I'm sure this question has been asked many times and I apologize, but how do you add a wrapper around an MSI from within InstallShield? I have a MSI file that requires .NET 3.5 and Visual C++ redistributable 2008. I talked to my buddy and he said that you shouldn't include the files in the MSI, but add them to a wrapper. I took a small course on adminstudio but they briefly touched this aspect. Normally in the past I would create an AutioitScript that would check for registry keys and such and then wrap all the files into an SFX archive, but I was hoping the 10 grand we spent on AdminStudio would make this process a little easier. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. 

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  • Actually this particular package is going to be hosted on a corporate Intranet site so we are not going to be deploying it, but hosting it on a self serve basis.
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You can create a wrapper exe/vbs/bat which can install all these in sequence.

Which deployment tool are you using. You could chain these installations easily in SCCM or any other deployment tool you are using.

Answered 06/20/2013 by: piyushnasa
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Dot Net Framework BootStrapper works just fine for this kind of sequence. you dont really have to add that in the MSI. would just install it sequencially. While packaging there are some applications that would actually ask for a prerequisite. Where i use this . And it just works fine. If you need help just drop me a line @ sidhugorantla@gmail.com

Answered 06/25/2013 by: Sidhugadu
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