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Hi folks, I have edited an MSI using orca. In the property table where the value "SERIALNUM" appears I have put in the serial number for the application. The problem I have when i deploy it through SMS I still get prompted for the serial number even though I have it saved in the MSI. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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Stupid question, but does the MSI use that property to write a file/INI/registry entry? There are templates floating around which have that property in as a default but the MSI doesn't necessarily use it. There's a similar property in Wise Package Studio templates called PIDKEY.
Answered 09/10/2008 by: VBScab
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Ian,

I'm surprised you didn't mentioned that any modifications to a vendor MSI should be done in a transform ;)

/Kim
Answered 09/10/2008 by: AngelD
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That's because, unlike you, I haven't assumed that it is a vendor MSI. All the OP says is that he "edited an MSI..." :)
Answered 09/10/2008 by: VBScab
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hehe nice catch Ian, however the SERIALNUM property indicates it... ah damnit, thats the assumption again =)
Answered 09/10/2008 by: AngelD
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Thanks very much guys for your suggestions, you wouldn't believe that I spotted a space that shouldn't have been in the serial number. Sometimes we overlook the simple things.
Answered 09/11/2008 by: mbulfin
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Great mbulfin!

So could you tell us if this was a vendor MSI or not.
Answered 09/11/2008 by: AngelD
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Yes it was
Answered 09/11/2008 by: mbulfin
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ORIGINAL: mbulfin

Yes it was

Case closed [8D]
Answered 09/11/2008 by: AngelD
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Yes it was...in which case - in case the above wasn't clear - you ought to be using a transform to make changes. The accepted practise is to never, EVER edit a vendor-supplied MSI unless forced to (at gun-point, probably.) I have yet to find any circumstance in which I had to edit a vendor MSI rather than using a transform.
Answered 09/12/2008 by: VBScab
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