After we've released the Bundle Commander 1.1.15 build, we got a lot of questions on how to deploy 'Google Earth 7' and how to customize the installation using Bundle Commander's 'Google Earth Configuration Wizard. This is how you do it:
Download the latest version of Google Earth:
Make sure you uncheck 'Include Google Chrome' and uncheck 'Make Google Chrome my default browser'. Then click 'Agree and Download' at the bottom of the page. The setup here is called 'GoogleEarthSetup.exe' and is about 745KB in size.
Run the 'GoogleEarthSetup.exe' setup:
This setup basically downloads the actual Google Earth setup files to a local temporary directory, after which the installation is started automatically:
After the download has completed, have a look in C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Temp
In a subdirectory '_msige61' you will find the actual MSI for Google Earth which is called 'Google Earth.msi'. Copy the complete '_msige61' directory to your application source directory.
Rename this directory to 'Google Earth 126.96.36.19944', then Select the 'Google Earth.msi' in Bundle Commander:
Bundle Commander will detect this Google Earth MSI and show the 'Google Earth Configuration Wizard'. This wizard allows you to configure Google Earth.
Like all 'Configuration Wizards' in Bundle Commander, the settings already have been preset according to 'best practices'. Click 'Ok' and a transform will be created which contains all settings according to what has been chosen in the the 'Configuration Wizard'. The 'Google Earth.msi' is uncompressed, which means the actual files needed for the installation are not stored in the MSI itself but as separate files outside the MSI. For a successful installation the 'Include all files ...' checkbox has to be checked. Bundle Commander automatically detects whether an MSI is compressed or uncompressed and assists you here by checking this checkbox automatically.
After review the 'Windows Bundle' details, and additionally adding User and/or Device Assignments, you can create the Windows Bundle by clicking 'Ok'. Optionally you can create the Windows Bundles in a 'Sandbox' first, by checking the 'Create as Sandbox' checkbox: