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Hello everyone
I have created two MSI files and I'm trying to find a way to install these MSI's one by one right after each other. I tried to edit one of these MSI packages and use "Install MSI from Installation" in custom actions to run the second MSI file within the first one, but I found out it's unfortunatly not possible! After a quick search in Appdeploy.com, I found out the only way to do this is to create custom action 7 (Nested install residing in the installation package).

Please give me any articles how can I create custom action 7?

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Happy
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[klaxon sound in background]Avoid! Avoid! Avoid! :) Nested installs are the Devil's work.

Use your authoring tool to create a wrapper EXE instead and just shell out in there to each MSI, using MSIExec.EXE as the program to call and the usual command-line arguments. A typical MSIExec command line would look like this:

MSIExec /I [path_to_and_name_of_MSI] TRANSFORMS=[path_to_and_name_of_MST] /qb /l*v %temp%\[appname].log

Use AppDeploy's 'Search' facility to look for 'wrapper', to turn up some examples. Your authoring software will, without doubt, have examples and details in its help file and/or tutorial.
Answered 03/10/2008 by: VBScab
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If you do want to use nested/concurrent install then the below links should provide info on doing this in wise
https://kb.altiris.com/article.asp?article=2955&p=1
http://juice.altiris.com/article/2776/nested-msis-basics-and-directions
Answered 03/10/2008 by: AngelD
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Thanks again AngelD. I met another problem! What must I do to make this MSI file(s) to be installed with elevated privileges on a clients where user has not admin rights to install applications/drivers?
Answered 03/11/2008 by: mehappy
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Well, that depends on your deployment solution.
What do you use?
Answered 03/11/2008 by: AngelD
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I'm using Wise Package Studio 7.0
Answered 03/11/2008 by: mehappy
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No, what application do you use to install the package.
Such as Manually installation, AD/GPO, SMS, Altiris...
Answered 03/11/2008 by: AngelD
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oh, sorry :-) we are using Radia. It works in such a way that it depolys MSI packages to the clients using AD or/and own policies.
Answered 03/11/2008 by: mehappy
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Have no experience with Radia but does it install using an account with admin permissions on the client such as the system account?
Answered 03/11/2008 by: AngelD
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Yes, Radia runs all installations as a system account.
Answered 03/12/2008 by: mehappy
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Then you should not have any problem and you only should have to rely on self-repair if needed.
Answered 03/12/2008 by: AngelD
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