In Business Objects Xi R2 SP3 application I want to install Desktop Intelligence, Universe Designer.

What are the properties that needs to be embedded in the MST to install only Desktop Intelligence.

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Why not make life easy and use InstallShield Tuner to create a response transform? Don't bother with Wise's InstallTailor as it will choke on the MSI at some point, whining either about there being more than 80 rows in the Media table or that some feature names are invalid.
Answered 03/04/2009 by: VBScab
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Hey mekaywe!

In the mst file, go to the features and remove these components/subcomponents:

WRC,
DataSourceMigrationWizard,
MetaDataDesigner,
ConversionTool,
ImportWizard,
PubWiz,
qaaws,
Designer,
BOEJavaSDK,
DevelopersFiles,
WebServicesSDK,
UnivTransMgr,
DADataFederator,
HPNeoview,
DAMySQL,
SFORCE,
DANETEZZA,
DAIBMDB2,
IBM,
DAIBMInformix,
DAProgressOpenEdge,
DAOracle,
DASybase,
DANCRTeradata,
SamplesEN

I know it is a big work around to do, but I found only this way to do the same (installs just the Desktop Intelligence) :P
Answered 03/10/2009 by: clyrigham
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I'm not familiar with Business Objects Xi, but you could try the following.

Ideally you should make all of your changes in a transform and just select the features that you want to install, just like clyrigham suggested. I wouldn't remove the features though.

You should look at the property INSTALLLEVEL and see what it's set at (typically it's 100), then change the InstallLevel of all the features that you don't want to be installed. You can do this by editing the Feature table and setting the 'Level' of the feature to a number that is greater than the InstallLevel property (e.g. 101).

If you were to set these features InstallLevels as a number higher than the INSTALLLEVEL property, then your users would be able to install these features via add/remove programs by performing a modify. Otherwise you could set the features InstallLevel's as '0' and this would stop them from appearing in Add/Remove programs when performing a modify.

Alternatively you could try parsing a command line variable which should just install the feature that you require. E.g. "msiexec.exe /i NameofMsi.msi TRANSFORMS=Name.MST ADDLOCAL=NameOfFeature" This will install the one and only feature that you require (you can also append other features to this if necesary).

All of this is assuming that 'Desktop Intelligence' is a feature and not just a component ! [:D]
Answered 03/10/2009 by: michaelnowell
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