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Re-Packaging Vendor Apps

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Posted 10 April 2001 - 15:25

Does anyone know of a program to un-compile vendor installs for the reason of customizing the install for a corporate environment.  I have been running into a problem with Apps with no support for silent install/uninstall in the setups.  And if it is supported, it is not customizable.  I know this is slowly fading out with MSI installs, but I still need to support Installshield 5 and 6, as well as Wise and so on...
Any Idea’s?  I support a corporation of 3000+ and NT4.0/2000 mixed environment.


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Posted 11 April 2001 - 00:14

Is the install wrapped in PFTW or similar?
Were the installs done in InstallShield 5 or 6?
If so and the Cab files are not password protected, you can use the ISCAB.exe utility in the:
C:\Program Files\InstallShield\InstallShield Professional 6.2\Program
Open Help_lib.chm for help on how to.

Other than that unless the "vendor" built their own API to access their stuff... I would not know how.