hi,

Is it is possible to run the first action is my Custom action in application packagging..

for that i set the Custom action sequence number to minimum number but i showing an error like after that costfinalize only it

is possible any body tell me what is the flow of actions that are followed by the Windows installer internally...please suggest

me..
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Please correct me if I have wrongly understood your requirement. Do you want one of your custom action to run prior running other custom actions?

It depends on what your custom action does. Try placing it after costinitialise.

If my understanding is wrong, you probably need to explain your requirement better.
Answered 04/12/2011 by: murali.bhat
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is possible any body tell me what is the flow of actions that are followed by the Windows installer internally

This is a good description of windows installer sequencing

http://installpac.wordpress.com/2008/04/09/windows-installer-sequencing/
Answered 04/13/2011 by: timmsie
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Hi,

muarli my question is that i want to run my custom action is first i.e,some standard actions are required to run a custom action or not i want the flow of windows installer sequencing plz...give me some better links
Answered 04/13/2011 by: hari4243
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give me some better linksAre you familiar with the author Dale Carnegie? LOL
Answered 04/13/2011 by: VBScab
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I'm surprised that anyone even tries to help you at all when you don't do anything yourself!

Sort the Sequence column and you'll have the order!
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Hi,

muarli my question is that i want to run my custom action is first i.e,some standard actions are required to run a custom action or not i want the flow of windows installer sequencing plz...give me some better links
Answered 04/13/2011 by: AngelD
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I'm not going to bother anymore, that link I provided is a great article. Especially for someone that knows nothing!
Answered 04/13/2011 by: timmsie
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Hi Angel,

i sort the sequence order and i place my custom action before the costinitialize action but the error is that place the custom action

after costfinalize for that my question is how the way thw windowsinstaller processing the actions for that i requierd the link i folled the

timmsie provided link in that i got some thing knowledge thanks to timmsie..
Answered 04/13/2011 by: hari4243
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The crystal balls are dimmed today!

You really need to tell us what the custom action does and type
Answered 04/13/2011 by: AngelD
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my custom action is just popuping the notepad.exe while installing an msi
Answered 04/13/2011 by: hari4243
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and how did you author the CA?
provide us with the details!
what does a verbose log tell you during execution (of the MSI)?
Answered 04/13/2011 by: AngelD
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during the execution the log shows that put the CA after the Costfinalize action and i put that i got that also my question is that why i need to put after the costfinalize ...i want run my CA as the first action when the WI acuisition process starts..
Answered 04/13/2011 by: hari4243
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Immediate or Deferred CA?
UI and/or Execute sequence?

What happend to provide use with the details?
Answered 04/13/2011 by: AngelD
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Give it up, Kim. You'll find banging your head against a brick wall more rewarding.

This chump needs to go on a course or at the very least do some proper research about WI but has shown no evidence of having done any yet.
Answered 04/13/2011 by: VBScab
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it's immediate CA
Answered 04/13/2011 by: hari4243
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WOW, thanks for the DETAILS!

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it's immediate CA
Answered 04/13/2011 by: AngelD
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