This video presentation and demonstration provides viewers with a technical overview of Windows Installer custom actions and how they may be employed. A demonstration of how to go about creating an "MSI Wrapper" (an MSI setup that launches a command line installation) is provided using Macrovision's AdminStudio to get the job done. Note: This presentation is also available with the demo utilizing Wise Package Studio.

Running Time: 16:01



Where to store any source for your place your custom actions is explained here as well as where to place the call to the action in the MSI sequence along with the benefits and limitations of the various choices.


A detailed walk thru on authoring a custom action in AdminStudio is presented, explaining everything along the way- where to place it, setting a condition, handling uninstall, etc.