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Hi!

Im trying to put together a script to install some programs unattended. These programs use the windows installer and MSI packages to install themselves. I know I can specify .ini-file containt a lot of parameters I want to set, but what I don't know is to find out what parameters corresponds to a certain alternative in the installation process. Does someone know how to find out this?
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What I've done in the past is use the Custom Installation Wizard from the Microsoft Office Resource Kit and use that to modify MSI files. It works well on Microsoft as well as other products. :) It's not perfect, but you might find options you haven't seen before.
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Yeah I've tested that also, when you create a .MST-file with all your option. But if I get i right it still is static, you cannot (easily) modify the MST-file on the fly. Or can you?
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No, you can go ahead and edit the MST file. In fact, once you have the MST file you can modify the existing parameters by opening it up in notepad and changing what you want.
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by:mannie
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Okey.. Still not what i'm looking for.. Im searching some sort of rererence (preferably not developer reference) how to aquire the format of the .ini-file and how to find out which option in the installations process is linked to which variable in the .ini-file...
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Then your very best option might be to use something like WISE Installer. Short of using a powerful software utility such as that, you would most likely need to contact the developers of the software.
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I've "solved" it with using the ONC Msi package wizard.. Not exaclty what I was looking for, but close enough
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