I am packaging Crystal Reports V10 and all seemed to be fine. I created a response transform which added the PIDKEY etc and took care of all the dialogs and also added a new client shortcut folder. When I try to run the application as a silent install the issues arise. The application seems to install but does not install all of the components of the application or the shortcuts. If I just install the app(command line) without using silent switches(have tried qb/qb-/qb+/qr/qn) the install goes without a hitch and installs fully and correctly. Any ideas please? Thanks in advance...
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Hmmm, have you created a verbose log of the silent install? Can you see which components are missing against a working install? Do they have any conditions set on them?

Crystal Reports is a nightmare at the best of times, if you get the package finished without reconsidering your career at least once then you're doing well [;)]

Answered 01/31/2006 by: MSIPackager
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I have gotten it sorted. I just extracted the MSI from the exe and applied the transform to this MSI instead of the one provided Seagate. Should have just tried that in the first place!
Answered 02/06/2006 by: oreillyr
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Hi oreillyr,
glad to see you working it out.
Just a hint: CR Client is also available as MSM's.
Regards, Nick
Answered 02/06/2006 by: nheim
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Hi there,

How did you get around the required reboot? I ran the extracted MSI with MST but when it complete the install, I cancelled the reboot. I noticed that there were no icons in the Start Programs, so I rebooted and it ran msiexec again to complete the install. Is there a way to do the whole install in one hit, without rebooting?

Answered 02/09/2006 by: sammyvee73
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