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kTool (just another software selector)

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AntonP

i use sleep.exe as a timer to give the sfx enough time to setup.

:blink:

Why? RunWait and WaitProcess are not working for sfx?

ironside

That seems to have fixed my problem.

There was bug in program. :rolleyes:

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I now now why Ktool RunWait launched to early when i used my sfx files.

In the sfx file i made a setup.cmd file. as soon as that was launched Ktool assumed that the sfx is ready.

I now launch that same setup.cmd from Ktool en now i dont need sleep.exe any more.

i also walked against a few msi files that would not install, i make a cmd file whit the following en than i have no problems

msiexec.exe /i daemon.msi /qn /norestart

:hello: thanks for the help here, the above is whit version 1b

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This is an excellent program! Much better (and easier) than the others I have seen out there. This is simple (in looks not functions) and it accomplishes the job which is exactly what i wanted out of a post-install progam.

A+ job!

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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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