Sodium Cyanide

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  1. I would be very interested in an invite. sodiumcyanide[at]hotmail.com Thanks! I've been taken care of. Thanks a lot, Alsiladka!
  2. The .xml file never worked for me with CS2 so I did a whole AutoIt script, including timed GUI (60 seconds then autoinstall). There is a little trick in AutoIt that let's you enable disabled buttons, in my installer I just re-enable the grayed out "Remind me later" button and then use it. I could post it for you, but you will probably have to do some modifications.
  3. I've used PingPlotter before, and I highly recommend it.
  4. For bandwidth testing, BroadbandReports is my favorite.
  5. Nod32, although I like Kaspersky nearly as much.
  6. I believe booters/punters just crash the target client program. Pretty old school.
  7. Hey there I'm not overly experienced making self-extracting 7zip archives when compared to some others on the forums, but I will do my best to help you out. One thing I can tell you right now is that 7za.exe is a standalone console program, there is no need to have 7zip installed to use it. Putting 7za.exe into system32 seems to be a wise idea. I might have to use that on my future install discs. Anyway, since you say the batch file works, then the solution is within very close reach. If you try making a single .7z archive, then maybe you could make two folders within that archive, for example Winamp and Sys32. Just drop all your files in there, uncompressed (they will get compressed when they become a .7z archive). Then, try the following commands in the batch file to extract the contents (and do the rest of your tasks): tmp.bat copy /y .\Winamp\*.* "%PROGRAMFILES%\Winamp" copy /y .\Sys32\*.* "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32" move "%PROGRAMFILES%\Winamp\winamp.lnk" "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Desktop" copy "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Desktop\winamp.lnk" "%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch" /wait REGEDIT /S tmp.reg Give that a try. I think that is what you are trying to do, right? Lol I'm a little tired (2 midterm exams tomorrow, and a couple school projects due this week). Anyway, like I said I don't have a whole lot of experience with this stuff but hopefully that will work. It might not even be close. We'll cross our fingers.
  8. Make sure to enclose the entire path of the file you are referencing in quotes. Sometimes if there are spaces in there, it won't recognize the directory. Example: C:\Install\Some Program\setup.exe /SShould be "C:\Install\Some Program\setup.exe" /S
  9. Check out this guide for help. Here's what I would do. You will need to do a few things: 1. Create a file in UTF-8 format named config.txt, do not include in archive 2. Get the 7zS.sfx file from the topic posted above, do not include in archive 3. Create a batch file, temp.bat, and add it to the stuff you are going to archive 4. Get your .reg file, put it in with the stuff you are going to archive config.txt should look like this: ;!@Install@!UTF-8! RunProgram="temp.bat" ;!@InstallEnd@! Be sure to save it as a .txt file with UTF-8 encoding, not ANSI. temp.bat should look like this: setup.exe /switch /wait REGEDIT /S temp.reg Obviously change setup.exe to the name of your setup program in the archive, and change /switch to whatever parameters you need to do a silent install. Also, temp.reg should correspond with the name of your .reg file. So when you are done creating temp.bat and have added both it and your .reg file to the files you plan to archive, you can then begin compressing them with 7zip. The output will be a .7z file. We'll call it setup.7z. Take this file, setup.7z, and put it in a directory with 7zS.sfx and config.txt. Launch a cmd window from this directory and use the following commands: copy /b setup.7z + 7zS.sfx + config.txt setup.exe This will merge the three input files into one self-extracting .exe, which will launch the batch file we created after extracting the contents of the archive. If you want to make the self-extracting .exe to be silent while it is decompressing the archive, you will have to follow the instructions in the topic I posted above to hack the 7zS.sfx file with reshack. If you need further clarification, I will do my best to help.
  10. Lol, are you kidding me? That's the whole point of this forum! Try using the search function for the application you need. The problem is that different programs use different installers, or are custom, etc. There is no universal switch for everything. It makes it easier when the program uses a well-known installer, though.
  11. Indeed. The Tech Support guy mentioned that they are considering enabling this parameter for future standalone kits of BitDefender. You can take a crack at editing the .msi file with Orca if you are pretty good, you might get it to work. I tried it myself and I did get the registration to change, however it told me that I had an invalid key rather than just not registering like it was before. From my experiments it seems that if you have a correct key that it ignores you, but if you have an incorrect key it will complain. So something is disabled somewhere. Anyway if you hack a working .msi together, please let me know. I would be interested.
  12. I'm not quite sure I understand your question, but I would do this: restart_exp.bat taskkill /F /IM explorer.exe @ping 127.0.0.1 -n 10 -w 1000 > nul @ping 127.0.0.1 -n %1% -w 1000> nul explorer.exe That will kill explorer.exe and wait approximately 10 seconds before restarting it. You might need to change that based on your computer speed and how long you need explorer to disappear. The value to change is the 10 in the second line.
  13. Looks like we are SOL for a silent registration of BitDefender 9 Professional! (read entire post) I have been corresponding with the BitDefender Support Team for the past week or so trying to get a solution for this. According to tech support, the method for silent registration is to pass your registration key using the following parameter: WIN_KEY="XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX" Following their logic, my final target parameters looked like this: bdprof.msi /qb- REBOOT=ReallySuppress SCAN=0 UPDATE=0 ICON=1 WIN_KEY="XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX" USERNAME="Test" Which would disable reboot, disable the automatic scan, disable auto-update, add an icon to desktop, and auto-register with the username "Test". You can also pass a COMPANYNAME parameter if you wish to register with a certain company name. HOWEVER, it seems that after some testing we discovered that none of this will work with BitDefender 9 Professional! The WIN_KEY parameter is only available to the BitDefender Client that is packaged with the Enterprise Manager 2.5 suite. There is no comparative way to do this with BD 9 Pro (and yes I've tried PIDKEY, it doesn't work either). According to support, they are considering implementing WIN_KEY in the future but at the moment there is NO solution for this problem if you are using BD 9 Pro. Just thought I would share this with everyone.
  14. The Client version requires you to have the original Office 2003 CD, and the Full version does not.
  15. That's what I would use in his situation. It doesn't sound like he is using a centralized script or GUI to run things, rather he has a bunch of pre-compiled AutoIt scripts for each program that can be called individually and run independantly. So he doesn't have to worry about GUI polling events or error checking being frozen (just hope that there aren't any ). It would make more sense than daisy chaining the scripts together with embedded RunWait commands.