Hi,

I package some vendor application (.exe, not msi) by using AdminStudio. I found the msi has FLEXnet and Macrovision files within which will install on user machine.

I have tried to edit that msi file by InstallShield and removed those from "Files and Folders" but when it run on user machine it show error message like " Cannot continue . File not found on file table..."

Is there a way to exclude them from install on user computer ? I appreciate if you could show me steps how to exclude them from install into user computer

 

Thanks in advance

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It appears that although you`ve removed those files from Files and Folder, other references of the files in the MSI database havent been removed.

To cleanly remove the files, first ascertain the components it resides from the File table.

  • Make sure that there are no other resources specific to application in the component
  • If not then delete the whole component
  • If present then delete only the file from the component.
  • Save and Compile it.

Its better if you do the changes in your ISM file.

Answered 06/09/2012 by: akki
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  • Can I do that on AdminStudio ? I just want simple way to exclude FlexNET and its services intall from my MSI into our staff computer which have restriction set.
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Do not delete it just from File table. the file has reference at many places. It is best to delete it from the GUI mode.

You can create a template and an exclusion list for your environment. In that way what ever folders you exclude will never get captured.

Answered 06/12/2012 by: piyushnasa
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  • How do you create a template and exclusion list from AdminStudio ?
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Also ensure that there are no active custom actions releated to FlexNet in any of the sequences.. Good Luck..

Answered 06/14/2012 by: jagadeish
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FYI FlexNET is many times a merge module... many times you can just uncheck the box in IS:)

Answered 06/13/2012 by: dandirk
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  • Can I do that on AdminStudio ? I just want simple way to disable FlexNET and FlexNet services intall from my MSI into our staff computer which have restriction set.
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