Hi All,

I've been reading appdeploy for a while now, while I learn the ropes. I've come across an app from Becrypt - DISK Protect which has given me some problems.

Becrypt have supplied me with a DAT file, that is read by the MSI as an answer file. I'm using RADIA to deploy the application.
Policy dictates that I should create a transform with common settings.
If I don't use InstallTailor (Wise), then the DAT file is not read by the MSI. If I use InstallTailor, then testing with msiexec works fine. However, when I come to publishing with RADIA with /QN switch, I get an error saying that the DAT file cannot be read from the destination X (where it was when using InstallTailor). I can edit the MST to change the path of where the DAT file is...but I don't know what path to change this to. At the time of the error, the DAT file doesn't exist on the target computer!
I've tried adding the DAT file when publishing to RADIA.

Is there a way I can create a custom action to have the file exist on the target computer before the MSI is executed? I guess there is, but I'm a bit of a noob.

Please help!


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It seems that publishing in basic mode gets around the problem of where to point the path to the DAT file, which is good.
The verify then fails trying to find the file. So I changed the path to point to the DAT file in the ZService folder - so that sorted that one.
Finally the delete method failed trying to find the DAT file, because it gets removed before it gets to the point of reading it. Moving the delete method to the Pre-delete method fixed this.

For future reference though - how would you copy a file before an installation takes place by RADIA? I'm guessing something to do with Pre-Installation Method, but not sure how. [&:]


Answered 02/15/2011 by: MarcusPiper
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Answered 02/15/2011 by: WiseAppPackager
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