Hello All
I'm trying to add the web server address to an .msi and needed some direction on how to modify that table.
I'm installing the EMC Dicovery Manager software for some clients and during the installation there is a prompt to add a web server address.
We wanted to make this install unattended and need to inject the server address into the msi.
I need to populate a dialog with text when it so it proceeds unattended.
Where in the table would I add the web address text information ?
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You seem to have an incomplete understanding of Windows Installer tables.

You need to find the property behind the text-box control which is the holder for the web server address. The control will be in the Control table. You can then either pass the property name/value pair in a transform or on the command line if the property is public (one hopes that the original author considered this)
Answered 02/27/2012 by: VBScab
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Hello VBScab.
Yes I'm a n00b with installer technologies....thanks for the reply.
Please bare with me as I try to understand what you are saying.
I was going back over the msi and figured that it had to be somewhere with the text box as you mentioned above....I'm making an attempt to locate the table you mentioned and pass that value to it.
I'm stuck with figuring out which table property to add that value too.
Appreciate your patience.
Answered 02/27/2012 by: aneville
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Sorry, I don't know much about the application in question, but if the MSI prompts for the server name during install, then you may be able to capture it in a response MST. Your packaging application will likely have an option to make one.

This might also help:
Answered 02/27/2012 by: jmaclaurin
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afternoon all
Thanks for the replies...I was able to follow VBSCabs suggestion.
Used InstEdt and went to the dialog section, luv this app as it gave me a more indepth view of the dialogs and how to add the server address to the controlEvent.
Made the changes, generated a tansform..able to install silently by applying the transform.
Thanks Guys
Answered 02/27/2012 by: aneville
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