Hi - I am somewhat new to package creation, but have used the Installshield AdminStudio Suite to create some .msi's that have worked well, however, I am not at expert level with this at all.

I want to customize Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard to add the Product Key, remove the EULA prompt, not pompt for default language, etc. I have installed the INstallshield Tuner 7.0 for Adobe Acrobat, and it seems very easy to create the .mst file with my customizations. My question is, how do I apply this newly created transform file to the existing .msi?

I select the .itw file, then "Create a new Transform", then select my .msi file. Accept the default for location and name of the .mst, do all of my customizations, etc. Then what? I choose Project/Test, and everything looks OK - the Product key is already there, etc. I've gone to Project/Package or Packaging Wizard, it says Packaging completed when done, but it seems like all it does it really copy the files to the network location that I specifiy. When I either run the msi manually, or install via GPO as a test, the settings from the .mst do not seem to be integrated into the .msi. So for lack of a better term, how do I get the .mst settings into the .msi? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Hmm.. are you applying the MST from the command line?

msiexec /i "yourmsi.msi" TRANSFORMS="yourtrans.mst"

Answered 09/20/2005 by: turbokitty
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Or if you're used to work with ORCA you can open the original .msi in there and then choose 'apply transform'. After applying your transform file you can save your new .msi with all you customizations. I know, this is a little dirty. However as long as you know what you change exactly and you change it in a correct way - why not?
And you don't have to care about the .mst files during deployment...
Answered 09/20/2005 by: rpfenninger
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