Greetings
The Vendor MSI is full of errors and we are having problems deploying the application.
I am now trying to repackage the msi for deployment via SMS 2003.
Was using WISE with the instructions from this site to repackage the msi, saving file as a wise project file.
It creates the .wsi, copies the installation folder, however I need to create a msi and a mst from this file.
Tried using the extracted msi from the setup.exe file to create an mst using Wise InstallTailor, the process hangs.
I know I mentioned that the msi is messed up, figured cant hurt..
So, how can I successfully create this .msi and .mst so I can deploy this app,

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Are there any switching options from the setup.exe ? Assume it's the bootwrapper? (I hate these also)
There might be a setup /a to extract everything ??

Or, run the setup manually until you get the opening screen "Welcome to the.... or something like that (don't close it), Explore you %temp% or in your profile under app data and see if the setup has placed the extracted files, including the MSI there.
Answered 03/29/2009 by: marcstolk
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Try to provide us with which application you're trying to deploy as that would help us a little bit more to help you.
What kind of problems are you facing?
Answered 03/31/2009 by: AngelD
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Hi All
The appliation is called Control-M by BMC Software, the setup file is wrapped with a windows installer, hope I'm saying this right, we have tried to repackage that msi and create mst but to no avail.
Used WISE on a clean machine, setupcapture, but WISE just hangs on the application.
Used Advaned Installer and was able to create the MSI and the MST, however we could not use SMS Installer to deploy app as we got Windows Installer errors on the test machines.
I did the steps about grabbing the MSI from %TEMP% folder and tried to use that ...no go.
We want to deploy app via SMS 2003 with a SMS Installer compiled .exe from the .ipf file with the script calling the msi with a TRANSFORM=app.mst line with the settings.
Forgive my vagueness as I'm still learning.
Please let me know what else you need from me

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Answered 04/02/2009 by: aneville
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How about the:
What kind of problems are you facing?
Answered 04/02/2009 by: AngelD
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I get
Windows Installer
The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance.

This occurs when I try to debug the SMS script and it errs out on each line %SYS32%\msiexec.xe in the SMS Installer script.
I can install from a command line np.
I compiled the msi and mst and copied to a distribution share.
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Answered 04/02/2009 by: aneville
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%SYS32%\msiexec.xe

Is this your typo in this forum or is this really in the script?
Should be
%SYS32%\msiexec.exe
Answered 04/15/2009 by: traxx
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- NEVER re-package a vendor MSI.
- What do you mean, it's full of errors?
- Does the MSI install OK using the command line outside of SMS control?
- Create a "dummy" MSI (e.g. containing an innocuous registry setting) and attempt to install that. I'll bet that errors with the same Windows Installer error, in which case you have a workstation problem, not an MSI one.
Answered 04/17/2009 by: VBScab
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