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Tim Hall has done it again! He has just released the 2nd edition of "Max Power".
Rather than get into details here, I urge you to check out this announcement post.
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Thread: 32 Bit Vista Client released

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    Default 32 Bit Vista Client released

    Just got this...


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    After a long and thorough EA cycle, Check Point has released VPN-1 SecuRemote/SecureClient NGX R60 HFA2, which supports also Windows Vista (32-bit).

    You can download it from the VPN-1 SecureClient download area (Check Point Software: VPN-1 SecuRemote/SecureClient)

    As always, please look at the release notes before deployment.

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    Default Re: 32 Bit Vista Client released

    Any idea why its only available as an MSI? Can we no longer package clients with SecureClient Packaging Tool?

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    Default Re: 32 Bit Vista Client released

    Nope, but I was told the new packaging tool can use the MSI. I havn't tried myself yet.

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    Default Re: 32 Bit Vista Client released

    Quote Originally Posted by chillyjim View Post
    Nope, but I was told the new packaging tool can use the MSI. I havn't tried myself yet.
    Near as I can tell the packaging tool cannot use the MSI file. You can modify the msi with a commandline tool called cpmsi_tool.exe but that appears to be completely seperate from the packaging tool.

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    Default Re: 32 Bit Vista Client released

    Quote Originally Posted by melipla View Post
    Near as I can tell the packaging tool cannot use the MSI file. You can modify the msi with a commandline tool called cpmsi_tool.exe but that appears to be completely seperate from the packaging tool.
    Thats pretty poor on Checkpoints part. Does the R65 packaging tool fair any better?

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    Default Re: 32 Bit Vista Client released

    You need to extract the package out of the msi package. The R65 won't read the msi package still

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    Default Re: 32 Bit Vista Client released

    Note: The SecureClient Packaging tool supports MSI packages in versions NGX R60 and above.

    Open the windows command prompt.


    Type the path for the cpmsi_tool.exe, followed by the path for the .msi file, and the command out all.
    <CPDIR>\SmartConsole\<version>\PROGRAM\util\cpmsi_ tool.exe <path>\<filename>.msi out all

    This command extracts all files from the MSI package.


    Connect to the SmartCenter, using the SecureClient Packaging Tool.


    Select 'Profile' > 'New'.


    Follow the wizard instructions, selecting your desired preferences.


    Generate the package.


    Select the new profile, and then select 'Profile' > 'Generate'.


    Follow the wizard instructions.


    In 'Package source folder', enter the path to where you extracted the files using the cpmsi_tool.


    In 'Package destination folder and filename', enter the destination and name of the new MSI file.


    Note that the cpmsi_tool is located where you install the SMARTConsole which for R65 would be

    C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SmartConsole\R65\PROGRAM\util obviously need to change the directory if don't use the standard location.

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    Default Re: 32 Bit Vista Client released

    Quote Originally Posted by mcnallym View Post
    Type the path for the cpmsi_tool.exe, followed by the path for the .msi file, and the command out all.
    <CPDIR>\SmartConsole\<version>\PROGRAM\util\cpmsi_ tool.exe <path>\<filename>.msi out all

    This command extracts all files from the MSI package.
    And using:

    cpmsi_tool.exe SC_R60_HFA2.msi in all

    Gives you exactly what the packaging tool will. If you have to extract the files from the command line, what's the point of using the packing tool just to add the files back in?

    Check Point may as well discontinue the packing tool as they stripped away all additional packaging functionality by desupporting EXE SecureClient installs.

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