I have'nt done Custom Action so far.I am using wise 5.6.Can any one tell the details how to use custom Action in detailed manner.
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It depends for what u want to use the custom action...Please be clear....
Answered 07/01/2008 by: yshariff
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I want to know when we go for a custom Action.what are possible ways when we go for a custom Action.I think it is clear.
Answered 07/01/2008 by: Packaging123
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Yshariff's question was justified, in that you do not state what you want the Custom Action to do. So,

- Start WPS
- Click 'Help/Help Topics'
- The 3rd topic from the bottom of the topic list is 'Custom Action Reference'. Start there.

Then, digest Aaron Stebner's blog stuff http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2005/10/30/487015.aspx
Answered 07/01/2008 by: VBScab
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Answered 07/22/2008 by: bheers
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We will use custom action also using VB script some times if the task is not working fine through MSI.
Example: If your msi should install service while installing.sometimes it doesnt install.then we try to add services using registry key.If that also doesn't works.Then We can vb script to create service by placing the VB Script in Proper sequence.
Answered 09/24/2008 by: ak1984
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We will use custom action also using VB script some times if the task is not working fine through MSI.
Example: If your msi should install service while installing.sometimes it doesnt install.then we try to add services using registry key.If that also doesn't works.Then We can vb script to create service by placing the VB Script in Proper sequence.
I just revisited this, having spotted a 'Rated' star for the topic.
- There are obviously some things you can't do in an MSI itself but, in general, CAs should be regarded as a last resort.
- Using the registry to set up services is probably why they're failing. That's what the ServiceInstall and ServiceControl tables are for.
Answered 10/08/2008 by: VBScab
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