Kelsenellenelvian Posted January 31, 2009 Share Posted January 31, 2009 Windows Post-Install Wizard (WPI for short) is a hypertext application designed for giving users choice. While Windows XP offers many ways of customizing the setup process out of the box, its major drawback is the lack of being able to select which applications an end user may install. In the past, end users and administrators needed to either download the files manually, or create overly complex scripts that could only be used once. WPI allows you to create one image, which can then be custom configured, and optionally, automated, so that end users can install any applications.WPI is a simple to use automation program for the choice and installation of multiple programs, tweaks and scripts. No longer will you need a dozen CD's or more when doing a fresh Installation. No longer will you need multiple files when you are servicing another PC. With Windows Post-Install Wizard all that you will need is 1 or 2 CD\DVD's to fully install your PC with all of your apps, scripts, registry files or tweaks. Instead of having to re-download those apps like adobe reader, flash or updates to programs you can have them all on one disk. With WPI you can have all of them all on one disk and then have a nice interface for selecting which apps to install and after configured properly WPI will install all of them without any needed input from you. WPI also and is commonly used added to your windows installation disks. This way you can automate the complete process of Windows and program installations.With your typical setup of WPI you have your OS and all of the apps, tweaks and such on one disk. After windows installs, WPI kicks in and you are given a selection of everything you have configured WPI with, then you can select the ones you want or simply let the timer run out and your default apps will install.Highlights of the newest version!v7.5.0 Updates - Released April 30th, 2009========================================================================* Fixed bug that when starting with no config file, the first entrywould cause an error in the grid.* Finally got the xGrid and xWindows to work together to show thealternating colors for each line.* Fixed bug when add new Config entry it always asked if want to updateall UIDs even though it is brand new.* Added function isUserName()Usage: isUserName("Joe User")Returns: true or false* Added function isComputerName()Usage: isComputerName("Accounting")Returns: true or false* Added function isUserDomain()Usage: isUserDomain("Workgroup")Returns: true or falseNote: If not on a real network, domain will be the same as computer name.* Added function isLogOnServer()Usage: isLogOnServer("\\Server1")Returns: true or falseNotes and ExtrasSuggested disk folder layout:With the above folder layout all your config entries should read like:["%wpipath%\Install\Blah.exe" /switch]Here is a small tutorial on how to add an app to WPI!Ok this is a sample (Very simple) configuration for CCleaner (A.K.A Crap Cleaner) This assumes you have all of the WPI files either in the WPI folder at the root of your Windows cd or all of the WPI folders (Common, Graphics, WPIScripts, Tools, Install and Themes) and the file WPI.hta at the root of your cd.Remember this is just the most basic and required entries for a program!1. Download the app and place it in the WPI\Install Folder. (CCleaner.exe in this example) 2. Run WPI.hta and click on the Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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