Hi,

I have an MSI installation which requires us to enter a serial number during the install. This isn't a problem when installing manually, but I would like to roll out this install via group policy. I would therefore like to create an MST file containing the serial number. I've opened the MSI in Orca, and found the following row in the control table:
SerialNumber, MaskedEdit, ISX_SERIALNUM, ????-???-????????-########, RadioGroup
I've tried replacing ????-???-????????-######## with the actual serial number, and when I run the MSI and manually specify the MST (msiexec /i application.msi TRANSFORMS=serial.mst), the install launches, I go through the wizard, the serial number screen is presented, with the correct serial number filled in, however when I press next, it errors saying 'Serial Number is Invalid', if I just run the MSI and enter the serial manually, it is accepted. Can anyone suggest how I can add the serial number to an MST?

Many thanks

Ben
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That wont be the key your after, what that does, I believe, is deal with the format expected for the serial number and nothing to do with using it during the installation.

You can try looking at the serial number dialog for what property to use or log the installation when you do it manually, and you will see the serial number being passed internally to a property. You then add that property to the Property table and populate it with your serial number.

Voila, in theory :)

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Answered 03/26/2008 by: Inabus
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Ah yes, thanks! I had to create a Property called ISX_SERIALNUM in the Properties table, and add the serial number to that.

Many thanks!

Ben
Answered 03/26/2008 by: bjblackmore
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Glad you found it.

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Answered 03/26/2008 by: Inabus
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