Here is a quick tip for extracting .msp
files from the .exe
file downloads. You need the .msp
file if you are patching an AdminImage. Granted, this isn't something you do everyday, but this little trick will save you a minute or two when the time comes.
Save the following as a .REG file, then import it.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\Extract MSP File]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\Extract MSP File\command]
@="%1 /e %1.msp"
Now when you right click on an .exe
file, you will have to option to "Extract MSP File" as shown below.
Posted 1/18/2006 07:59:00 AM
Date: January 23, 2006 at 6:34:00 PM CST
Thank you. I needed this because I could not get the dos commandline to work. This works like a charm. The only comment would be that it creates the msp file one folder above the location of the service pack exe. It also names the msp file after the first word in the name of that folder and without an extension. Once I figured that out, it really helped.
Once again - Thanks,
Comment from: R.K. McSwain
Date: January 23, 2006 at 8:58:00 PM CST
That's strange, %1 /e %1.msp just passes the filename and appends the .msp extension.
Date: January 24, 2006 at 6:29:00 PM CST
You know, I know nothing about a lot of things...and this is one of them. I used the reg file to add the menu. When I used the menu on the ADT2006 Service Pack 1 admin image the deployment wizard accepted the msp file (after I renamed it) without any problems. It seemed to update the admin image. I will install the program on a computer to see if the service pack was installed.
Date: January 25, 2006 at 3:29:00 PM CST
I installed ADT2006 after updating the image with the msp file. It installed ok and reported the service pack in the production information window.
No matter my efforts, I could not get the dos command version to work like posted on Autodesk's website. This tool helped.
Date: February 8, 2008 at 11:07:00 AM CST
I tried this out and I do get the import on right clicking but nothing happens. I did a search on my entire machine and can't find an msp file. Do you know of something I may have done wrong?