When running the standard Mathcad 13 msi delivered on CD, the MSI requires the ISscript engine to be installed.
My thought was, to insert the ISScript.msi into the Mathcad13.msi and make a custom action, sequenced first.

Can anyone help me. I am new with custom action. I tried a few things, but I cant get it to work.
I am using Ondemand Wininstall or Wise

Thanks in advance,

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A lot of application needs the ISScript Engine. For some reason the different script-versions are not compatible with each other.

My recommendation is to deploy the ISScript to you computers first, and after that deploy the application.

Maybe someone else has other ideas??

Answered 03/15/2006 by: jonasm
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Hi Dennis

You can achieve this by using nested installations. This means that during the installation (and uninstallation) of the original .msi the other .msi's get installed and uninstalled as well.
If this is the best way in your case with Isscript.msi's? I don't know. I agree with Jonas. However, it might help you in a different case.

You have to create a few lines in your original .msi! And please only use Orca to achieve this unless it is a captured .msi you created yourself.

For detailed information of what you need to insert, please check the post regarding Adobe Reader 7.0.5:


Answered 03/15/2006 by: rpfenninger
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m using wise 6.01 and in that we can execute two or maore files(exes) and can capture the chages. the msi created with this will install first exe and then second so u can install iis engine and then ur exe.....
i m new to packaing... but this works for my version of wise ... please correct me if m wrong here ......
Answered 03/15/2006 by: theBug
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I just packaged this one a couple of weeks ago. A good suggestion for ANY ISS app can be found here. Deploy ISScript To Safely Bypass Checks

I packaged with WISE and this is what I did to install.

item: Set Variable
Value=/qb! /i

item: Set Variable
Value="/qb! PRODUCTTYPE=\"ENT\" ALLUSERS=1 PRODUCT_CODE=xxxxxxxxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx

item: Execute Program
Command Line=%ISS_INST% %SOURCE%\ISScript9.Msi

item: Execute Program
Command Line=/SMS /w /v%SWITCHES%

The above example installs the ISS piece and then the setup.exe with variables passed. I did not use the bypass example only because I had not seen it yet. I have since made a package for that and deployed to end users. I seem to remember there is a silentinstall.bat or something like that on the CD, if you open that up and take a look at it it will show you all the variables/switches you can pass on to the setup.exe.
Let me know if you have anymore questions on this one as I am painfully familiar with this app right now.
Answered 03/15/2006 by: Foleymon
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Hi Foleymon-

I'm trying to deploy MathCAD 13, hoping for Group Policy deployment. Is there an easy way to create a transform for this app? I saw the silentinstall.bat, but shouldn't there be an easier way (read: that will work with group policy natively, no fiddling to get things to go as expected)?

Thanks in advance!

Answered 04/10/2006 by: kbrussel
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