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kenedy

kTool (just another software selector)

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Agreed A+ Job

As a suggestion, would a option to "select all" or "Add All" programs in the list with a single mouse click be an option which could be included in a future futire release ?

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ironside

Ok, i'll add it as option (button, not visible by default, controlled through config.ini file)

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Can you add another thing also?

Now everythings whit Runwait is minimized, but i am a guy who likes to look and see things happen.

So is there a possibility that you add a ini 0/1 switch to turn minimized off/on?

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Second thing maybe? a fault timer, if a process hangs because the ini maker, me in particular made a script error or the pc is a trash can, the process continues after a certain time?

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Edit 23-10 Third thing maybe? when i have a sp1 install whit 2 partitions C and D, the cd drive is then E. Then i make a kTool installation unattended SP2 then reboot and want then some other programs to setup, kTool gives an error "Line 0 ......"

and stops, where can i locate the script that kTool looks at after a boot so that i can maybe find the error?

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Edit 24-10 4e) a typo, in version 1c its shows still version 1b

And it is such a A++ tool, i waited for months for such a menutool! :thumbup

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New version (not extensivly tested, consider it unstable)

http://www.freewebtown.com/kenedy/kTool/v1.1a.zip

New:

Profiles

Second progress bar style (similar to RunOnceEx)

Very simple form of conditional execution (FileExist/FileNotExist)

Logging (also very simple, functionality might be extended in future)

Processing entire folders with one type of files.

Basic error checking (if Run/RunWait tries to execute file that does not exist - error is logged to log file insted of crashing program)

Commands AddReg/DOSCommand/MSIFile are replaced with REG/DOS/MSI

Fixed some bugs.

Details:

Profiles

Profiles are predefined selections. You can create as many as you need. To create profile add software to "Selected" list, type profile name and click "Save Profile" button. "All" and "(none)" profiles are created automatically. Also works in silent mode (only items under specified profile are installed)

Syntax for command line is:

ktool.exe [/GUI] [file_to_use.ini] [reboot_mode] [profile_name]

Screenshot:

gui.jpg

Second progress style

Screenshot:

Progress.jpg

Select "All" profile and press start to see how it looks (it launches notepads, so it's safe to do so)

If there are more than 2 commands in section - second progress bar is displayed.

New commands:

Context = Change main label text

Description = Set description for subitems

For old style type "ProgressType = 1" under "config" section in config.ini file

Log file.

Creates file named kTool-computername.txt in %Temp% folder. Folder location can be changed in config.ini.

Writes all executed commands there. Detects Run/RunWait errors.

Conditional execution.

New commands:

FileExist = File_name

FileExistVersion = Condition_FileVersion

FileExistAction = Skip/SkipSection

Condition can be one of the following: =, <, >, <=, >=, <>

Actions:

Skip - skip next command

Skipsection - skip entire section

Example:

FileExist = c:\windows\explorer.exe

FileExistVersion = <=6.0.2900.2180

FileExistAction = Skip

RunWait = notepad

RunWait = calc

;If explorer.exe with version smaller or equal to 6.0.2900.2180 exists - notepad will not be launched.

FileNotExist = FileName

FileNotExistAction = Skip/SkipSection

;Same as FileExist (except no FileVersion of course)

Processing of entire folders.

New commands:

Folder = FolderPath

FolderFiles = FileExtension

FolderSwitch = Switches

FolderCommand = RunWait/MSI/REG

Example:

[Registry Tweaks]

Folder = c:\install\regtweaks

FolderFiles = reg

FolderCommand = REG

;every reg file in folder will be added to registry

[someFiles]

Folder = s:\install\SomeFiles

FolderFiles = exe

FolderSwitch = /silent

FolderCommand = RunWait

;every exe file in folder will be launched with "/silent" switch

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sixpack

There is no language support in this version.

I'll add it soon.

AntonP

>>So is there a possibility that you add a ini 0/1 switch to turn minimized off/on?

It's possible now. Look in config.ini for details.

>>a fault timer

I'll think how to do it. Run/RunWait errors are now detected. And I have some ideas about MSI.

>when i have a sp1 install whit 2 partitions C and D, the cd drive is then E. Then i make a kTool installation unattended SP2 then reboot and want then some other programs to setup, kTool gives an error "Line 0 ......"

You have "Append=CD" in your ini, right? Try new version, it should work correctly now.

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Running the tool without any switches by double-clicking ktool.exe and the default my_os.ini, i would like to "load" a profile just by scrolling the profile list in the right corner instead of selecting differents components under a -SECTION- in the left available programs.

Example if i want to apply all -UPDATES- i should select all the listed components one by one.

Would be nice to just load a profile by select it in the scrolling profile list (with all profiles available) click an ADD button and all items put in selected programs.

But thanks for your already done works. The tool is great and keep it simple.

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:thumbup kenedy,

I'm going to make a new pc upgrade cd whit this version of kTool.

Thanks for this great job, i let you and the others here know my results.

:w00t::w00t::w00t:

My New Config.ini

[Language]
;Dutch version AntonP
;--Use standart english symbols only.
Available = Beschikbaar
Selected = Geselecteerd
Autologon = Aanmelden
Reboot = Herstarten
SaveToFile = Schrijf naar Bestand
Start = Start
Cancel = Annuleren
Restarting = Herstarten

[Config]
;--Any item starting with character specified here will be not selectable
;--Use for logically breaking list into sections. Empty items "[]" are also not selectable.
NonSelectable = -

;--Seconds before reboot. Default is 60
;RebootTimer = 60

;--If user is not administrator on local computer - display warning (0/1). Default is display
;AdminWarning = 1

;--Path where log file is stored. Default is TEMP folder.
;LogFilePath = c:

;Minimize/Maximize/Hide launched applications. Defult - minimize.
WindowMode = Maximize

;--Progress window type (1/2). 1-old style, 2-RunOnceEx style. Default 1.
ProgressType = 2

Edit 21:45 I Like this version, till now it works smoothly

The Context and description are nice adons and the log is fine

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hey Kenedy

i was wondering in the path for running an installation. would "%systemdrive% or %CDROM%" work in place of "hdd c: or d: or cdrom e: f: and so on" as this would be an easier way in pathing to the installation file...

just another wonder of the world

Gr8 tool by the way man

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christoff

Environment variables currently don't work (except for DOS command).

But if you put append=cd in ini file then paths become relative to ktool.exe location.

[config]
append=cd
[prog1]
runwait = prog.exe
;this will launch d:\install\prog1.exe if ktool.exe is located in d:\install

Or did you mean automatic searching for correct CD drive letter?

SC00BS

I plan to write a help file. Just too busy at work right now, no time for that :(

AntonP

;)

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sorry kenedy i didnt make my point clear....

yes thats what i ment for ktools to search for the correct drive....

so it would be gr8 if ktools would search via %CDROM% so i wouldnt have 2 have different installation disk for different drives

if its possible it be brill but if its gonna be to much of a hassle for you dont worry about dude....

thanks all the same

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My CD searching function if it helps you, Kenedy.

FindCD()

While $cddrive = ""
  MsgBox(16, "Warning", "Please insert CD into a drive now")
  Sleep(2000)
  FindCD()
Wend

Func FindCD()
  $drvs = DriveGetDrive("CDROM")
  If Not @error Then
     For $i = 1 To $drvs[0]
        If DriveStatus($drvs[$i] & "\") = "READY" Then
           If FileExists($drvs[$i] & "\WIN51") Then
              $cddrive = $drvs[$i]
           EndIf
        EndIf
     Next
  EndIf
EndFunc  ;==>FindCD

Thats what I use in my RunOnceEx, to find a CDRom with the win51 file in it. You could also turn it into a variable?

If it is at all useful for you?

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MHz

Thank's :thumbup

christoff

I'll add that functionality.

(probably as new command, something like AskForCD=filepath\filename)

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Wey Hey.......

Thanks alot kenedy oooooh and a big thanks to MHz

very good job guys

i'll check back soon

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Could someone post a copy of their install file so I can take a look at it on how to use it please?

Thanks

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Hi Guys

Has anybody had any look getting the apps to install from cd?

Need to find a way of using ktool but install apps from cd instead of hdd?

Looked at the post above with code to find the cd but were would I put this ?

In the config.ini or the say xp.ini?

Any help on this!!PLEASE!!

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I must be doing something wrong, but I cannot seem to get ktool to run a profile automatically.

So I have a OPR profile and I run:

ktool.exe win_xp.ini OPR

and that did not work

nor does

ktool.exe /GUI win_xp.ini

Plz hlp.

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@polecat: If you put a folder on your cd say "post install programs" and put ktool along with all the programs you want to install i think it will work fine they way kenedy says (havent tested this yet though)

@kenedy: very nice app, this replaced all the other methods I was using :thumbup any chance of adding a dialouge box or sidebar for program descriptions? Or failing that, could i have the source?

EDIT: to clarify, i mean to make program descriptions available at the selection stage

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Sorry, missed all latest replies.

Anyway, I don't have enougt time to add any new features.

If anyone is interested - here's the source code:source

PM me if have questions about it.

Just... try to keep it simple ;)

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may you add a time out options?

set for example 00:02:00 (time will count down) hh:mm:ss

before starting the installation automatically.

the time will stop or freeze if focusing the application installer

or adding a sort of "Pause" button.

and what you think about ftp installation support?

fro example use wget to download sw lists.. (ini from an ftp..)

loading it and choose what you would like to install?

thanks for this usefull app

michele

http://mberardi.argomedia.it

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Hello,

Great tool!!!

Some questions:

In my ini file I use the "Reboot" command in the middle of it...

I execute the script through command line (not gui)!

But after reboot the user must logon in order to continue the exec of the ktool ini...

1) How can I include the autologon details in the reboot command?

2) Do I have to expose the psw?

3) Where is a list of the command line params?

Thank you

Andreas Gortsilas

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Just wanted to say....

Quiet nice Tool. Make Life with Installation much easyer. :thumbup

Well done.

Greetz

Dinu

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