I'm using InstallShield to create an msi for distribution, but for some reason, it won't package the install into a single msi. In the directory where it builds the msi, it also creates subdirectories for program files, system32 - all the directories it's installing to. Is there a way to get Installshield to just package the installer into just the msi file?
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DugWilson,

What version of InstallShield are you using?

What you are ending up with is the un-compressed, administrative installation point of your generated .msi. For several different reasons, this is actually what you want in most cases as your end product.

Craig --<>.
Answered 04/04/2005 by: craig16229
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I'm using InstallShield Developer 8.0.

I'm coming at this as an app developer, so my install build experience is very limited. I'm trying to create an msi that will be bundled into a larger install. I was thinking that the best way to accomodate this would be to generate just an msi file, without the directories, if possible. If I can deliver what InstallShield has created for others to include in a larger install, than I may be ok. I just don't know enough to be able to tell.
Answered 04/04/2005 by: DugWilson
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click on releases in media, select the release that you are building, right click and choose release wizard. on the screen wih "Specify your release confuguration. check compress all files and click next and in the next one unchecl create instalaltion launcher (setup.exe) do not build it at this point.

click on the release and on the right hand side in the tables find "wrap msi into a cab" and change its value to NO.

now if you build it you will get a single compressed msi.
Answered 04/04/2005 by: bheers
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