Can any body let me know how to MASK a computer name in a network deployment application while packaging using Installshield Dev Studio?

I am trying to package 'ibm web application server 5.1_network deployment_nt' using snapshot method.
During installation, it captures the computer name and creates components and folders by this name. I tried replacing the computer name with [ComputerName] property. But since '[' is a special character, im not able to include this property in the Directory and Components table.Hence, i cannot install this package on any other machine.

So how to package it so that it could be used on other systems as well?

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Have you tried using the %ComputerName% variable?

Answered 04/01/2005 by: jonasm
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Hi there.

The component name won't matter.

As for the directory name(s), why don't you try setting it to [ComputerName] via custom action? It's worked for me in the past.
Answered 04/01/2005 by: greenmagnet
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I read somewhere ages ago about this and the guys used

[%COMPUTERNAME] to get around it. You can try that.
Answered 04/01/2005 by: MSIMaker
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How to display the computer name before Installinitialize through custom action through "Execute program from destination"
Answered 02/04/2011 by: dinesh@1993
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