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I was wondering what is the difference btw creating an *.iss File Response and the msiexec /i /qb-! switch

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An .iss file is a installation response file for an Installshield setup executable.Along with a silent switch (/S) it could produce a silent installation of the setup file. The msiexec commands are run to install an MSI file, in this case with a basic user interface. If you have an Installshield setup .exe that in turn extracts an MSI, you'd be better off using the extract MSI, with an MST to provide any customisation etc.
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An .iss file is a installation response file for an Installshield setup executable.Along with a silent switch (/S) it could produce a silent installation of the setup file.

The msiexec commands are run to install an MSI file, in this case with a basic user interface.

 

If you have an Installshield setup .exe that in turn extracts an MSI, you'd be better off using the extract MSI, with an MST to provide any customisation etc.

 

Hope that helps,

Dunnpy

Answered 01/17/2013 by: dunnpy
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in some cases Installshield Repackager ( AdminStudio) can convert legacy INstallshield Setup's to  MSI .  This is called:

InstallShield Professional Logging Method

Using the InstallShield Professional Logging Method, Repackager can read logged output of InstallShield InstallScript setups. This method replaces the other repackaging methods (Installation Monitoring and Snapshot) for InstallScript setups. The InstallShield Professional Logging Method is not offered as a repackaging method choice. If you specify an InstallShield InstallScript setup, Repackager automatically detects the InstallScript setup and displays an additional panel, where you can choose to use the InstallShield Professional Logging Method instead of the repackage method you originally chose.

 

More info: http://kb.flexerasoftware.com/doc/Helpnet/adminstudio90/ashelplibrary/ISRTaskConvertISMSI.htm

 

Answered 01/18/2013 by: jaybee96
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