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Quick Tip: Extracting files from Windows Installer (MSI) Setup Files

March 14th, 2009 1 comment

Had to extract some files from a Windows Installer setup, a mental note of the command line:

$ msiexec /a [target.msi] /qb TARGETDIR=[Path to extract]

Whilst on the topic of MSI’s, I can’t live without msi2xml. Perfect for that quick hack to an MSI that simply wont install because of OS Checks or something else – yes, I mess with things far more than I’d like to admit 😉

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Thought of the week: Administrators, Developers & Friends.

October 20th, 2008 No comments

Here’s something to keep in mind the next time you see your administrator at work.

Keep your friends close, but your admins closer.

With that, something for the developers of the world.

Yes, we all need to be hugged sometimes but these days developers need it more than anyone else (well aside from Administrators).

Go on, go into that dark room that people barely visit and hug a developer today. You’ll bring a smile to their faces, turn their frowns upside down and who knows they may actually help you the next time your stuck  instead of asking you whether you’ve tried turning it off and on again like those pesky admin types who usually just sit there playing solitaire all day (or so the story goes).

But you know what, on your way up back to your 15th floor desk, why not give the Admins a little shout out and see what they’re doing too. Who knows, maybe next time they’ll make one for the less fortunate Administrators of the world.

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