I am new to packaging and have AdminStudio 9 but don't really know how to use it yet. I tried to repackage a program using the wizard and the snapshot but both fail. This program uses Wise Installation Wizard and I tried the /s switch to see if it would silently install and it did not. When I tried the switch the Windows Installer window comes up that lists all the switches. I need to somehow record the installation answers so I can deploy the app. Will an MST work since it looks like it is using the Windows installer and if so how can I easily create one? Does AdminStudio have any tools that can help without using the repackager to repackage this app into an MSI?
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Firstly, have a look at the installation source files. Is there an MSI any where? Is there a setup.exe or similar? if so when, when you run it can you find an MSI in any of your temp folders? most setup.exe's wrapper an MSI. If you can find the MSI, there is a good chance you can apply a transform to it.

If you have a installation with no MSI's in it or wrapped any where, then try the capture methodology. WSP call it tup capture and AS call it repackager (I think?)

What is the name of the application you are working with?
Answered 07/12/2011 by: Dodgyguy
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It does have an MSI so that is why I was hoping I could create a transform but the setup.exe must be run becasue the MSI throws an error if I just try to run it. The AS repackeger failed to package it correctly so I am looking for other otpion and tools. I'm not sure how to create an MST. I installed Orca but when I open the MSI I have no idea what I'm looking at and what to edit.

The application is called FH Mobile.
Answered 07/12/2011 by: jmoody76
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When you run the MSI what error do you get? Something along the lines of "you need to run setup.exe"?
Answered 07/12/2011 by: Dodgyguy
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Mostly i think the error u are gettingis the one which Dodgyguy mentioned. Check for Lunch conditions or custom actions.

As you are saying this uses wise installation wizard, ISSETUPDRIVEN=1 will not work.
Answered 07/12/2011 by: naveen.packager
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... Check for Lunch conditions or custom actions.

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lunch conditions: find a restaurant, have money, get a beer?

;-)
Answered 07/13/2011 by: kardock
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@ dogyguy - that is what I am getting that you need to run setup.exe.
Answered 07/13/2011 by: jmoody76
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lunch conditions: find a restaurant, have money, get a beer?
good one[:D]

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Have you checked if there is any launch condition or any custom action asking for setup.exe.
Answered 07/13/2011 by: naveen.packager
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No because I'm new to this and not sure where to look for a launch condition.
Answered 07/13/2011 by: jmoody76
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You will find packaging a major struggle unless you know the fundamentals first. Before you do anything else, read and digest Phil Wilson's The Definitive Guide To Windows Installer.
Answered 07/13/2011 by: VBScab
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Thanks, I will check out the book.
Answered 07/13/2011 by: jmoody76
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