How to repackage Articulate Studio '13
The vendor provided media is an EXE and when extracted throws out InstallShield setup.exe and in a separate folder multiple MSIs under sub folders with the same name but only a few hundred KB in size and just one around 4 MB. None of them install the full product.
When using the extracted setup.exe, it stops and looks for data2.cab which doesn't exist and the setup has to be aborted. However, when using the vendor provided EXE which also embeds VC++ redistributable, it installs just fine.
I captured the installation using the vendor EXE and the two components work fine but the presenter, which is a Power Point plug-in, doesn't work. Upon launching the Presenter, it gives a splash screen and asks to click to launch the power point at which point, in different captures, I got different errors:
a)it either gets stuck in an infinite loop of self healing
b)says a compatible version of Office was not found, which is not the case since the application works fine on manual install.
If anyone has successfully packaged this application, please let me know, what is the best way to do it and if anyone encountered this issue, please let me know how it was resolved.
For repackaging have you tried snapshotting? Just run the setup and don't bother extracting or disassembling it.
It seems however you are more interested in getting the application silently installed. The vendor has a manual for that: http://www.articulate.com/support/presenter-13/how-to-silently-install-articulate-studio-13
Just ceate the answerfile and fire off the commandline with the argument in your favorite ESD solution.