Hey all, my experience w/ wps7 is fairly limited. I've repackaged a few .exe into .msi, but wps did most of the work for me, and i've created a few wise script .exe. I'm trying to take an existing .msi and change the install drive but I'm not sure where in the installer i'm supposed to do this.

The default location is c:\program files\....
I would like it to be q:\.......

If anyone has the time to walk me through this I'd greatly appreciate it

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Change the INSTALLDIR property in the Directory table. Along with this, change its parent folders.

You should also check if there are any other property /custom actions which requires change.
Answered 01/06/2011 by: murali.bhat
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another option use a set directory custom action (immediate) and sequence after costfinalize
Answered 01/06/2011 by: cygan
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Change the INSTALLDIR property in the Directory tableOpen any MSI you have. Do you see a single one which has a drive letter in the Directory table? :-)

Use the ROOTDRIVE property to redirect the default installation drive.
Answered 01/06/2011 by: VBScab
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oops.. my apologies... Thanks for pointing VBScab.

Yes, changing the ROOTDRIVE will change the installation drive.
Answered 01/06/2011 by: murali.bhat
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Since you're referring to the Q:-drive, a word of warning: this drive letter is commonly used to deploy App-V packages on. So if your company is using, or plans to use, App-V, you might be in for some nasty surprises when you have already installed any physical stuff on a drive with that letter.

This all presuming you weren't actually talking about an App-V package... :-)
Answered 01/07/2011 by: Jonassis
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FYI, App-V does not REQUIRES the Q drive. it's the suggested default. ourselves, we are planning to use the B drive which does not exist in our environment, so no chance to get a conflict, in case a user as mapped the Q drive. using the subst command will get us the B drive.
Answered 01/10/2011 by: kardock
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The B drive is for a 5 1/4" floppy... You didn't get rid of those did you? :)
Answered 01/19/2011 by: Secondlaw
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thanks for all the replies everyone. I got pulled in different direction for a little while, and logged back in and tons of replies. It is much appreciated. I'll definitely give these a shot.

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Answered 02/16/2011 by: neville99
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the B drive is for a floppy, yes. but not specifically a 5 1/4". it could be any floppy.

our computers does not have floppies anymore. we boot from the network to image a new one.

anyway, who need floppy these days? ;-)

even though B is for floppy, you can still use it whichever way you want, including substituting it.
Answered 02/16/2011 by: kardock
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