Im new to packaging.I want include an application as pre-requisite for another applicaton!! i set the property as PREREQ,operation for search for file,return full file name,search directory for ProgramFiles,file name as ej_Tool.dll which is the app dll & search depth as 10.. I imply if this dll installs to PF that means the application is already installed. But in launch condition table i gave the condition as PREREQ=ej_Tool.dll.,but it is showing unidentified identifier,suggest me how do i implement this??
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You have the wrong condition. You haven't mentioned the other, related tables that you need to populate.

See here for details. Use this as a reference for the other tables.

Before that, though, [big breath] read and digest Phil Wilson's The Definitive Guide To Windows Installer. You will struggle with packaging unless you have a firm grasp of the fundamentalas. After that, get your employer to buy a proper tool. There is now only one, serious vendor: Flexera (or whoever owns the product line this week), with the InstallShield product family. Editing MSIs in Orca or InstEdit is fine but you *really* need to know what you're doing.
Answered 01/24/2012 by: VBScab
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Yes, definitely get familiar with the fundamentals. Otherwise, you'll make something that will start out working, and then it suddenly won't, and you'll have a big mess to deal with. And enterprise-wide big messes are not considered career-enhancing.

Keep in mind with prerequisites that you want to look for whatever's required for your install to work. If your install just needs that file, then by all means check for it. Otherwise, if you have a dependent application, check for the presence of the application. AdminStudio will help with that. Yeah, you could do it with ORCA; if you're new to packaging you'll establish a reputation as not being very productive because you'll be spending a TON of time trying to figure out what to do.
Answered 01/25/2012 by: Arminius
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Thanks for ur suggestion,could anyone help me with the link where i can download "Phil Wilson's The Definitive Guide To Windows Installer" free.
Answered 01/26/2012 by: sudheer
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Why not go completely mad and search the AppDeploy forums? You'd be surprised what you turn up.
Answered 01/26/2012 by: VBScab
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