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I am packaging an application using silent installation.
Before the completion of the installation ,one of the shortcuts is getting launched and asking for some configurations.
after we close the window the installation is finishing.
As the window was of an application related shortcut, i could not capture in setup.iss file.
please guide me on how to skip that window and complete install.
thanks,
ajmohan
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Hi Ajmohan,
From the post if i understood if you are capturing this application ,Then after installing the application during the capturing u run the shortcut and capture that as well .
If you have a transforms and use a third party tool to capture the pop windows ,and add those registry entry in your mst.
I think this will help you.
Thanks and regards
sumit
Answered 11/19/2007 by: sumitsingh1984
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I am packaging an application using silent installation.Once again, this shows the importance of using the correct language. What you're doing isn't packaging: you're creating a silent install file which isn't the same thing at all. As such, the advice above is useless.

If it were me, I *would* capture the process and produce an MSI, to which will be added whatever file or registry entry gets created by that shortcut call.
Answered 11/20/2007 by: VBScab
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ORIGINAL: VBScab

I am packaging an application using silent installation.Once again, this shows the importance of using the correct language. What you're doing isn't packaging: you're creating a silent install file which isn't the same thing at all. As such, the advice above is useless.

If it were me, I *would* capture the process and produce an MSI, to which will be added whatever file or registry entry gets created by that shortcut call.



Yes use a 3rd party capture tool and do the before/after snapshot method to produce an MSI and your problem should be solved.
Answered 11/21/2007 by: Coriolus
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Given a chance I would also capture all and package a msi, but i missed a point in the post.
The application has a setup.exe which invokes a msi and two exe files during installation.
So, i have to follow silent installation only.
Can we supress that shorcut being launched before completion of installation.
Note: Tried to create and mst and added files and changes done by other exe in the mst, along with disabling one of the custom actions in the msi BUT there is a change in the appln functionality and interface.

thanks for your replies,
AJMOHAN
Answered 11/25/2007 by: ajmohan
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Given a chance I would also capture all and package a msi, but i missed a point in the post.
The application has a setup.exe which invokes a msi and two exe files during installation.
So, i have to follow silent installation only.
Can we supress that shorcut being launched before completion of installation.
Note: Tried to create and mst and added files and changes done by other exe in the mst, along with disabling one of the custom actions in the msi BUT there is a change in the appln functionality and interface.
What I'd do in this situation (just did MSDE 2005 which does more or less the same thing) is:

- install using the MSI and transform
- NOW capture the EXE's behaviour, stopping the capture at the point where the MSI runs.
If the EXE tries to be intelligent and tells you your product is already installed (unlikely, as this is mostly done in the MSI), simply rename the relevant registry key in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall.
- Step through the installation until the dialog is presented.
- Start ANOTHER capture and proceed to the end of the installation.
- Combine the captures either by hand or using one of the SDK scripts (WiMerge.VBS, is it called?)
Answered 11/26/2007 by: VBScab
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