I am having real problems getting this d*mn bit of software to repackage properly - I'm hoping someone out there can help me!

Here's my situation:

Using Installshield Adminstudio 7
OS is WinXP SP2 + Patches
IBM iSeries V5R4 + Service Pack

I've tried a straight snapshot etc, including reboot which will install fine but on uninstall it seriously b*g*ers up the machine. I've tried install monitoring, this misses out files for some reason. Have also tried to follow the instructions in an earlier post on here, but to no avail.

Has anyone got a sure-fire way to get this app repackaged? I know that IBM have released a Beta of an MSI-ish version, but I need to do this will a stable release. Any help seriously appreciated.

Thanks,
Doug.
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I probably don't have to metion this... but are you using a clean machine? What are the actual errors/issues you're having. Please be specific.
Answered 10/12/2006 by: Secondlaw
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I am indeed using a clean machine.

The issues I'm having are that when it uninstalls, it's leaving the machine virtually unusable - accessing shares via unc path throws up errors, Computer Management snap-ins are failing, can't map a network drive etc etc.

I'm gonna try again this morning to see if I can get a better result, but any help appreciated.

Doug.
Answered 10/13/2006 by: dgdavis
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Hi dgdavis,


Use installrite to check if there are files or registry modified upon removing your application.


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Answered 10/13/2006 by: knight
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Ok. I've got further. The main problem I'm having now is that when I run the iSeries Navigator application I'm getting a C++ runtime error as follows:

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Runtime Error!

Program: C:\Program Files\IBM\Client Access\cwbunnav.exe

This applciation has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the application's support team for more information.
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All the other components of the application are now working fine and uninstall appears to be working too. Any ideas on this one? Really would appreciate the help.

Thanks,
Doug.
Answered 10/13/2006 by: dgdavis
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This is going to sound offensive, but seriously, use the MSI they provide. It worked with no problem. Add it under the MACHINE configuration (not user) and it will install peacefully on next bootup.

Or potentially you should make your package fall under Machine Config rather than User Config to see if that helps.

The error I got when using their MSI under User Config (Publish) was Error 1713.
Answered 10/14/2006 by: ticklemeozmo
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ticklemeozmo,

I have taken your advice and downloaded the Tech Preview from IBM. However, when I try and run a setup /a to get the msi out, it fails saying that emut.cab cannot be found. Did you have any issue like this?

Doug.
Answered 10/16/2006 by: dgdavis
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ORIGINAL: gordonf
IBM pulled the tech preview. Anyone have a copy I can download?
Yeh, imagine that: a vendor pulling a TP after TWO YEARS. Anyway, there are a gazillion versions of CA available from the IBM web site. Alternatively, your IBM host Johnnies should have copies on one or more of your hosts.

Please do not resurrect old threads, especially for posts like this which really have no place here.

In case anyone actually read the whole thread, IBM's MSIs *still* don't include all the features which their native installer does. I think they managed to remember to include Navigator (!) but it by no means represents the same bundle, so the advice still stands: avoid IBM MSIs for now and for your capture remember that, even though their DLLs contain the DLLRegisterServer entry-point, they cannot be registered using RegSvr32. In INSTALLDIR, you'll find CWBSREG.EXE which you must use instead. Finally, you need to run PCSWS.EXE with the '/regserver' switch, register all the TLBs using REGTLIB (free d/l from MS or in the SDK) and open up HKLM\Software\IBM for write access for 'Everyone' or the application group if you use those.

I think that's everything...
Answered 11/18/2008 by: VBScab
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