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Is AutoIt suitable for...? a newbie overview question...?

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rkspann

We are looking at using AutoIt to make software-packages, deliverables for download/install on an internal site. We currently use WISE, but it is EOL now. I was wondering if anyone could share their thoughts on - if this is a good idea? Is it robust enough? Or is it better used for scripting-heavy things- and not as good for installations?

For example- we have a SW-package that will install JRE 1.6.0_33 on either/both Windows-XP and/or Windows-7 (64bit). In WISE, we use their 'scripting' parts to determine the local users' O/S, and then either install only 32bit JRE (XP), or install both 32bit and 64bit (Win7). Using that example- is that doable in AutoIt....?? easy? hard?

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Mechaflash

Switch @OSType
Case "WIN_XP"
  Switch @OSArch
     Case "X86"
      [command for running jre install for Windows XP 32 bit]
     Case "X64"
       [command for running jre install for Windows XP 64 bit]
  EndSwitch
Case "WIN_7"
  Switch @OSArch
     Case "X86"
       [command for running jre install for Windows 7 32 bit]
     Case "X64"
       [command for running jre install for Windows 7 64 bit]
  EndSwitch
EndSwitch

EDIT: Quotes for case statements. Whoopsies =D

Edited by Mechaflash

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JLogan3o13

Hi, rkspann, welcome to the forum. As a user of WISE (thankfully only briefly) and a long time AdminStudio user, I can tell you that AutoIt's abilities blow away the native scripting functions in WISE.

Mechaflash has provided you with a great example to get you started with the jre install, but I am curious if you have contacted your WISE rep (or the company directly if you purchased online)? I have been assisting customers in making the move from WISE to Admin Studio all this year; as far as I know they are still offering a 1:1 (exchange your WISE license for a like AdminStudio license) until Nov. 1st. Might be worth looking into, in case you want to do more in-depth application repackaging.


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