[wpkg-users] silent install for latest Autodesk products
mangoo at wpkg.org
Tue May 15 09:37:25 CEST 2007
Mark Nienberg schrieb:
> I'm working on rolling out Autodesk Revit Structure 2008, but I think this will apply
> to all of the current Autodesk Autocad and Revit versions. It seems Autodesk is
> using a different install program now. I think they used to use Installshield?
> Maybe this new thing is their own invention.
> The install is a two step process, like always. First create a deployment on your
> network, then run a setup program on each workstation. The setup program is a front
> end for various msi files that do the actual installation. It checks for
> prerequisites and sets some parameters.
> In my testing with WPKG I could not get a successful installation. WPKG starts the
> "setup.exe", and the setup eventually runs the msi to install the program, but then
> WPKG looks for and fails to find the uninstall string and reports that the
> installation failed. Meanwhile setup is still running (I think) apparently calling
> other programs to do some final configuration, which may be when the uninstall
> program is actually configured. In any event, it seems like a timing problem, where
> WPKG doesn't wait long enough before doing the "check", or more likely, setup
> indicates that it is finished when it really isn't.
> I've kind of worked around it, but it is ugly. Does anyone have any experience with
> this or any insight?
It looks like you have to find which components take longer to install,
and make a slight pause?
Something like "ping -c 30 127.0.0.1 >nul" to make a 30 sec. pause.
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