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MadCoder

I'm creating a network automation install script for applications when deploying new workstations.

I was hoping to create one script to hold all my installation locations as variables. See below:

Variables.au3 -

$Matlab = "smb://location/to/matlab_install.exe"

$Boost = "smb://location/to/boost.exe"

$TortoiseSVN = "smb://location/to/TortoiseSVN.exe"

$Mozilla = "smb://location/to/mozilla.exe"

and so on...

Then include that in my scripts example below:

; Get location variables

#include "variables.au3"

; Run setup

Run("$Boost")

WinWaitActive("Boost C++ Libraries 1.39 Setup")

; Sendkeys to Setup exec

Send("{ENTER}{ENTER}{ENTER}")

SLEEP (5000)

Send("{SPACE}{ENTER}")

; fin

HOWEVER, It's not working. Is there a solution to use an outside

file for EXE locations without embedding them with the scripts?

I don't want to change every script if the location on the network changes

in the future.

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water

Create an INI-File and use the INI* functions to read section names (IniReadSection or IniReadSectionNames) or keys (IniRead). Example for INI file:

[Matlab]

Matlab=smb://location/to/matlab_install.exe

To read a single value from the INI file use:
$Matlab = InIRead("C:\file.ini","Matlab","Matlab","")
Edited by water

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