I need to deploy FileMaker Pro 9.msi to all my users, but there are two msi file one is for version1, another one is version 3, so when I apply FileMaker Pro 9.msi (v1)file to my users, then I need to apply another FileMaker Pro 9.mis (v3) to users again, and this MSI file is from vendor, is anyway I can combined two MSI file into one?

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Lillian
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Hi,

I think this will be helpful...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306439...
http://itninja.com/question/nested-installation-with-2-msi-&-2-mst?
Answered 03/20/2008 by: akhlaque
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Hi Lillian,
you don't to do such big efforts to install FM9 v3!
The v3 updater is a full fledged installer itself.
Here is the receipt to install v3 directly:
First unpack the installer with 7zip or Uni-Extract.
For a functional Installpoint, you need the following files:
FileMaker Pro 9.msi
Data1.cab
Data2.cab
Data3.cab
Data4.cab
Assisted Install.txt
The 'Setup' subfolder.
10xx.mst for your preferred install language.

To make the installer run without version 9.0 v1, set 'FileMaker Pro 9.msi' to read only and open it in ORCA.
Then load your preferred language transform, like 1031.mst.
change the following line in the property table:
LanguagePackInstaller 0

Disable the following line in the InstallExecuteSequence table to set your own features:
SetDefaultFeatures OFF 992
(OFF means a condition which is not true)

Now you can disable all unwanted features.
Go to the feature table and set the 'Level' column to "0" in each line you want to disable.

To remove the AutoUpdater Plugin, go to the components table and set a condition which resolves always to untrue to the following line:
FileMaker_Pro_INSTALLDIR.Extensions.FMSAUC.fmx {3EC9555D-9D8E-41BC-8CE6-3A02852BDE7D} ...

Save the transform to my1031.mst

Be aware, that the 'setup' subfolder is needed, as one of the resource DLL's in it, is called by the MSI during the install.

The MSI reads some important variables from the file 'Assisted Install.txt' during a silent install. Some of them are:
- License Key
- Organization
- Desktop Shortcuts
- Language

Then start your installation with:
msiexec /i "FileMaker Pro 9.msi" TRANSFORMS=my1031.mst /qb

Regards, Nick
Answered 03/21/2008 by: nheim
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Nick,

Thanks for all the info, I know when I open each folder for V1 and V3, the only different is V3 do not have Assisted Install.txt, otherwise everything else is the same.

I do not have ORCA, I use wise package studio, according to your step, I will give it a try, and I will let you know how they go.

Thanks again

Lillian
Answered 03/22/2008 by: llian
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Hi Lillian.
You can download the Orca.msi from here, its about 1.8MB:
http://www.technipages.com/download-orca-msi-editor.html
Its a part of the Microsoft Installer software development kit (SDK) which you can download from here, its about 350MB:
http://www.microsoft.com/msdownload/platformsdk/sdkupdate

/Marcus
Answered 03/25/2008 by: Mackan75
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ORIGINAL: Mackan75
Its a part of the Microsoft Installer software development kit (SDK) which you can download from here, its about 350MB:
http://www.microsoft.com/msdownload/platformsdk/sdkupdate
The SDK is really an essential if you're doing any serious packaging work. I posted here on AppDeploy a list of what I regard as other essentials.
Answered 03/25/2008 by: VBScab
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Yes, I know, just wanted to give her the link for Orca so she can solve the problem she is having with this particular package [:)].
It seems that the link I provided for the SDK is dead, you will be re-directed to another MS-site.

/Marcus
Answered 03/25/2008 by: Mackan75
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Sorry, Marcus. My brain wasn't in gear this morning, as the heating in the office is broken. I meant to quote you but reply to Lilian.
Answered 03/25/2008 by: VBScab
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[:D] No problem. Hope the heating has been fixed

/Marcus
Answered 03/25/2008 by: Mackan75
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Nike,

I download the ORCA, but I can not follow the step you mentioned, so I use wisepacakage studio, create the "FileMaker Pro 9.mst" file, so here is the command
msiexec.exe /i "FileMaker Pro 9.msi" TRANSFORMS="FileMaker Pro 9.mst" /qb

but while I install this package, I still show the installer on the screen, how can I run this job in the silence mode


Thanks.

Lillian
Answered 03/31/2008 by: llian
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Nick,

When I download the OGCA, but I can not following the FileMaker_PRo_INSTALLDIR.Extensions.FMSAUC.fmx
so I just pass this and create an MST file,
here is the command I submit through dos prompt
msiexec.exe /i "FileMaker Pro 9.msi" TRANSFORMS="FileMaker Pro 9.mst" /qb, but I still see the processing of installation, how can I make a silence mode while I am doing the installation.

Thanks.
Lillian
Answered 03/31/2008 by: llian
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ORIGINAL: llian

msiexec.exe /i "FileMaker Pro 9.msi" TRANSFORMS="FileMaker Pro 9.mst" /qb, but I still see the processing of installation, how can I make a silence mode while I am doing the installation.


Why don't you try with /qn?
msiexec.exe /i "FileMaker Pro 9.msi" TRANSFORMS="FileMaker Pro 9.mst" /qn
Answered 04/01/2008 by: mehappy
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