Dear All,

I'm in learning phase of repackaging using Install Shield. I have repackagaed Citrix webclient. The problem is when I install raw application I'm able to access citrix web applications. If I install repackaged MSI and trying to access application like Excel it giving error " access denied to the specified path " Can any one please tellme why I'm getting this problem.

With Many Thanks,
Satya.
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Can you please confirm that you are not repackaging an existing MSI ... ?
Answered 02/21/2005 by: brenthunter2005
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Hi,

I'm repackaging ica32t.exe not the msi

Thanks,
Satya.
Answered 02/21/2005 by: msvkumar
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Hello,

If you go back to the Citrix Clients download webpage, you can also download the .MSI file as well. This will be much better!
Answered 02/21/2005 by: brenthunter2005
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My requirement is to repackage this ica32t.exe. It giving access to specified device,path or file is denied.
Answered 02/21/2005 by: msvkumar
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Hi Msvkumar,

As you stated you are a new to repackaging then it might be wise to listen to BrentHunter - its generally accepted that its bad practice to repackage MSI's. I have deployed the MSI that Brent Hunter mentions for many clients with various network configurations, citrix configurations etc and have always found the MSI provided to be the easiest method of deployment. If you need to customise it create a MST file.

Also, if you do have errors repackaging anything, the first thing I usually do is obtain a log ("msiexec /i EXAMPLE.MSI /L*v c:\EXAMPLE.LOG") and look in there for what might be causing the error. Posting relevant sections can help figuring out what is going wrong. But in this case I'd say forget about repackaging it and use the vendor MSI, or give a pretty good reason why you have to repackage it.

Hope that helps

Rgds

Paul
Answered 02/21/2005 by: plangton
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Dear Paul ,

Thanks for the reply. I'm working in as repackager and I'm still in learning mode for repackaging. My client requirement is to repackage ica32t.exe and access the webserver to access applications. The problem I'm facing is after repackaging the ica32t.exe and installing I'm not able to access the applications. I also want to know how to determine applications are (e.g., ica32t.exe) suitable for repackaging or not.

Many Thanks,
Msv
Answered 02/22/2005 by: msvkumar
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Thanks for the support plangton! [:D]
Answered 02/22/2005 by: brenthunter2005
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Gday Msv,

Well, the general rule is where the vendor provides an MSI, use that instead of repackaging. Sometimes it doesn't always work that way and you have to repackage a vendor provided MSI, but its relatively rare in my experience (though I've just recently gone through the joy of having to do that).

In this case, I'm assuming the client is relying on your packaging experience to guide them - I'd tell them that repackaging the ica32t client is a bad idea when Citrix kindly provide an MSI file. I'm pretty sure Citrix also have comprehensive deployment documentation and their forums are a good source of information too. At least give the vendor provided MSI a try before resorting to repackaging would be my advice.

Feel free to ignore it as you see fit :)

Paul
Answered 02/22/2005 by: plangton
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Thanks a lot Paul!! for the valuable suggestions
Answered 02/23/2005 by: msvkumar
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