Hi all

How can i Make a custom action to run a setup.exe from a program setup located on a network DFS share

If i run the setup from my computer run dialog i will type

like \\bdo.dk\dfs$\packages\caseware\setup.exe -s

im trying to put the path into the property table but what shall I write ?? it wont work

IF i make a property called instpath what is the syntax

I have also tried Installshield script

Do i really have to compile my own exe file running the install, and then running this from lokal installation

Sweede ;-)
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You need a "type 50" custom action:


The property should contain the full path to the executable ("\\bdo.dk\dfs$\packages\caseware\setup.exe").

The "-s" should be entered in the "Target" column of the "CustomAction" table.

Remember that the account running the custom action must have access to the share. If running the action in "deferred" mode, you cannot run it under the system account (unless you've configured the access to your share accordingly).

Also remember that many deployment tools use custom accounts to install software which may not have permissions to all areas of your network.
Answered 05/10/2005 by: WiseUser
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And thank you

It was a great help i got the install made I deploy by GPO so i ended up with a custom action type nr 3186

I use Deferred Execution in system context synchronous (ignore exit code) and the Install Exec Sequence

My problem was that I had only the path in the property and not EXE file

Sweede [:D]
Answered 05/11/2005 by: Sweede
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