Hi All,

Sorry if this has been said before, I need to figure this out quickly.

Got a program called Elm Library, downloaded the demo from there site.

It has a MSI in the setup.exe. I can extract the MSI, but it wont let me run it as it says use the EXE.

For the life of me I can not remember how to edit the MSI with ORCA to tell it not to use the setup.exe

What tables do i need to modify to do this.
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Hi there,

Think we are on to a winner here, but for me it is not so good.
It has come up with a Error1335, the Data1.cab file is corrupt and cannot be used.

Bugger

There website is rubbish, the amount of times I have downloaded that software and its done the same thing.

Cheers for your reply pal.
Answered 03/15/2010 by: Thegunner
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You could try installing your MSI on a different machine and see if you get the same error. If it installs, then it's the first machine. If it doesn't, then maybe it's the MSI.

If it installs on a second machine, it could also be that something is not right with msiexec. You can try to install a different MSI on the problem machine and see if it installs. If it does, then something must be wrong with the MSI or files you have. If is does not, you might have a problem with the installer engine on that machine. You can unregister the installer and reregister it (msiexec /unregister then msiexec /regserver) and see if it installs then.

Also, you might try running procmon to see where the problem is occurring.
Answered 03/15/2010 by: bearden3
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Enable Windows Installer verbose logging, execute the setup.exe and when the MSI is called check the log to find out the parameters passed to the MSI.
Then use those parameters or create a transform and see if that helps.

Is it an internal or external cab?
Answered 03/15/2010 by: AngelD
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Edit the MSI with Installshield Editor and check the launch condition table and remove respective entries in this table.

Or you can either search for the ISSETUPDRIVEN property in msi and delete it from package.

You can install your msi indivisually without exe.
Answered 03/16/2010 by: sushantnarlawar
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ORIGINAL: AngelD

Enable Windows Installer verbose logging, execute the setup.exe and when the MSI is called check the log to find out the parameters passed to the MSI.
Then use those parameters or create a transform and see if that helps.

Is it an internal or external cab?



Good point, by the way it's an internal cab file.
Answered 03/16/2010 by: Thegunner
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Hi Damian,
just put the hole thing (exe) on senduit.
Is this a free SW? If yes, post the link to senduit here. Otherwise send me a PM.
Regards, Nick
Answered 03/17/2010 by: nheim
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Hi Damian,
this file is definitely corrupt!
Please inform the provider about this problem.
Regards, Nick
Answered 03/21/2010 by: nheim
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ORIGINAL: nheim

Hi Damian,
this file is definitely corrupt!
Please inform the provider about this problem.
Regards, Nick


Thought as much, have been in contact with the vendor trying to get them to send me the CD with the software.

Cheers for your time checking this out for me.

Really appreciate it.

Damo
Answered 03/21/2010 by: Thegunner
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