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EDI Notepad 8.x Express (free version) deployment - Silent install of non-msi EDI Notepad Express 8.x

Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018 5:50:00 PM(UTC)
PeterG

PeterG

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EDI Notepad setup is compiled using InstallShield v7.0 and doesn't support unattended install. Also the package from vendor has 2 versions (Pro - paid & Express - Free) which you have to chose during setup which is not good way to use for mass deployment. One was is to record installshield install script which is what I have done here for you.

1. Download the software from EDI Notepad 8.x from CNET Download so you don't have to register just to get link from Liaison site. (EDI Package has pro and express version)

2. unpack the self extracting setup using "EDI_Notepad8_setup.exe /extract_all:C:\tempdir" to get all setup files. Include the attached .ISS files for installation and uninstallation.

3. to simplify copying all these files onto local pc, create self extracting package that will extract all these files into deployment directory locally onto target PC. (I use winrar or zip sfx and put them in C:\deployed\software\EDI_Notepad)

4. the setup will run from the local directory and use install.iss to apply pre-recorder clicks and selections making setup totally silent.

enjoy..
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support_files.zip (1kb) downloaded 440 time(s).
EDI Notepad 8.2.x Express2.zip (2kb) downloaded 1,319 time(s).
EDI Notepad 8.2.x ExpressDownload Package
Description1. unpacks self extracting file
2. installs EDI Notepad using InstallShield Recorded Script (install.iss)
3. updates registry to include Silent Uninstall script (uninstall.iss)
Final ActionNothing
Max. Duration15 min(s), 0 hour(s)
RescanYes
Steps
1. Check if Installed
TypeCondition
SuccessStop (Success)
FailureGo To Step 3
Conditions
Registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{66653A82-D409-4803-9918-836D52E24BAC} Version Has Value 8.%
2. extract package to asset
TypeInstaller
Return Codes 0,1641,3010,1000,2641,4010
SuccessGo To Next
FailureStop (Failure)
Command "{PackageShare}\installers\edi_notepad\deploy_edinotepad.exe" /s
3. Install EDI Notepad
TypeInstaller
Return Codes 0,1641,3010,1000,2641,4010
SuccessGo To Next
FailureStop (Failure)
Command "c:\deployed\software\EDI_Notepad\setup.exe" /s /f1c:\deployed\software\EDI_Notepad\install.iss
4. Update Uninstall Key to include silent
TypeCommand
Return Codes 0,1641,3010
SuccessStop (Success)
FailureStop (Failure)
Command Reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{66653A82-D409-4803-9918-836D52E24BAC}" /v "UninstallString" /t REG_SZ /d "\"C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{66653A82-D409-4803-9918-836D52E24BAC}\setup.exe\" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -uninst -removeonly -s /f1c:\deployed\Software\EDI_Notepad\uninstall.iss" /f
Esben.D
#1Esben.D Member Administration Posts: 2,037  
posted: 1/23/2018 3:51:45 PM(UTC)
Nice package. for people struggling with creating the self extracting setup, I created it and you can download it from google drive here: https://goo.gl/7kQKUy

The package would be even better if it extracted the files itself. Right now you need to extract the files on the target asset manually and then run the deployment.
PeterG
#2PeterG Member Original PosterPosts: 104  
posted: 1/23/2018 3:53:39 PM(UTC)
Agree.. i forgot to put 1 step.. to extract it.. i can update it..

realized after i uploaded..
Esben.D
#3Esben.D Member Administration Posts: 2,037  
posted: 1/23/2018 4:39:52 PM(UTC)
No problem. FYI to anyone trying to use the package, double check all the names and locations of the files are correct.

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