 1 - (which is default) puts coffee cup icon in Systray when applets run
-Change JAVAUPDATE to 0 - stops users being prompted to update the JRE


My question is...where in the Installer Editor do I set the above parameters?

Also, in terms of JRE itself, I've seen about 3 or 4 different methods for installing it. One guy recommends a transform. another guy recommends an ISS file (I guess this is an answer file for InstallShield). Others use msiexec command line options. Can somebody give me a brief explanation of why one would go with one method over the other with JRE???

By the way, I've read the Wise for Newbies and various other beginner documents and am trying to piece all of this together. I'm very experienced with AD, scripting, and programming. But MSI/MST, Wise and all of this business really confuses me. Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted by: sejacru 15 years ago
Second Degree Blue Belt
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You can change these settings in the transform file. Just open the mst file and go to the setup editor. Here you see in the left of the screen the property page were you can change the settings.

If you want to deploy it through the AD, just make a transform file using wise package studio. Dont make changes in the msi itself, just make them in the transformfile and put them in the AD. The MST is applied to the MST and yoy have your changes.

And if you are a very experienced with the ad, as you told us, then it wouldnt be a problem.[:D]
Posted by: sixdoubleo 15 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
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Got it...

I totally forgot about the Setup Editor tab at the bottom. I remember seeing that before. Anyway, I have found where the parameters exist. They were all there and I changed the ones according to the post.

I saved the MST and it all deploys nicely with GP. Thanks for the help!



So if I understand this correctly, the purpose of Install Tailor is simply to create sort of an empty "template" MST file based on the specific application's MSI. From that template MST, you can then edit it with Install Editor and fine tune it?

Are there any cases where you would you ever use JUST the Install Tailor?

Thanks again...



ORIGINAL: sejacru

You can change these settings in the transform file. Just open the mst file and go to the setup editor. Here you see in the left of the screen the property page were you can change the settings.

If you want to deploy it through the AD, just make a transform file using wise package studio. Dont make changes in the msi itself, just make them in the transformfile and put them in the AD. The MST is applied to the MST and yoy have your changes.

And if you are a very experienced with the ad, as you told us, then it wouldnt be a problem.[:D]
Posted by: sejacru 15 years ago
Second Degree Blue Belt
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youre welcome,

So if I understand this correctly, the purpose of Install Tailor is simply to create sort of an empty "template" MST file based on the specific application's MSI. From that template MST, you can then edit it with Install Editor and fine tune it?

you got it

[link]http://www.wise.com/installtailor.asp?bhcp=1[/link]
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