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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:13 am    Post subject: KiXforms deployment Reply with quote

How many have tried the HKCU regging with KiXforms? Does it work?

shawn; perhaps a simple MSI installer should be made.. so one can publish KiXforms via AD to get it rocking?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm...
maybe that simple msi Installer should also, if ever made, be included in the distribution, eh?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that's my vote too. This would make KiXforms available in companies in a very simple way. Just publish and it's there, without any administrative hassles or special requirements.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might want to play this utility here:

RegSvrEx

It works just like regsvr32, except it registers COM components into HKCU, instead of HKCR ... doesn't need special privs (afaik), you run it like this:

regsvrex /c c:\windows\system32\kixforms.dll

/c = current user

Give it a go and advise - make sure to unregister Kixforms first, before playing with (or use a fresh machine) ... of course, one would have to register this for each user using Kixforms. And it only works for Win2k and better (afaik).



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes but then you'd have to start meddling with checking if it's installed etc. A simple MSI that just runs regsvr32 /u and then copies the files and runs regsvr32 on it would be much simpler and easier to implement Very Happy Plus you can put the file under %WINDIR% where noone will mess with things.

btw; is it supported to reg under HKCU, will everything work guaranteed?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shawn, your link is some download link.
want to have some documentation before dling anything stupid.

masken. why don't you just reg it and see how it works.
clearly there is not so many that are interested in per user registeration that clear opinion base could be applied.

what comes to kf package, adding any "lameware" like msi stuff, is never good with a tool like this.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lonkero wrote:

what comes to kf package, adding any "lameware" like msi stuff, is never good with a tool like this.
You consider the tool that almost every software vendor in the world uses to package with is "lameware"? Wink

MSI is the only supported package type for automatic distribution via Active Directory, and is what all sysadmins around the world is left to when publishing software on their domains, if they're not buying additional solutions, like SMS for example (which also works with MSI-packages).

Providing the DLL in an MSI-package would be a VERY convenient way of making KiXforms available on client machines without administrative efforts and hand-made solutions, and would bring a larger crowd to KiXforms.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mats, so if I did publish a KF MSI package, would you be willing to test it for me (I dont have the AD where-with-all) ...

Just to summarize, all this package would need to do is copy kixforms.dll to system32 and regsvr32 it ? Anything else ? Does one have to monkey with any kinda of elevated priviledge stuff ?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shawn,
It should unregister the existing copy first.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will test it. They want our programs to be able to install and run with the least amount of local privileges as possible and installing as the current user would probably make them happy.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hrrr...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jooel, you know anything about MSI packaging ? Looking for a new challenge ?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can take a challenge.
but not sure we have...

ok, I can admit, I am not 100% against it.
once I get used to the idea of kixtart related stuff actually having an installer type of thing... sounds even good.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not sure it should be msi though. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MSI is the only way Wink

I can put it to test...
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