Hello..! Sorry for this rookie question.. [&:]
I was having a look at the Autodesk Dwfcomposer2 suite. Especially the Dwgviewer component of the suite. It's a MSI with a separate setup.exe, and a setup.ini, so I guess it's Installshield MSI, right? (correct me if i'm wrong here.. :P)

Anyways, i was able to deploy the package with SMS using some nifty vb scripting, but encountered, what i've seen a lot lately, some issues when editing it with Wfwi :unable to add registry keys etc. to the original MSI and then compile it. I'm using Wfwi, which is unable to create a transform from the original file (MSI).

It's not a real problem, i mean, i can create/remove registry keys using a vb script, copy/move delete files etc. using the vbs, but it's a tad nicer achieving this via a transform file. Using Orca is another option, but is guess orca isn't able to create transforms, right..? So i'm stuck with a transformed MSI, i don't think is is good practise either..
Whilst compiling in Wfwi, i see a lot of sourcepaths, referring to non-existent paths. Probably set by Installshield adminstudio, whilst compiling. That's probably why Wfwi can't compile the MSI's. Maybe something to do with merge modules, i don't know. I can always change the source paths of ALL files (100+), but i can't get past the idea that there probably is another, easier way to do this. Anyone have some good ideas on how to go about this? Thanks in advance..!
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If it's not that to many registry entries to add then
Open the MSI using ORCA.
Select the "New Transform" option from the Transform menu.
Add the registry in the Registry table; make sure to add new component(s) (Component table) for the added registry and add the component to a existing feature (FeatureComponents table).
When done save the transform by selecting the "Generate Transform" from the Transform menu.
Answered 11/28/2006 by: AngelD
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Does anyone know how to silently remove DWFComposer or Viewer? I can get it to uninstall with "MsiExec.exe /x{GUID}" but it would bring up the "Windows Installer" pop-up asking "Are you sure you want to uninstall this product?" Loaded each application from MSI.

Thanks in advance for your input.

Answered 10/18/2007 by: Les
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try appending

Answered 10/21/2007 by: jmcfadyen
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