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want to run few commands on client end using startup script or logon script. but running batch files has been denied by antivirus software. how can I package batch file and deploy it to client using AD.

If I can find a solution to packge with msi using Microsoft tool I can complete other things.

Thank You.
Janaka.
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by:tmwest
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Can you run other types of files; .vbs, .cmd, .exe?  Can you just add an exception to your virus scan application to allow this bat file to run?
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no can't modify policy right now. so only option is making a msi and deploy. let me know how can I make a msi including a bat file.
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Use MakeMSI from http://www.softpedia.com/get/Authoring-tools/Setup-creators/MAKEMSI.shtml

After that I'm pretty sure your AntiVir will still abort the execution of the bat, since it uses a file system driver (which you can view by invoking fltmc in a cmd window).
So don't put the .bat inside the MSI but a compiled .exe of the bat.
You can compile the .bat with http://www.abyssmedia.com/quickbfc/

Hope that helps.
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I am thinking not to go with bat file and instead use existing setup.exe file and do a msi package.

I installed makemsi software but I have no Idea how I can package setup.exe in to a msi file using this tool. also I want to pass a parameter to same exe.
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You can execute tasks using the Custom Actions in MSI or MST.

You can find more details about Custom Actions here -> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa368066%28v=VS.85%29.aspx
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@Sajen Jose
I've gone through the msdn that you have provided but it was very difficult task for me to find exat sytax to set custom action for my msi file.
my MSI file contains 3 files (x,y,z) and it will be exracted to program files\company\product folder at the execution. What I want to do is execute one of extracted file with parameter. below is sample how it works when run from command prompt.
 file x /parameter1=file y

please let me how I can modify msi table to acheive above task.

Thank you,
Janaka
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Hi ,

The following two videos should give you some pointers on how to create a Custom Action using Wise or Installsheild.

Using Wise:
http://www.appdeploy.com/video/ca-wps.asp

Using Installsheild
http://www.appdeploy.com/video/ca-ias.asp

Custom Actions can also be created using Orca which is freely available. A tutorial on the same is given here - http://bonemanblog.blogspot.com/2005/10/custom-action-tutorial-part-i-custom.html
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