Remote Installation on a disconnected network

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  1. gmonroe2

    gmonroe2 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Good site with tons of info. Thanks!

    I'm definitely a noob to eset and really to remotely installing av software...

    I've read manuals/forums/searches but cannot find any specific answers so I apologize in advance if i just missed it.

    I am trying to setup an unattended package for a client who has many remote locations. Many locations (150+) never connect to the central office over a VPN so most of the Push Installation stuff doesn't work.

    I have tried to do it using the "via email" option but that only contains einstaller and thus cannot complete the installation.

    I just want to setup a package with a config file and installer that I can simply put on a website/mirror and have users download the installation and not have to mess with settings.

    I read somewhere that I could just rename my package from .nip to .exe but then i would still need to run it from a command line with the silent switch for vista/win7 clients. My users are not that sophisticated... :)

    Any Ideas how to handle this remote installation?
     
  2. gmonroe2

    gmonroe2 Registered Member

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    not sure whether my situation is unique or my question was dumb; but just in case someone else ever runs across this I just created a custom install script with inno setup. Might not be the most elegant solution but it seems to work ok.

    here's my script:


    Code:
    ; Script generated by the Inno Setup Script Wizard.
    ; SEE THE DOCUMENTATION FOR DETAILS ON CREATING INNO SETUP SCRIPT FILES!
    
    [Setup]
    ; NOTE: The value of AppId uniquely identifies this application.
    ; Do not use the same AppId value in installers for other applications.
    ; (To generate a new GUID, click Tools | Generate GUID inside the IDE.)
    AppId={{62554A90-3161-478E-8E56-E1A8F9ECDF60}
    AppName=ESET_Installer
    AppVersion=1.5
    ;AppVerName=ESET_Installer 1.5
    AppPublisher=Example, Inc.
    AppPublisherURL=http://www.example.com/
    AppSupportURL=http://www.example.com/
    AppUpdatesURL=http://www.example.com/
    CreateAppDir=no
    OutputBaseFilename=setup
    Compression=lzma
    SolidCompression=yes
    
    [Languages]
    Name: "english"; MessagesFile: "compiler:Default.isl"
    
    [Files]
    Source: "C:\Eset_Installer\package_nt32.exe"; DestDir: "{win}"; Flags: ignoreversion
    ; NOTE: Don't use "Flags: ignoreversion" on any shared system files
    
    [Run]
    Filename: "{win}\package_nt32.exe"; Parameters: "/qn REBOOT=""ReallySuppress"""
    
     
  3. Megachip

    Megachip Registered Member

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    Do it with an self executing archive.

    Insert the msi and a preconfigured cfg.xml.

    Code:
    Path=ESET\Install
    SavePath
    Setup=.\eavbe_nt32_deu.msi /qb /promptrestart
    Overwrite=1
    Title=a title
    Text
    {
    some blabla
    }
    
    Works fine here.
     
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