Have developed a script using Wise Installer for Windows 6.1

I am taking several open source tools (Eclipse, Jboss, Ant, etc), and installing them,

Each of the above packages is shipped as a single zip. I expand the zips, perform some customisation, and then rezip and creeate a self extracting zip.

Have written a single MSI script that took each of these and installed in a set sequence, setting the various enviornment variables.

Now wish to change this as at present I install the self extracting zips to the client machines before invoking the self extraction. What I want is a simple MSI script that calls each of the binaries on the network. Am attempting to use ExecuteFromPath action, but the path may change, and so what I want is the current path of the MSI binary, as the other files will always be in the same directory as that.

How do I find out what the path is to the currently running MSI script.

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Hi there,

Use the SourceDir Property.
It contains the full-path to the directory the msi resides in when executing an MSI installation.

Answered 07/12/2006 by: peska
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in vbscript that would be:
sSourceDir = Session.Property("SourceDir")
Answered 07/12/2006 by: AngelD
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The same in Jscript:
sSourceDir = Session.Property("SourceDir");

Gotta promote Jscript a bit ;-)
Answered 07/13/2006 by: peska
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