Hello everyone,
I am working on packaging an application. It is a setup.exe that calls an msi from the vendor.The MSI can be installed with ISSETUPDRIVEN=1 to the msi.
The Setup up has 4 to 5 dialogs asking for user input, However if I run the MSI by double clicking it there are no dailogs showing up. What could be the reason for this?

I have written a custom action and that checks the domain name and copies the server IP address to a registry location. This should happen before the installation begins. However after incuding this custom action in the MST the application is not installating. No shortcut and ARP entry.
I have kept the CA in Deffered system context and after registry write sequence so that the registry is not overwritten.

What should be done to make it work. Please help.
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Quick questions for you -
1. Are you sure that the setup.exe is just acting as to initiate the execution of MSI?
2. When the .msi is run stand-alone, does it install the application correctly?
Answered 01/24/2011 by: WiseAppPackager
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The MSI can be installed with ISSETUPDRIVEN=1 to the msi.
if I run the MSI by double clicking it there are no dailogs showing up. Do you think, perhaps, that these 2 pieces of information might be related?

By default, the MSI is expecting to be run by SETUP.EXE. By double-clicking, you have not passed the ISSETUPDRIVEN property and value to it that fools it into believing that it IS being so run.
Answered 01/24/2011 by: VBScab
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