I repackaged Winzip9.0 with Wise Installer Editor. We do not want the winzip quickpick to be autoloaded in the system tray so that is removed, as well as desktop shortcut.

Here is the problem. When I try to push 9.0 via Active Directory and a Group Policy, it seems to only be installing the application as an advertisment only. Once the first user logs on, zip files are not actually associated with anything. They have to trip Winzip from the startmenu shortcut to cause a self-heal, and install/register all the missing components.

I am not just talking about HKCU keys needing repair, but initially the Winzip Program files folder only contains 4 chm files. After the shortcut is tripped, then all the dll's and exe's are there.

So one thing I tried was before I did my setup capture in Wise, I changed the setting from "scan advertising info into advertising tables" to "scan to both tables and registry" and then even "leave in registry". But even when there are no advertising options on the packages Components tab, the initiall install still doesn't copy down the exes and dlls and such.

If we leave the quickpick in the systemtray, then the first logon trips this shortcut which repairs winzip properly. Zips are then properly assiciated. But we don't want that quickpick. I tried writing vbscripts to simply cause a repair of the package, but the repair keeps adding this repair script to the runonce key (or startup folder)......... just a continous repair loop then.

I don't know why Winzip, which is installed on virtually every pc in the universe, is giving me so much trouble!!

I am sure I am missing something simple because winzip shouldn't be this tough. How do I get the MSI to install all the files and registry keys initially like every other package I create????

Thanks for your help
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Hi radeon,

How are you assigning the package in the GPO? Assigning to user or computer??
Answered 10/24/2005 by: artiahc_elay
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I am assigning to Computer.
Thanks for the idea though.
Answered 10/24/2005 by: radeon7500
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I had to deploy, so just packaged WinZip 9.0 w/o Quick Pick in one package, then "chased" the GPO install with a second small package that adds "msiexec /fam {GUID FOR WINZIP}" to the runonce key. Then it repairs Winzip initially thus registering .zip extensions, etc.

Ugly, stupid, but works.
Answered 10/26/2005 by: radeon7500
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