13 December 2012

MSIEXEC parameters

Some time ago I wrote a few articles about administrative installation of LibreOffice on Windows. I have had quite a lot of feedback. Later there has come a wiki page on The Document Foundation wiki: Its called Deployment and Migration.

Nice but its still rather cumbersome to actually create a parameter string that works.

I have created a MSIEXEC parameter generator in a very simple spreadsheet. You can fill in the questionnaire and with a single click you get the complete string of parameters. There is not much error handling and evaluation so you can actually generate strings that doesn't work when you try to run it. But that might come later if any interest?

You can find the template with the macro on the extension website: http://templates.libreoffice.org/template-center/libreoffice-msi-generator . The template is waiting for approval currently, but I expect it to be approved shortly. Until the template gets approved you can get it from Dropbox here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9348527/LibreOffice_MSI.ots.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Its interesting that we seem to use the tools we have at hand. I would for instance have solved the task something like this:
http://jsbin.com/ehacev/1
(feel free to use it in any if you like)

Leif Lodahl said...

Hey thats cool.

Anonymous said...

Hello Leif,

I will be using an MSI file for silent installation of Libre office 4 and was wondering if there is a switch/option to suppress the right click> new> OpenDocument Text, OpenDocument Spreadsheet etc.

Leif Lodahl said...

@Anonymous: Well I'm not the Windows expert - specially not with the newer versions of Windows. It could actually be. But if not I'm sure you can adjust the registry setting in Windows.

But I don't have any concrete knowledge regarding that issue. Worth investigating though.