Hey All,

I was wondering if someone would be able to help me. I am attempting to packaging Crystal Reports XI to deploy through group policy. I have got the transform to a stage where the .msi will open, etc but when it gets the stage of the product key, it says its invalid, even tho if i run the installer through setup.exe the code is accepted. I am wondering if there is some special formating needed for the PIDKEY property in the transform. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,

Dan

I have followed instructions in the post http://itninja.com/question/install-string-for-crystal-reports-xi
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that is a problem with a lot of setup.exe installations I've seen. If there's a way to log the setup.exe installation you could look in the log and see what the PIDKEY property is set to. Does the vendor have a silent switch for setup.exe or any resources you can use?
Answered 10/22/2007 by: aogilmor
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Hi Dan,
install the app with the setup.exe, but switch on MSI logging and have a look in the logfile. Search for the command line. Most likely, you find the calling options you need to execute the MSI without the launcher.
Hope this gives you some ideas.
Regards, Nick
Answered 10/23/2007 by: nheim
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I had a similar problem when I tried getting a transform going. Ended up resolving it by making sure the propery name for PIDKEY was in all caps.
Answered 11/08/2007 by: SpriteAM
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