Hi all,

The source came as an exe that launches the MSI. I added the ISSETUPDRIVEN=1 to the MSI and removed all launch conditions.
The MSI launches ok and installs OK manually.
I am using WISE to try and create an MST with all of the selections I need - consists of a server name & a Domain Admin user name and password and a few other bits.
What happens is the MST creation skips past all of the selections leaving me with a blank MST.

I have looked at he vendor MSI and there dont seem to be any properties that I can add for server name, username and passeword etc.

Any ideas how to make the MSI take to an MST creation?

I cant do a capture of the MSI, not only is this bad practice but the app is a cluster server app and therefore would have to be captured on a cluster server as it installs different components etc once it detects it is part of a cluster (which we do not have with WISE installed and also for our use).

What I really need is to be able to create a working MST but I just cant see how.
I have come across MSI's like this in the past and have had to end up capturing them so would really like to find a work around (if one exists).

Any advice will be greatly received

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Open Wise Installer Editor, select File-New-Other Templates-Transform-Click OK. Browse to the MSI that you want to base the transform on and click Open.

Within Wise, select Setup Editor and the the Dialogs tab. Browse through the individual dialogs until the find the ones where you'd want to enter the information (e.g. server name). Double click on the area where you'd add this information and it will open a properties dialog. This will show the property name that you'll need to set in the Properties table.

Alternatively, just run through the install with logging enabled and look for the property that relates to your entered value.
Answered 07/10/2009 by: michaelnowell
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Thanks for your reply.

I checked the Dialog table of the MSI and its blank - its my guess that the launch EXE contains this.

"Alternatively, just run through the install with logging enabled and look for the property that relates to your entered value"

I did this and it was helpful - I managed to pull the info from 2 reg entries - Half way there.

So... I added the reg entries to the MST and attempted to install (Both QR and QB switches).
The result was that 2 config tools got installed and nothing else.

So I checked the instal level property (in both MSI and MST) - set to 3. So I then checked the Feature table - All features are set to 1!

What I need is for all features to install (complete)

Answered 07/14/2009 by: addisj
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