Jump to content

[Solved + Merged] Silent Installer Issues


ottuh
 Share

Recommended Posts

I know this thread has been marked and solved but all my testing says the general issue of SFX/Silent Installers is not. I have done about 8 integrations and I have not been able to get one single one to complete without errors. Basically I have about 20 silent installers and I can't them to all install properly. I just did one with v10 again and it worked the 1st time I tried.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I can confirm that in version 17 unless the installers are already made silent, with other software like SFXMaker 1.3, the installers won't run during first logon. Fortunately for me I made all the installers switchless, however the .msu's weren't, so those .msu's weren't installed.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Do you want the hive from a working image done with v10 or a failed image created with v17 or both?

Is it possible for me to go into the registry of the image and make a change to a particular entry like adding/deleting a switch, correcting a type or even adding an entire new entry? Will the image and the toolkit still work?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Attached. I found two directories named WinToolkit in the hives mounted, I've loaded them both (they're the same regarding silent installers however). Still awaiting your confirmation that this is what you wanted, I think 99% it is. :)

LE: Once again, my problem is that only the first .msu (no. 13 from that list) is installed, the other four (14-17) are not. :( As you can see all my silent installers are already made silent before adding them to WinToolkit, however from what I've read here other are having issues with installers that are made silent with switches in your app.

0.reg

1.reg

Edited by RicaNeaga
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks, ill have a look now. Just to confirm... silent installers work fine but anything else doesn't? Or is the problem just with MSU files?

Also no one has described what actually happens, does it skip the install? is the install not silent? any error messages?

EDIT: After the install there should be a '"WinKit_RunOnceLog.txt' in the System32 folder.

Edited by Legolash2o
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Uploaded that one also.

The thing that happens is that all those .msu pathes are showing up in the RunOnce interface, but on fastforward - in a matter of 1-2 seconds all. So clearly they're not beeing installed. It's a weird issue, hope you'll figure it out soon :)

LE: And yes, silent installers are installing just fine, but keep in mind I made them silent BEFORE adding them in WinToolkit, and NOT by switches through WinToolkit.

WinKit_RunOnceLog.txt

Edited by RicaNeaga
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome back :-)

At this point it's been awhile because I have been using v10 for all the SFX and v16 for most everything else so to give you good details I will need to run new a integration with 17. I will try and get to it today or would you prefer me to try it with v18?

Thanks, ill have a look now. Just to confirm... silent installers work fine but anything else doesn't? Or is the problem just with MSU files?

Also no one has described what actually happens, does it skip the install? is the install not silent? any error messages?

EDIT: After the install there should be a '"WinKit_RunOnceLog.txt' in the System32 folder.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

OK I am finishing tests with my other items and once I can confirm all is OK I will use v18 and give you some results

Might as well try 18 if you haven't started the process yet, however when it comes to SFX it won't make a difference. Thanks :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Rica... I think your right... I just looked at the list and failures and I think the MSU's that WinToolKIt handled all failed but the installers I or others created ran

Just out of curiosity: those installers made silent by switches through WinToolkit... were they installed, or skipped? Thanks :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

@compstuff Think you've got me wrong - I didn't mean those installers that were made silent (with let's say SFXMaker) prior to adding them to WinToolkit, I meant those that needed a silent switch / syntax, and you have to introduce that switch manually in WinToolkit, as Lego mentioned at no. 3. For me, the answers are:

1. YES;

2. NO;

3. Don't know, don't have any. But compstuff does, as I see from that list posted (mscodecpack, mbam etc). Curious for the answer :)

LE: For oguz the answer to 3 is NO, as I can see here.

Edited by RicaNeaga
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I thought I attached this last night but I was so tired I skipped it... it is actually the first error I see during the install timing and I do not have this with v10... every item in my list runs perfectly in v10

post-11313-0-09996100-1338294109_thumb.j

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Similar Content

    • By TRSyntax
      i posted a little batch code a while back on this thread. it was meant to step by step do as the tutorial instructed, nothing more. but as time went by and i created more and more installers i frequently found myself in need of a little extra in terms of options and possibilities. so i threw together a little more complicated batch code to take advantage of some free software to help with the job.
      some of what it offers:
      - installation or portable setup
      - x64 & x86 builds
      - manages it's own path in system PATH
      - two convenient entires in the extended context menu
      - default settings in ini file
      - config.txt templates in sections of ini file
      - predefined environment variables for config.txt templates
      - customized sfx modules and possibility to add as many as you'd like
      - upx compression of sfx modules before executable creation
      - 3 ways of selecting a RunProgram / ExecuteFile / AutoInstall
      > by passing it as a parameter to batch
      > by using templates and calling them with switches
      > by a switch that tells the batch to look for a config.txt in the target folder
      - either way the text in query will always be auto encoded to utf-8
      - can run verbose, or silent / hidden
      - can create all exe binaries from all jobs to one selected folder
      - can create a .md5 file along with the binary
      - but most importantly, i.m.o; the !compile.cmd batch and configuring
      it to hold all your other commands, 3d-party tools, compilers etc
      to work in pre/post sequence of making the sfx binary. if you get used
      to it compiling your software and creating a simple installer is done in a jiffy
      suggestions, are most welcome! you can read the help file here
      all files + my compressed project can be found here
    • By SMed79
      Hello,
       
      please can anyone repak K-lite codec pack Full found on : http://www.free-codecs.com/k_lite_codec_pack_download.htm
       
      - remove media player (MPC-HC) http://i.imgur.com/KANyN7b.png
      - remove Tools (codec tweak tool, mediainfo lite, graphstudionext) http://i.imgur.com/LJazJXo.png
      - don't create a start menu folder http://i.imgur.com/5jyZtjm.png
      - don't creat start menu shortcuts for codec configuration http://i.imgur.com/3pzRei1.png
      - don't show tray icons http://i.imgur.com/6hbXKWk.png
      - don't visit a website codec news http://i.imgur.com/MBDVxw3.png
      - perform preferrd lang config (1r lang: Arabic, 2d lang: French, 3d lang: English) http://i.imgur.com/OQ3Eefs.png
      - remove additional soft (adware) http://i.imgur.com/ewvgT3k.png
      - silent install.
       

       
      Thanks!
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
    • By eturk
      All the updates seem to be integrating OK, as Windows Update finds very few updates.
       
      BUT, all but one silent install is being skipped. Not even put into WinToolkit_Apps folder. 
       
      I've seen this question asked several times in other threads but no one is answering, thus a thread clearly markets with the issue.
       
      help?
       
      ----------------
      from the presets file:
       
      #Silent InstallsnVidia::-n -s;YES;436.79 MB;D:\Dell1520\Drivers\nVidia\setup.exe;Always InstalledSynaptics Touchpad::/Q;YES;775.47 KB;D:\Dell1520\Drivers\Synaptics\dpinst.exe;Always InstalledIntelPROSetWireless::/quiet /norestart;NO;69.21 MB;D:\Dell1520\Drivers\IntelWiFi\IntelPROSetWireless.msi;Always InstalledAnti-virus Microsoft Security Essentials::/s /runwgacheck;NO;10.72 MB;D:\Dell1520\Drivers\MSSecurityEssentials\mseinstall.exe;Always InstalledWindows Experience Updater::formal;NO;3.21 MB;D:\Dell1520\Drivers\WinSAT.exe;Always Installed (only winsat.exe makes it to WinToolkit_Apps folder)
    • By CHDevice
      The project is closed
    • By eveafterdark
      Hello everyone,
       
      maybe someone has been through that and has knowledge to share
       
      is there a .cab file for mseinstall.exe (microsoft security essentials)  so that I could add it to an offline  image using dism ?
      I did some searching but found none, so I guess there's no .cab or msu for it ... ?
       
      the other thing - I suppose I could add  the .exe to silent installers (with WinToolKit) but then I was wondering -  is it possible to add Definition Update for Microsoft Security Essentials KB2310138 (Definition 1.165.1048.0) ?

      it is the package windows wants to download for ms security essentials after a fresh install and of course I wouldn't like to download it everytime I make a fresh install.

      By "add" I mean add it to an offline image with dism, the same way I add e.g. IE11 or prerequsities for IE11. (the way I create my images is I first do things I can do using command line and for the rest I go for wintoolkit)
      First thought is it does not make any sense to add updates (virus def) while there is no program installed yet that could use these definitions.

      But let's say I did that, and then I go to Wintoolkit and add mse.exe (silent installer). Will it work ? I mean will the antivirus program use these definitions and updates itself without downloading them?

      I'll try to do that myself but if anyone tried this before, I'll be glad to hear some feedback
      Cheers,
      eveafterdark
×
×
  • Create New...