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Chimps with Keyboards Homepage http://www.
28 May 2004 2:53:23pm
ChimpInstall is an application to create and edit Microsoft Installer (msi) files. The main project goal is to provide developers with an Open Source tool that can be used instead of the expensive commercial tools that are available.

The project is currently working towards the first usable version, which will take MSI files created by the installer for Visual Studio and allow upgrades to be created for these files. This means that all of the tables in the database which are relevant to the task need to be imported, exported, loaded and saved. After this goal has been met the ability to create install files from scratch will be added and the GUI extended to allow the information contained in the installer to be modified.

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Install Assistant http://installassistant.
26 June 2003 2:41:50pm
Welcome to the homepage of Install Assistant (IA). IA acts as a "wrapper" for your installation; it handles the updating of any system files your installation may require, and allows you to build a customized "splash" screen you can display before running setup. It is written in C, and can be run on any Win32 version - Windows 95, 98, Me, NT4, 2000, and XP. IA (used to be named "VB Setup Wrapper") is postcard-ware.
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Reggie - An alternative to
Microsoft's RegSvr32.exe (and
27 March 2003 4:42:02pm
Reggie will help you with all of your COM module registration needs...

Unlike RegSvr32 and RegTLib, it does not totally suck -- it gives you actual, developer-friendly error messages when things go wrong, and it even returns failed error codes back to the shell, for use in your own installation kits and batch files.

Reggie is free software, you're free to modify it and redistribute it however you like. Full source code is included. And at only 12kb, it's painless to ship!

Reggie supports the following file types:

  • COM server modules (*.dll; *.ocx; *.exe)
  • OLE type libraries (*.tlb)
  • ATL registry scripts (*.rgs)

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Unattended, A Windows
deployment system
sourceforge.net/OK when tested at 6 Apr 2014
26 February 2005 9:14:23am
This is a system for fully automating the installation of Windows 2000 Professional and Server, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003.

Also an alternative approach to "RIS" building.

Installation Switches for
Windows Apps
installers.phpOK when tested at 6 Apr 2014
26 February 2005 9:16:39am
The goal of this document is to collect instructions for performing unattended/silent installations of many popular Windows applications. Such instructions are useful for automating these installations.

Here, we are interested not only in performing unattended installations, but also in waiting for those installations to finish and suppressing any reboot they might want to perform. This is necessary for reliably installing multiple applications.

Windows Compatibility Mode http://kadaitcha.cx/
compatibility.htmlOK when tested at 6 Apr 2014
22 March 2005 4:39:02pm
CmdAsUser.EXE http://www.pluralsight.
com/books/pws/samples.htmOK when tested at 6 Apr 2014 (HTML page dated Tue, 09 Mar 2010 23:49:16 GMT)
19 February 2006 10:16:36am
The cmdasuser command line tool allows you to launch an interactive command shell running as a specific security principal. Any programs you launch from this command shell will inherit the identity of the command shell's security principal, so you can use this shell to run arbitrary applications under alternate crednetials, without having to log out and log back in.

A special case allows you to run a command shell under the "LocalSystem" account. This is useful for testing MSI installs etc (specify ALLUSERS=1).

A complete listing of all URLS is available if you are having trouble locating a URL.


About these Bookmarks

These bookmarks are of subjects or products I find useful (or think I may in the future). I never link to a site as a pre-condition for them linking to me! As I use Windows I am mainly interested in software for this operating system. Where good free software exists I generally only list the free software (I list some shareware and even some commercial software where it is exceptional).

If you have some completely free software (no adware and without timeouts or major restrictions) which you would like listed then please email me:

  1. The URL (direct to resource's page) - not to the download.
  2. A proposed category (existing one if possible)
  3. A short description
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