Capture (Snapshot) and Export System Changes (!NOT PORTABLE!) Such as a mix of Thinstall, Installrite and so on
Posted 20 March 2011 - 12:23 PM
For example Thinstall(ThinApp, ...) does the job - almost.
My problem is i cant export the changes, i see the them, but all i got at least is an installer or a portable.
I want to have all changes at once, i want to "copy" all the changed files/dirs and export all registry changes into a directly usable format, as a .reg file.
This way i want to build cab files and extract them after a fresh windows7 x64 install, that for i got my programs (!with all changes + registred already!) - and after it i can simply import the .reg file.
And just now i focus another problem, ive tried to make an antivirus app portable.
The biggest problem about it are the services, how do i add them as they were running after an install - and not able to close?
As i restart while doing a snapshot, lets say into safe mode - the system changes are kind of "big" because no tool recognizes safe mode, also installrite doesnt even start up automatically.
Maybe somebody understands what im trying to do and knows a fast and easy longtime-solution.
Would also be nice to get a solution for the services problem to make my bought antivirus ready to get installed by my custom cab-files and registry imports.
Greetings so far,
Posted 20 March 2011 - 12:43 PM
Edit: Okay, i know this kind of tool from another Installer Tool, looks almost similar (wasnt it installrite? i guess so, the scanning is the same).
But it wouldnt let me export the modified files at once, i still need to pick them all by myself and to keep the directory structure to extract them.
I guess there is no "easy" way to do, but thanks for now.
Also i cant "copy" my antivirus application that way.
But yeah, thank you!
This post has been edited by Markus1234: 20 March 2011 - 12:59 PM
Posted 20 March 2011 - 01:12 PM
This post has been edited by urie: 20 March 2011 - 01:13 PM
Posted 20 March 2011 - 02:42 PM
Otherwise i need to do a huge configuration before its usable.
My Av, F-Secure, does not support any ways to do so.
About the registry stuff - im doing it previously in a virtual machine.
To import the whole registry into a fresh installed windows wouldnt work, and if - then there would be a ton of vm services and registry entries.
From the upper program i could export the registry and edit it afterwards.
Then i created a new dir on desktop, called it WinRar for example and added all the files which got installed in the same structure such as on my c device.
For example a folder called users, then administrator or all users, then microsoft, windows, start menu and so on ...
After all i went back on top of it, created a batchfile in the structure windows/temp and start it automatically after extraction to add all registry stuff about winrar which i captured before, such as right click menue entries, "open with" stuff and so on.
At least i packed it into a SFX archive. Now all files and directories get extracted into their "should be" destination, and after the registry gets imported, silently for sure.
But that took me half a hour ... i wish there was a faster way to do so, without to copy any directory or file manually!
If i would capture my visual studio that way it would take me a week or so i guess
The biggest problem is that i want to create my own installer that way. If i use tools such as ThinApp or InstallRite they also can create installers, but i cant configure them as i want, also i cant modify them after they are completed (such as update single files or registry entries which will get imported).
Sad that there are tools for everything, but not that.
Posted 25 March 2011 - 03:39 PM
At least i figured out that i can do almost anything (but not the antivirus stuff) with WinInstall LE.
But just now i focus a new problem with WinInstall LE, i will open a new thread for it, just to keep a clean overview
This post has been edited by Markus1234: 25 March 2011 - 03:40 PM
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