Hi,
I am currently working on building an MSI for this application. Since its a huge application with more than a lakh files , the Installshield freezes and throws the below error message.
Starting conversion
Creating Developer project: C:\Packages\WMBT.ism
Reading repackager output file
Loading registry entries
Creating components for the files captured
An unknown error occurred
Conversion completed with 0 warning(s).


We cannot go for a silent installation, as the application also has post-configuration settings to be captures. Please let me know how to proceed with this.

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Has anybody faced this issue??? the captured files are 114440, and Installshield freezes when building this to an MSI.
Answered 07/15/2009 by: VMGupta
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By default, an .MSI package cannot contain more than 32,767 files due to the column definition of the Sequence column within the File table

go to https://kb.altiris.com/ and type in 2649 and look for Creating Large Windows Installer Packages (.MSI)

make sure you also do not have any extraneous files

hope this helps
cheers
Answered 07/16/2009 by: cygan
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Hi,
We are using Installshield 2008 and Admin Studio 8.6.
Using this version we were able to build MSI for some apps more than 50,000 files .

I am unable to build the base MSI from the irp file. The link provided shows the extension in the file table for the existing MSI.

- Veena
Answered 07/16/2009 by: VMGupta
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extraneous files

see if you have captured user data ie appdata files

if you have delete them and see if you can create the msi
I have had similar nightmares using admin studio to capture an application
it worked out I had captured appdata files and I could not create the msi from the .ism
I deleted the appdata files and the msi was created

the appdata files were recreated with a standard user account

look out for anti virus files,temp files, cookies etc as well
Answered 07/17/2009 by: cygan
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Hi,
I have excluded a lot of files from this app , but still no luck with building the MSI.
I have also excluded files in INSTALLDIR with long folder names like "com.ibm.etools.webservice.was.creation.ejb.feature.patch_6.0.2.3" , this still doesnt seem to work.

I am also checking with Installshield support on this.
Thanks for all your suggestions.

- Veena
Answered 07/21/2009 by: VMGupta
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Is your project set to create CABs or to use uncompressed, external files? If the former, is it set to create one CAB or mulitple CABs? If the former, these are limited to a maximum of 2Gb.
Answered 07/22/2009 by: VBScab
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We create external single cab file.
Answered 07/23/2009 by: VMGupta
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[sigh] So have you tried using uncompressed, external files, to see if the MSI compiles in that scenario?
Answered 07/24/2009 by: VBScab
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