Installing Network Protocols
Posted on 2004-09-07
I have searched EE and multiple forum sites for 20+ hours now and am coming up with nothing at all. I need a way to automate the installation of RASPPPOE in Windows 98/ME/2k using VB.NET and INF files. The protocol itself can be added manually through Network Neighborhood but I am trying to simplify everything for the end user - they click, say.. "Setup" and it handles everything else for the person automatically. I can create the connection once the protocol is installed but it's getting the protocol installed that is driving me insane.
Yes, the project is in .Net but I will be using the bootstrapper program to allow installation of the .Net framework if is needed so I can fully utilize any classes easily.
The protocol is stored in an .inf file (there are a couple of them) and they also have DLL's associated with them as well as two .sys files. I need to get this installed for the person and then I'll create the connection afterwards.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm beating my head against the wall on this one..