Hi,

The company I work for currently uses Installshield X Pro SP1 for packaging executables. Here lately I've been trying to create an msi installer. I can chose Basic MSI Project or even InstallScript MSI Project in my New Project dialog box, but when I finalize the build and come to the point of building the project, I only get options for CD-Rom, Web and single EXE, but no option to build it into a single MSI file. Is there a way to enable this in this version of Installshield? There seems like that there should be some sort of way of doing so.
I appreciate any and all help you guys can give me. Thanks.
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Hmm... well does anybody know of a freeware tool that will convert an exe to msi and let you add arguments to the shortcut of the file it puts on the desktop and start menu? I tried the Appdeploy Repackager tool (awesome tool, btw), but I couldn't find where I could set the shortcut arguments. I did modify the xml file to try to put it in that way, but that didn't work at all. If anybody knows how to do that or even if it's possible that might be the only way to create an msi. I still think it should be possible in Installshield X though.

Thanks.
Answered 10/30/2008 by: Cozmo1
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Where about are you getting the "CD-Rom, Web and single EXE" from the project Assistant or the release wizard?

It can be done but I havent used X for a while so cannot remember menu's - have you looked at http://kb.acresso.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalID=Q106212
Answered 11/01/2008 by: Tone
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Thanks for replying to my thread, Tone.

The prompts for "CD-Rom, Web and single EXE" are coming from the Project Assistant. If I try the Release Wizard, I was told by Acresso support that it should be a combination of Network media type + "Compress All Files" and uncheck the choice of "Create a single file executable..." Biggest problem with this is that I do not have an option to "Compress All Files" so it never makes an MSI file, but will create an EXE file.

I'm using Installshield X (10.01 not 10.5) Pro SP1 --- maybe there's a patch to upgrade it to 10.5, but I haven't seen it or can't find it. Installshield update does not offer it.
Answered 11/01/2008 by: Cozmo1
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Ah! Installshield update does not offer it because it costs money to upgrade it to 10.5. At one time being about $600 or so.Since upgrading is not possible there's got to be another way.

Any more recommendations out there?
Answered 11/01/2008 by: Cozmo1
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Can you change Setup Launcher property?

Media -> Releases -> <Configuration> -> <Release>
Setup Launcher = No
Answered 11/17/2008 by: Tone
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