Install Wrapper – what’s that?

My pet GInstaller is quite mature in terms of how much it is used in our environment and also how robust it now is.  And although (years) overdue I will be publishing it soon [1].

But in the mean time it occurred to me that I may not have adequately explained exactly what I mean by an ‘Install Wrapper’. Previously I have explained it as follows:

“An Install Wrapper is the program or script that you use to execute your installation including any additional programmed logic, pre or post-requisites, and including any additional scripting tasks such as file or registry operations.”

That definition was the summary concluding a blog entry I have written on the Symantec ‘Connect’ community forums. Here is a link to that post:

http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/what-install-wrapper

I hope you find this useful.

[1] In the coming months. Maybe if I keep promising it I might feel compelled to dedicate time to doing it!

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3 Responses to “Install Wrapper – what’s that?”

  1. Mark R says:

    Hello Darren,
    I was wondering if you’d be willing to publish your Ginstaller.vbs script here, or at least if you could email me a copy?
    Thanks!

    • Darren Collins says:

      Hi Mark, you are more than welcome to have a copy, but would you mind just waiting about a week or two as the team are just testing the latest version that is full Windows 10 compliant, and has some extra goodies built in.

      Regards,
      Darren.

  2. Mark R says:

    Hi Darren, I just remembered about your script and thought I’d ask if your team has gotten a chance to finish it?

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