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Install Avery Wizard 4 silently (without Ask.com) and configure Office "trust"

05/10/2012 11400 views

Avery Wizard 4.0 comes packaged with Ask.com toolbar, which annoys the snot out of me professionally. I managed to extract just the Avery MSI, so the toolbar is no longer an issue. When I run the MSI now, even though I'm a local admin, it won't install for all users. To do that, I had to create a shortcut to msiexec /i avery.msi and "Run as Admin" on that shortcut. After it installs, it launches Word and displays a readme. Until you specifically trust Avery's software, it prompts you to enable macros every time word is launched. So:

  1. How can I install for all users without having to use the extra shortcut and "Run as Admin?"
  2. Presumably, /q will work to make the install silent.
  3. How do I prevent it from opening Word at the end of the install?
  4. Is there a scriptable way to add the Avery macro(s) to Word's trust list, preferably for all users?
Answer Summary:
msiexec.exe /i "Avery Wizard 4.0.msi" /qb ALLUSERS=1 I was able to trust the publisher by exporting the certificate and including it in our customized Office installer. If you wanted to do this on an existing Office install, you could use CERTMGR.exe to import the certificate.
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Regarding adding publisher to trusted - entry in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\TrustedPublisher\Certificates is responsible for that

Answered 11/28/2012 by: andrewz
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1. Running as System should handle the need for Run as Admin.

2. Yes, /q should make the install silent.  You can also try /qb or /qn.

3. To prevent it from opening Word, you may need to edit the MSI.  Try using ORCA.  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255905

4. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/deploy-your-word-macros-from-a-central-location-HA001087294.aspx

Answered 05/10/2012 by: philologist
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  • It actually was defaulting to only installing for the current user, but I did find the way (below)
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Through some trial and error, the line below did the trick. It seems that the quiet install (/qb) automatically skips launching Word

msiexec.exe /i "Avery Wizard 4.0.msi" /qb ALLUSERS=1

I was able to trust the publisher by exporting the certificate and including it in our customized Office installer. If you wanted to do this on an existing Office install, you could use CERTMGR.exe to import the certificate.

Answered 05/10/2012 by: astx813
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