I have extracted the Macromedia Captivate MSI from the setup.exe but is still asks for Installshield Script to be installed. The MSI is checking for ISS right at the beginning and erroring out because ISS not present. Does indicate that the MSI relys on the ISS for completion or is it possible to modify the MSI to be self contained?

Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?

Any help is appreciated.

Howard Lindsay
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I have extracted the Macromedia Captivate MSI from the setup.exe but is still asks for Installshield Script to be installed. The MSI is checking for ISS right at the beginning and erroring out because ISS not present. Does indicate that the MSI relys on the ISS for completion or is it possible to modify the MSI to be self contained?

Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?

Any help is appreciated.

Howard Lindsay


Many Installshield MSI's have a dependency on ISScript of one version or another. ISScript is normally provided as an MSI too. As with all dependencies, I tend to deliver first if required, then deliver application. That way you keep things simple, do not alter the vendors MSI (best practise if possible) and the applicatuion is installed as the vendor intended.
Answered 06/07/2005 by: GB1
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Thank you GB1. The Installshield script enging does not extract from the setup.exe so I will see if I can download it. This particular app (Macromedia Captivate) is using Installshield Script engine 10.x. Any ideas where I could get it from?

Thank you for your help.

Howard Lindsay
Answered 06/08/2005 by: helpdesk
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FYI,

I have since found out that in fact when I run the setup.exe with the /a switch it does extract a second MSI.... "ISScript10.Msi" to the following directory C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Temp\
Well, what do ya know! My search has ended!

Thank you.

Howard Lindsay
City of Melbourne
(Australia)
Answered 06/08/2005 by: helpdesk
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