Script for Word viewer, Excel viewer, Adobe reader.

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  • #911
    AvatarTonyM
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    Has anyone created a script to push the Adobe viewer, Word viewer or Excel viewer. I’ve never done a script and need to see how to push this?
    I use WDM 4.5.2 Enterprise and the devices are XPe. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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    Hi Tony,

    There is a few options to do this, you can use the “native” MSI but often you will have space issues on installation. Secondly you can create a “no install” with a WDM script. I will post some more information on how to do this soon (currently I am in an airport) 🙂

    Cheers,
    -TT

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    I did recieve some internal help regarding a script for ’97 viewers but I would love to see anything you post. My next goal will be Adobe Viewer 7 scripting.

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    Hi Tony,

    some time ago there was a Adobe reader package on the Wyse website but this was removed due to license issues with Adobe.
    Nevertheless I still have this package on my laptop but it is 27MB in size.
    It is version 7.0.5 english.

    CG

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    I will send you a link via PM to this package Tony,

    Cheers,
    -TT

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    Hi Tony,

    Here is a shell script I made for you, it works but because I am just launching the native installers we need a lot of space. If you do not have room to fit these files your only choice is to re-package. These “viewers” are now as large as OpenOffice!

    http://www.freewysemonkeys.com/site/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownloaddetails&lid=114&ttitle=Office2007Viewers.zip

    Enjoy!
    -TT

    #11693
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    This will be a great solution for my 1GB units. I’ll give it a try today. I know that I do have a lot of 512 units that this solution won’t work on due to the fact that we’ve pushed Adobe out but I will work with the info you’ve given me to get the job done and I’m sure this will be useful for a lot of other admins.

    Thanks,

    Tony

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    I ran the scripts and the terminal displays two errors regarding the execution of the installation using:
    EX “C:ExcelViewer.exe /quiet””+”
    EX “C:wordviewer.exe /quiet””+”

    I couldn’t get the /q to work without user intervention.

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    Hi Tony,

    Can you manually run the installation of those 2 files on a reference machine and see what the error relates to? I used a clean V90 with image 550 (WFR1) and they ran without issue. The files I downloaded were Excelveiwer.exe and Wordview_en_us.exe. Makes sure you download the latest 2007 versions from Microsoft as older ones may not support the /q switch. Test also on a clean factory image.

    I would have posted the scripts with the viewer packages but I only and 20MB left on by web site 🙁

    I hope this got you started, it took a while to get the script to run until I figured out the FTP timeout issue on WDM so you owe me a beer!

    Cheers,
    -TT

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    I got the new Word viewer to install correctly. You were right about the version not supporting certain attributes. I used a /passive command and it worked great. I have found that I do not have an Excel viewer that supports the /passive command and the /q command will still prompt for user intervention. If anyone has a newer Excel viewer that supports /passive please forward me the info.

    Thanks for your assistance.

    #11710
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    Hi Tony,

    This is the Excel viewer I used in my package:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1cd6acf9-ce06-4e1c-8dcf-f33f669dbc3a&DisplayLang=en

    It supports the -q and -passive command but its a monster at 71MB! I have no idea how Microsoft turned the original 2003 viewer for 10MB to 71MB with no extra functionality but they have.

    I must search for a open source viewer with a smaller foot print when I get a chance,

    Cheers,
    -TT

    #11751
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    Thanks so much for your help. That excel file is huge. I will try to break it apart and see if I can shrink it a bit. None the less it’s a backup that works for me.

    Thanks for your input.

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