What do you guys and gals do when the -r or /r option do not create a iss file when you are trying to create an answer file for an installshield installer?

so I run my setup.exe -r or setup.exe /r but I do not ever find a a setup.iss file when I have finished the installation. I know the installer is a Installshield wrapper because it says Installshield when I initially doubleclick setup.exe.

Is there anything that I should be trying different? Is there something specific I need on my machine? Do I need to create that setup.iss file ahead of time and then the app will write to it?

Jason
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is there an .ins file? what version Installshield?

Setup.exe -r works making a response file.

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Answered 05/16/2005 by: Bartesque
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There is an setup.ins file, I dont have Installshield at all I am just looking to make a response file.

Is that what the problem is? I need to have a full version of Installshield loaded on my machine to generate a setupfile?

All the Faq's I have been reading make it look like all I need is to type setup.exe -r to generate the .iss file.

When I do a command of Setup.exe -r it starts the installer and I walk through it but no setup.iss file ever appears.

Jason
Answered 05/16/2005 by: jwarner777
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No, no additional installshield installation is necessary .. by default, Setup.iss is placed in Windows folder once completed the installation.
Answered 05/16/2005 by: Bartesque
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Thats what I needed to know! I was looking for the setup.iss file to be generated in the folder where the setup.exe was. I didnt know that it would go to my c:\windows directory. I looked there on my system and sure enough there it was!

Thank you a billion times over Bartesque!

Jason
Answered 05/16/2005 by: jwarner777
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Sure

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Answered 05/16/2005 by: Bartesque
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