I am new to packaging.
I have an MSI file that starts another application jsut before the final step of installation. The other application that is kicked off from the MSi asks a set of questions like database path and license number etc.

Is there a way to create an MST file so that I can also answer the questions asked by the application started while installing the msi?

My original aim is to do a silent install of the msi. I am able to achive this by generating the mst file for the original msi but since the msi kicks off anothe application which requires answers, my silent install is still having to have user interaction.

I am stuck with this for a long time. Any help is appreciated.

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If the other application is an EXE then you will either have to capture it to an MSI (do you have an MSI-authoring application, e.g. InstallShield?) so that you can provide the necessary input or ask the vendor whether the EXE can use an answer file of its own. If it can, you can include the answer file in an MST (you should never directly edit a vendor-supplied MSI). My route would definitely be the former.
Answered 01/26/2012 by: VBScab
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Thank you very much for the reply. How can I include the answer file in an MST?
Answered 01/26/2012 by: ReddyLoyalty
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Just add it as a file, the same as you would any other file.

Please search the forum for the text "Phil Wilson" and heed the advice in the posts you find.
Answered 01/27/2012 by: VBScab
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