Hello Everyone

I have been working on this package and it's been two days now and these are the challenges I am facing:

The vendor provided media is an InstallShield EXE with bunch of other folders, files, registry files and EXEs. 

Step 1:

I tried extacting any hidden MSIs and I was able to find two, one was a vc2005 redistributable and the other a USB security key driver but no hidden MSI for the IDWorks software itself.

Step2:

I installed the hidden MSIs and ran the Setup.exe so that it would skip the already installed MSIs and I would get a clean capture but it did not detect the preinstalled software and reinstalled them anyways.

Step3:

I tried to capture the entire installation and as opposed to selecting the snapshop, I opted for the Install Monitoring and it detected that it was an InstallShield Setup and advised that InstallShield Professional Logging Method would be a better option than repackaging. I followed the instructions found here but when I tried generating the MSI out of the logged output, it errored out and stopped compiling. The log file says "invalid line found in inr" and that's it.

http://kb.flexerasoftware.com/doc/Helpnet/adminstudio901/Content/ashelplibrary/ISRConceptRepackagingMethodsProEngine.htm

Has anyone worked on this application before? I have even tried running the setup.exe silently with all switches imaginable and nothing works.

Suggestions?

 

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