version 1.2 - Jan 2, 2021
Today, I present to you a new version of Software Installer. This script is designed to be used on CDs/DVDs/USB drives where you put software in a folder (called Software) and you can select multiple software and it will automate installing your selected software one after another with little to no interaction. To do this, you simply need to configure each software with a silent switch (most software have one or more). You can put your software in categories to organize them on the main GUI.
The major new things concerning this project:
Added a Detect button, where the software tries to detect what kind of installer is used, saving you from having to find out on your own. It's not perfect, but it detects many common installer types.
Added a Installers.db file for installers that were not created by the most common methods (Inno Setup, NSIS, etc). I will continue to add to this file. If you have any that you find that you would like to contribute, please PM. I would very much appreciate your help.
This version searches for all subfolders now and shows .exe and .msi files that you may not want to see on the main screen. Therefore, I have added the option to "Hide This Item On Main GUI".
Added the ability to install up to 2 software before and up to 2 software or registry entries after installing your selected software. This will allow you to install things like service packs, DotNet, etc. (prerequisites). And it will allow you to apply your licensing information through registry entries or patches/updates.
If you want the full package (source code, compiled .exe (both 32/64 bit), changelog, installers.db, icon, etc.), you can download it here:
I have a lifetime account at FileFactory, so the link should never die and you do NOT need an account or pay them money to download. Simply choose the free/slow download option. The file is small and will still download fairly quickly. If you have trouble downloading it, PM me. I have the previous versions of this script, but they are inferior to this version, so if you want the older versions, PM me and I will provide them.
If you just want the bare minimum, the script, installers.db and changelog are attached on this forum below.
Software Installer.au3 Installers.db Changelog.pdf