Software installation

Almeza MultiSet => FAQ and Flashes => : Alex Сентябрь 26, 2009, 11:02:50

: Frequently Asked Questions
: Alex Сентябрь 26, 2009, 11:02:50
I want to install a program, a plug-in for this program and a localization file. How do I do it?

In this case the installation order is important. You must specify the packages turn. For this, use the arrows buttons on the control panel. Different variants of packages installation order are specified in the MultiSet settings on the ???Installation??™ tab.

What file types MultiSet is able to execute?

Almeza MultiSet starts files of any types with parameters.

I need to register a program by running a .reg file. Can I automate it?

Yes, sure.

Almeza MultiSet starts files of any types with parameters. Sometimes it is necessary to start files in a special way.


1. Starting REG files.

1.1 Regular way. Just specify the path to the reg file in the ???Executable file??™ field.

1.2 Specify regedit in the ???Executable file??™ field. Specify /s "D:\Software\Myapp\key.reg" in the ???Parameters??™ field. Enable the ???Stop recording after the process is finished??™ option.

2. Starting MSI files.

2.1 Regular way. Just specify the path to the msi file in the ???Executable file??™ field.

2.2 Specify msiexec in the ???Executable file??™ field. Specify /package "D:\Software\Myapp\setup.msi" in the ???Parameters??™ field.


Install Microsoft Installer before installing msi files.

Some applications such as DirectX automatically restart the computer without user??™s confirmation. Can I create automatic installations for such applications?

Yes, you can. If MultiSet runs the program, it controls computer restarts as well. And even if you forget to clear the ???Restart your computer now??™ check box, nothing will happen. The installation will be successfully completed and you will be able to stop the recording by clicking the corresponding button.

The installation is not responding when you enter the registration code. In this case MultiSet inserts the registration code into a button or even into the application header. What should I do for the code to be inserted into the proper location?

Before inserting the code into the necessary window set a focus on this window by clicking it. Then click ???Pause??™, enter the registration code into the MultiSet window and click ???Insert??™. MultiSet will itself insert the code into the specified place.

In my work I use different software for automatic programs installation. I want to automate installations of some applications with the help of MultiSet. Can I use MultiSet without GUI?

Yes, you can. Almeza MultiSet can work both as a fully autonomous environment to automate applications installations, and as a separate module in this or that system. For this MultiSet uses the command prompt. You can specify the installation package in the command prompt parameters, and MultiSet will install the necessary application and finish its work at once. For example, ???multiset officesetup.mst???.

I noticed that MultiSet can change the screen resolution. Is there any chance that this can damage the user??™s display which fails to support the necessary resolution?

No, it can??™t. MultiSet saves the resolution when it records the installation. Then it restores the necessary resolution when you playback the installation. Meanwhile MultiSet checks whether the display supports this resolution. If it doesn??™t, MultiSet will notify you about it.

Why are mouse movements and wheel scrolling not recorded?

Mouse movements and wheel scrolling are recorded. But for this you should left-click the necessary window.

How do I create a disc with automatic programs installations?

Follow the link ( to create a disc with automatic programs installations.

Does MultiSet support other languages besides English?

Yes, it does.Currently, the interface of the program is translated into 30 languages.

How do I automate files copying?

If you want to copy the files do the following. Create a self-extracting archive with the necessary files and folders using a special program (e.g., WinZip, WinRAR). As a result you will get a single executable file. Then create the package in the usual way.

What do different types of package icons mean?

When creating packages list MultiSet checks the path to the executable file. If it doesn??™t find it a red disk icon will appear near the package name. If the path of an executable file is net MultiSet won??™t check it and will display the corresponding icon near the package.

How can I set the order of programs installation?

For this, use the arrows buttons on the control panel. Different variants of packages installation order are specified in the MultiSet settings on the ???Installation??™ tab.

I have to enter a long registration key during the installation. It is hard to avoid mistakes when typing it. What can I do to automate the process?

If during the installation you have to specify the destination folder different from the installer's one or you have to enter a long registration key, do the following. Set the focus to the editing window (in which you want to enter the data). Then press the 'Break' key and select the 'Insert' item in the appeared dialog. Insert the proper text into the editing window in any way.

During the automatic installation process the program stops at the destination folder choice. How can I solve this problem?

When you have to choose the destination folder during the installation process don't use the 'Choose folder' button in the program itself. To solve this problem set the focus to the destination folder path field and press the 'Break' key. In the appeared dialog select the 'Insert' item and choose the destination folder by clicking the 'Choose folder' button. Click the 'OK' button. MultiSet will insert the destination path to the proper editing window itself.

How can I stop the automatic program installation?

If you want to stop the automatic program installation just press the 'Break' key.

When trying to install the program I see the message 'exe-file not found' in the log window. What should I do?

Select the proper program in the packages list and right-click it to open the popup menu. Select the 'Properties' item. You will see the 'Executable file' field in the appeared dialog. On the right you will see the button to choose the executable file.

Under what operating systems does the program work?

Windows 98
Windows ME
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows 2003 Server
Windows 2008 Server
Windows Vista
Windows 7

How can I purchase the program?

Follow this link (

How can I save changes in the application settings?

To save changes in the application settings, follow these steps (an example with IrfanView):

1. Specify the executable file while creating a new package. For example, ???C:\Program Files\IrfanView\i_view32.exe???

2. Select ???Options??™-???Properties??™ in the menu or press the ???Alt+O??™, ???P??™ combinations one after another.

3. The Properties dialog box will appear. Specify the necessary settings. Close IrfanView.

4. Click the ???Stop??™ button on the record panel. The package is ready.

5. Test the installation package. If problems occur during the test, use the time method of playback.


After you create an installation package for writing to a CD/DVD, change the path to the executable file in the package.

How can I run scripts(AutoIt, VBS, etc)?

Almeza MultiSet runs files of any types with parameters. That is why it easy to integrate scripts created in various systems (Visual Basic Script, AutoIt and others) into MultiSet.


Running an AutoIt script.

1. Specify the path to AutoIt in the ???Executable file??™ field. And specify the path to the script in the ???Parameters??™ field. Enable the ???Stop recording after the process is finished??™ option.

2. Convert the script into a Windows executable file using the tool coming with AutoIt. Specify the path to this exe file in the ???Executable file??™ field while creating the package. Enable the ???Stop recording after the process is finished??™ option.


Edit the MultiSet script after you create the package in both cases. Delete all actions.

Why don't some mouse functions work (for example, ClickLock)?

During recording and playback, Almeza MultiSet disables some Windows features:
ClickLock. The "ClickLock" option allows you to lock a mouse click making it possible to select and move objects without holding down the mouse key.
SnapTo. The ???SnapTo??™ option allows you to automatically move the mouse pointer to the default button in a dialog box.
Button Configuration. Changes the functionality of the right and left mouse buttons.
After MultiSet stops recording or playback, it enables these settings again.

The automatic installation of the application goes well. And when I record actions in the program (for example, ACDSee), the automatic installation does not work. Why?

The thing is that MultiSet is tailored to software installation. Installers usually have a simple interface. Applications have a complicated interface with multiple windows. Windows change their size, etc. That is why MultiSet freezes while searching for such windows.


1. Create a regular package - record the application installation and changes in the settings.
2. Open the properties of the created package. The 'Script' tab. Enable the time method for actions related to the configuration of the program by right-clicking the action. You can find more details about using the time method here.

I created a software installation disk under Windows XP. Will this disk work under other operating systems?

If you create packages on one operating system, it will be possible to install these packages only on that very operating system. All in all, the following parameters must match:

1. Operating system
2. Theme(for Windows XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7)
3. The monitor must support the specified screen resolution.

How can I test an automatic Windows and software installation disk?

Use a virtual computer. For example, VMware Workstation or Microsoft Virtual PC.

I need to create automatic Microsoft Office installation for 10 users. How to do it?

Create a regular automatic installation package. When you are prompted to enter the product key, place the cursor on the first field of the key and click the ???Pause??™ button on the MultiSet record panel. Enter the first part of the five-digit key in the dialog box. Click the 'Insert' button. Place the cursor into the second field of the key and repeat your actions. Do the same for all other parts of the key. After you install MS Office, click the ???Stop??™ button on the MultiSet record panel. The automatic installation package is ready. Now copy the package 9 times using Drag&Drop or holding down the Ctrl key. As a result, you will get 10 packages. Specify the corresponding key on the ???Inserts??™ tab in the properties of each package.

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