Hi,

I have been searching the web for this but haven't fount a solution.

My Problem ...

I am installing software trough gp with the help of an mst file ... this works fine. But the problem is that i want't to copy one ore 2 txt files after the installation has finished to the pc.

I am using an seperate (start up script for that).

But it must be possible to copy those files during or just after te installation but how ... some mention this is possible with a transform file but how ??

So basicly: after installation or during: copy one ore 2 self made txt files to some folder on the pc

thanks in advance
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Simply stated, (yes you can) add the files to your transform file.

Open the msi (or the existing MST on top of the original MSI), add the files (streamed/external cab/uncompressed), Save As transform file.

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Answered 11/03/2011 by: pjgeutjens
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Open the msi (or the existing MST on top of the original MSI), add the files (streamed/external cab/uncompressed), Save As transform file.

Do you have an example or a link to an example, it's still not clear to me how to do this exactly
Answered 11/03/2011 by: verdicom
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I strongly suspect from reading between the lines that the files you are copying are targetted at the user's profile. This complicates things somewhat, especially given the level of knowledge you currently have.

Nobody has time to walk you through this step-by-step. I suggest reading and digesting Phil Wilson's The Definitive Guide To Windows Installer as, without knowing the fundamentals of Windows Installer, you'll struggle with the very steep learning curve. Then I suggest you seek out John McFadyen's blog about self-healing and use either that or Active Setup to install your files.
Answered 11/04/2011 by: VBScab
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Ok,

Will check that out but the files don't need to be copied to the users profile, just to a directory in windows and some other folder on the root drive ..

thanks for the help
Answered 11/04/2011 by: verdicom
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