I am working on an vendor MSI that dosent allow expansion or manipulation through the MST. I need to add a customer specific file. I taught firstly about a custom action to add the file but I this may cause problems due to the deployment method. I have also considered Nested MSI call from the MST and taught this would probaly be the best option. I have been working on this but cannot seem to get the nested MSI to call.I keep gettin an Unsupported Type error 2723.Dont know what this is??
Any ideas anyone on possible solutions to gettin this file down?
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Is it a common product, or something specific to your field? With more info I might be able to help.
Answered 04/26/2005 by: Thaiboxer
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On first glance, it looks like you're not using the right custom action (lookup 2723).

Did you check one of the following?

http://www.wise.com/KBArticle.aspx?articleno=1769&keywords=call+msi+custom+action

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306439
Answered 04/26/2005 by: Ilikebananas
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Why are you so sure you can't apply an .MST?

What have you tried, and what happened?
Answered 04/26/2005 by: sean_c_roberts
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hi
I can a apply a transform alright but the vendor wouldnt let me add files through the MST.(anyone come accross this).I can change propeties etc but cannot expand or manipulate the base MSI.
Its java runtime 1.4.2_07, there is customer specific files to be added.
any help appreciated.
Answered 04/27/2005 by: Fordy
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Java runtime? That's a separate app. I'd insist that it should not be part of the package, but a separate pre-requisite package. Insuring the Java runtime is installed before your app is the job of the customer's distribution system, not an MSI.
Answered 04/27/2005 by: VikingLoki
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no ..java runtime is the main application i am repackaging. but for each application for this customer they require two extra files to go down with package..so i am adding the files through the transform but the vendor transform(java runtime) wont allow manipulation,expansion of the MSI so i have to look at work arounds such as nested MSI and some scripts to add file etc.
Answered 04/27/2005 by: Fordy
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Ah, I understand. So you're saying Java won't accept additional files in a transform. I'll be tackling Java 1.4.2.08 in the near future, I'll let you know if I find anything interesting.
Answered 04/27/2005 by: VikingLoki
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yep thats the issue..
keep me posted
Thanks
Answered 04/28/2005 by: Fordy
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