Hi I have been trying to change the properties of an existing Wise EXE. I have a vendor given Wise executable for which I dont have the wise script. I have to make some changes to the components that I have to install, is there any chance of me changing the default installation to user based installation.


I have been trying to get the properties for Turnover client for iSeries v100


Thanks in advance.


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It sounds like the resulting setup was not an MSI but a Wise Executable so it would have taken special effort on the part of the vendor to expose anything akin to Properties. Unless the vendor took the time to offer special functionality, you can pretty much just do a silent default installation and use a script to clean up after. Alternatively, you may repackage the setup into an MSI which would give you the custom silent installation you are after. 

While it's not impossible, it is highly unlikely you are going to find a way to cusotmize this installation if it is truely an executable setup. If it is a MSI wrapped with a self-extracting executable you may be in luck. Try running hte setup and when the first screen of the installation wizard appears, check your %temp% directory for a possilbe MSI. If you still are not sure if you are running a Windows Installer setup, check the Application Event log in Windows Event Viewer (eventvwr.exe) to confirm. If you can get the source MSI out of temp and deploy it, you will be able to modify it as you wish with an MST (or possibly public properties at the command line depending on what you are trying to do).

Answered 01/31/2013 by: bkelly
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  • Thanks bkelly. I have looked into the temp directory, it is not putting any msi. it is basically a file dump. I created a setup capture to it but it doesn't work for me some reason. I had to couple of files that I need to copy and execute couple of programs before using the msi. I used a bootstrapper to do all these at once. when i execute them separately it works fine. If i try to do them together it errors out on me.
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