MOC Lab Launcher Fixer for Windows 7

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Windows 7 has arrived, and everything is fine!
We only have one problem.

Many of the MOC Course Material is using the “Lab Launcher”.
The MSI for the “Lab Launcher” is not supported by Windows 7.
To Fix this problem a Hack/Edit of the MSI is needed.
Read this blog post for info about how to do it manually:

http://tfl09.blogspot.com/2009/08/windows-7-and-virtual-server.html

Big Thanks to Thomas Lee for the great tutorial!
 

I am facing the same problem as him a lot these days, and i usually did the Edit manually.
Therefore i decided to make a small utility that does the job for me!.

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Usage:

1. Extract all files to a folder on your harddrive

2. Open LabLauncherWin7Installer.exe

3. Open the MSI and the tool does the rest.

 

This version does the edit on the original file. I first created a version which copies it to a new file before changing it. Please tell me if you want that version instead.

The reason for changing it, was performance, since it takes a little while to copy the 200+mb msi file to the new name.

PLEASE NOTICE!
This is just a workaround, untill we get a better solution!
It is NOT supported by Microsoft

About the Author:

Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen

Twitter: @JakobGSvendsen

Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen is a Microsoft Cloud and Data Center Management MVP (http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx), Working as Global Lead Developer, Senior Consultant and Trainer at CTGlobal, where he is one of the driving forces in keeping CTGlobal a System Center Gold Partner and member of the System Center Alliance.

Since he started at Coretech in 2007, he has focused on Scripting and Development, primarily developing tools, extensions and scripts for the System Center Suite. His main area is Automation (including OMS/Azure Automation, Service Management Automation, PowerShell and Orchestrator). Another area is Windows Azure Pack / Azure Stack, where he does implementation, development, workshops and presentations. He is a world-wide renowned voice in the Automation field.

He is passionately devoted to the community, to which he contributes by being a moderator at TechNet and sharing his knowledge at http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/jgs

  • Co-founder: PowerShell User Group Denmark
  • Speaker at MMS 2016, Minneapolis (www.mmsmoa.com)
  • SCU Europe 2014, 2015, 2016 (www.systemcenteruniverse.ch)
  • Microsoft TechEd North America 2014, Houston
  • NIC 2012,2013,2014,2015, Oslo (www.nic.com)
  • Microsoft CampusDays 2011, 2013, Copenhagen
  • Microsoft TechDays 2015, Sweden (www.techdays.se)
  • Microsoft Partner Event: New in SC2012 SP1
  • User group meetings (PSUG.DK , SCUG.DK/BE/NO, AZMUG + more)
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer.
  • Microsoft Scripting Guys Forum Moderator

Main working areas:

  • Automation (Azure Automation, SMA, SCO)
  • Windows Azure Pack / Azure Stack
  • System CenterVisual Studio Team Services / Team Foundation Server
  • Development:C#.Net, VB.NET, VBScript, PowerShell, Service Manager, OpsMgr, ConfigMgr
  • Orchestrator
  • Windows Azure Pack / Azure Stack

Training:

  • Azure Automation
  • Service Management Automation
  • System Center Orchestrator
  • PowerShell, VBScript, C#.Net, VB.Net
  • Windows Azure Pack / Azure Stack Development Workshops

19 Comments

  1. marie rodley August 28, 2009 at 5:10 - Reply

    Excellent, thanks for that. Worked perfectly for me, now I can stay on Win7 to prep MCT courses.
    I love Win7.

  2. Andrews September 16, 2009 at 10:07 - Reply

    Great work! You saved me a lot of time. 😉 Thank you.

  3. kf November 10, 2009 at 6:29 - Reply

    By using this tool, do we still require VS to be installed in Windows 7? Or with VPC in Windows 7 that is enough?

    • Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen
      Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen November 10, 2009 at 10:22 - Reply

      Hello kf

      Unfortunately you will need to get VS installed.
      and you might still experience problems, in having VS running.

      Best Regards
      Jakob

  4. Barra December 15, 2009 at 11:37 - Reply

    How long it takes?
    coz i try it, but nothing happen til 1 hour running that tools.
    Before that, i try to edit manually. is it make a problem?

  5. Barend January 19, 2010 at 10:38 - Reply

    How about a version for Server 2008 X64 Please!!

  6. Jakob February 5, 2010 at 15:07 - Reply

    Barend:

    Have you tried it on Server 2008 X64 ?

    I dont see why it shouldnt work.

  7. nicferr February 7, 2010 at 11:33 - Reply

    Very useful. Thank you very much!!!!

  8. Barend April 17, 2010 at 12:40 - Reply

    I have tried it on Server 2008 R2 x64 without success, gives me a application stopped responding error on double clicking the app. Have tried Troubleshooting and running as Administrator….

  9. davtup April 27, 2010 at 11:23 - Reply

    Useful tool,
    Thanks very much!

  10. Tyler September 17, 2010 at 22:31 - Reply

    I’m getting the same error on server 2008 R2 x64 “LabLauncherWin7Installer has stopped working” I tried it anyways thinking the utility may have already done what it needed to do but the Virtual Server installation was a no go.
    Has a solution for this problem been figured out yet. It would be great to know since this would be a great tool for me.

  11. Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen
    Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen September 20, 2010 at 10:06 - Reply

    Hello Tyler and Barend

    I am sorry i have not tested it on Win 2008 R2 x64.
    I do not have one i can try it on atm. But if you cannot install Virtual server, there is not point in using this utility.
    This utility only removes the contraint in the MSI file, so that it can install. It cannot make virtual server work on Win2k8 R2 x64 🙁

    But please tell me if you have virtual server working, and i will try to make a version for it.

    Best regards
    Jakob

  12. karl February 12, 2011 at 19:48 - Reply

    Hi

    Is an interesting tool, but can’t download it, there is an error in the link.
    Can you help me to get it? Thanks.

  13. Michael April 26, 2011 at 11:30 - Reply

    Hi Jakob,
    trying to get the thing working on 64bit.
    I would like to use your tool, but the link is not working.
    Also there is no 64 bit version?
    Everything running fine (inculding VS 2005 R2 SP1 x64), but MOC does not install….
    Regards, Michael

    • Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen
      Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen April 28, 2011 at 9:05 - Reply

      Hello Michael and Karl

      I have tested the download link, and it works without problems.

      The tool is developed on windows 7 x64, where it is working without problems, though i have heard there is problems on win2k8 r2 x64, which i have not had time to test yet.

      I think the problem on winwk8 r2 is that the com object used for reading/changing the MSI is not available anymore.

  14. Eva May 6, 2011 at 14:48 - Reply

    Thanks so much!!!

    Cheers,

    Eva

  15. Zerihun February 2, 2012 at 9:16 - Reply

    I have run virtual server 2005 R2 on my computer the operating system is window 7
    I tried to run microsoft learing 6425 by Lab Launcher Fixer for Windows 7 the lab Launcher is working but I can’t run the Base files please tell me what I do

  16. Nilson Wagner January 5, 2013 at 18:20 - Reply

    Do you have updade for Windows 8?
    MOC Lab Launcher Fixer

    • Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen
      Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen January 7, 2013 at 9:12 - Reply

      Hello Nilson

      ACtually this tool only removed any conditions that check for OS version. Therefore it should work in windows 8 too.

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