MSiX the future of repackaging

When it comes to installing Windows applications, there are definitely some improvements that could be made from a user perspective. Those are exactly the kinds of improvements that MSiX aims to address. When a user installs an application, and then decides that they no longer want the application, it can be messy to get it removed, particularly if it is a third-party application that has its own rules. The same goes for automatic updates to the app. The first thing that MSiX tries to address is what is left behind by these applications once they are uninstalled. Often, users have [...]

MSiX for Windows 7

If you are considering using the Windows 7 handler for MSiX, this is your chance to get a head start. Keep in mind: The codebase is still in preview, hence not supported by Microsoft The current codebase is available on GitHub - Windows 7 handler for MSIX The preview currently includes a user interface that will process the extraction/unzipping of the MSiX Package. The Files will be unzipped to the VFS folder, add the application in the Add/Remove programs list and place a shortcut for the executable in the start menu. The xml uninstallation script will automatically be generated and [...]

By |2018-11-06T06:33:48+01:00november 5th, 2018|Application Virtualization, Application Virtualization (App-V), Packaging & Installation|Kommentarer lukket til MSiX for Windows 7

Silent install Java 8 Update 71 and 72 with SCCM

In my last post about silent / unattended installation of Java 8 Update 66, we followed the new guidelines for how to install Java 8 silently by Oracle. The problem with that method is that it works when you try to run your script locally with administrator privileges it will work fine, but when you run the same script through SCCM / Configuration Manager, it will fail. And just to confuse you even more, it will only fail for the 32-bit version of java, not the 64-bit, even though you use the exact same method. This problem have been reported [...]

December 18th: Unattended Java 8 update 66 installation

This is a request we often get from our customers as Oracle often updates Java. This blogpost takes the newest version of Java 8 as an example, and on this date (December 18th) it’s Java Version 8 Update 66. Through the different updates the installation method has changed, but the general idea is the same, so it should be possible to use this for the next updates of Java version 8. First off we want to obtain the newest version of Java, and in an offline installer version, we can get that from Oracle’s own site. Keep in mind that [...]

By |2017-08-22T10:00:01+01:00december 18th, 2015|Packaging & Installation|Kommentarer lukket til December 18th: Unattended Java 8 update 66 installation

Lenovo Laptop Bugs – System Update & Not Waking Up From Sleep Mode

Before we begin, I would like you to download this System Updater from Lenovo - you will have to use it later on: For Windows 7, Windows 8,  Windows 8.1 - [download id="242" format="1"]  For Windows 2000, XP and Vista - [download id="243" format="1"] If you recently bought a Lenovo computer or laptop, you might as well know some of these problems. Problem: Lenovo laptop won't wake up from sleep, there are driver problems & the Fn and CTRL are not working correctly. Let's start with the Fn & CTRL button. Most of you may have noticed that there is a problem [...]

SCSM2012: The data warehouse registration failed

If you get the error "The data warehouse registration failed", when you try to register Service Manager with a Service Manager Data Warehouse server, it's maybe caused by the data and time formats settings for the service account on the Data Warehouse Management Server. Go to the Data Warehouse Management Server and log on with the service account, then set the data and time formats to English (United States) and log off. On the Service Manager Management Server, try to register with Service Manager Data Warehouse again. Hopefully this modification has solved the problem.

Uninstall Microsoft Office 2007 applications with Configuration Manager

You can use several approaches when uninstalling Office 2007 applications. msiexec.exe /x {productcode} /qb Configure the setup.xml file and run setup with /unstall /config   Here are some examples of uninstall commands Office 2007 Visio Profesional: "\\Server\Microsoft Visio 2007\setup.exe" /uninstall VisPro /config .\VISPRO.WW\uninstall.xml Office 2007 Project Profesional: "\\Server\Microsoft Project 2007\setup.exe" /uninstall PrjPro /config .\PRJPRO.WW\uninstall.xml

By |2009-08-27T20:01:06+01:00august 27th, 2009|Packaging & Installation|10 Comments

MOC Lab Launcher Fixer for Windows 7

[download id="14"] 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: 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 [...]

Coretech Auto Install Warning – Freeware

DOWNLOAD REMOVED! Update: New version out. please look at : When we are deploying application to the user's computers, we sometimes want to warn them about what is happening. This is to prevent any complains about etc. "My Computer is slow", "Do i have Virus?" or similar complains that might occur when the computer slows down while installing. Therefore i have created this small utility. It can show a message, with a countdown, that all. This can be used in etc. Config Mgr Setups. for a guide of how to use it please read: Requirements: Windows XP / [...]

Install software after TS finishes, but as part of the deployment process.

I some times run into problems while installing SW as a part of my Task Sequence.. Now don’t get me wrong, most times the apply  software works like a charm, and everything is installed without a glitch. But every now and then,  a piece of software comes along that just won’t install as part of the TS. To name a couple of the more resent ones i encountered, there is Cisco VPN that has a tendency to cut the network connection for just a second during installation, making the TS fail, or Lenovo(IBM) Presentation Director,  that has to have an [...]

By |2009-02-05T16:14:04+01:00februar 5th, 2009|Packaging & Installation|9 Comments

Error 1603 when upgrading Softgrid 4.1.1 to Application Virtualization Management Server 4.5

During the upgrade of my Softgrid 4.1.1 server I encountered Error 1603. The reason for this error is a missing installation path to the existing softgrid version. In the SoftGrid-server-setup.txt you'll notice the lines (the setup file is found in the users \Local Settings\Temp folder). Open the file with Trace32.exe (found the Configuration Manager 2007 Toolkit), this allows you to monitor all activity in the log file in realtime. [2008-11-29 12:33:48] (3584:5960) INSTALLDIR: ``''. [2008-11-29 12:33:49] (3584:424) Returning VersionString `` (RTM)'' for ProductCode ``{A4A45785-926B-4805-8180-58D330D419DE}''. To fix the problem open registry, navigate to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Currentversion\Installer\Userdata\S-1-5-18\Product GUID\InstallProperties (you can also search for the [...]

By |2008-11-29T14:09:21+01:00november 29th, 2008|Application Virtualization (App-V), Packaging & Installation|Kommentarer lukket til Error 1603 when upgrading Softgrid 4.1.1 to Application Virtualization Management Server 4.5

Automated Windows Installer Properties from .INI (Embedded VBScript)

Download: [download#2#size#nohits] Have you ever needed the functionality to read the property values from an .ini file, every time a installation or repair is run? This small script created for Windows installer, will do the job. Purpose:   Automatically reads a ini file located in the MSI SOURCEDIR property. Each parameter in the ini file is read into the property that have the same name. ex. "DaysSerial"="0100000" line is read in to property named DaysSerial and setting the value to 0100000 System works both with "DaysSerial"="0100000" ini format, or DaysSerial=0100000 ini format. If you later change the ini file at the [...]