Hi All,

Does anybody know how to create an MSI installing a file on network?

thanks,

knight
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you will need to write a custom action to see if the drive is mapped, otherwise map it, then copy the file to the desired location via a custom action.

that is one way of doing it!
Answered 12/21/2005 by: misk
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Its just like making a msi for a local app. Just capture the installation.
Answered 12/21/2005 by: sejacru
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ok, thanks. Is it possible in the msi to know the regional settings of a workstation?

or should i use script? Any idea / sample of a script.

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knight
Answered 12/21/2005 by: knight
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i think you can write a vbs that reads the regkeys out of the registry of the workstation...its to bad that i dont know any vbs scrips...bommer
Answered 12/21/2005 by: sejacru
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I am having a problem similar to this but yours is a little easier - just package the files needed to a folder stucture in the the root of one of your drives (not in any predefined folders). This can now be refered to in your MSI package via the ROOTDRIVE property be it a mapped network drive , URL or Web location the MSI will install the folder sturcture there automaticly. Just install using the ROOTDRIVE="X:\" property X is the drive letter or URL. Note - This usually works but to make your install more reliable use a SET PROPERTY custom action to set ROOTDRIVE instead - that should be rock solid.
Answered 12/21/2005 by: shanem98
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