What are the options for installing an application which uses batch files, python, excel and proprietary software? I developed a command line shell to run fast, repeatable traffic simulations largely avoiding the GUI. Essentially a 3rd party program is installed by copying the files to a program directory (so windows doesn't recognise an install) and my software is an extension.
My software can only logically be run from a project directory which must sit under the program directory. It is a batch file that recursively generates another batch file which runs a fortran traffic simulation program. It is supported by other batch files and python programs that use excel sheets. The core functionality has no dependencies other than python but non-core [advanced] functionality requires packages which can be too challenging to install in a corporate IT environment.
Setting up the pypi install I realised installing as a python module is probably inadequate although it does handle the non-core python module dependencies if they are accessible. Essentially the program is run from the project directory which must sit under a program directory. Currently users copy all files in a zip file to the program directory except the templates which are copied to the users MS Office template directory (which I understand is %appdata%\Microsoft\Templates).
I'm thinking I probably can't do much more than let users sort it out.