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EXE running from InstallExecute Action

08/20/2008 2967 views
Hi, I am currently packaging Rational Requisite Pro and its a patched vendor .msi.

I require the instllation to write some HKCU keys. I cannot use the advertised shortcut option as the .exe keypath is machine data so causes an ICE57.

I have therefore chosen the Active Setup option. Active setup runs correctly but the install runs a setup.exe from within the InstallExecute action and fails with an error 432 "setup detected uninstallshield is in use". I would like to condtionalise the running of this setup.exe whilst running the Active Setup repair to only run this setup.exe on the initial install and not repairs.

Any advise on a solution would be much apprieciated.

Thanks in advace.
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This has now been solved :)

I have found a deferred custom action in the install exe sequence that I can conditionalise.
Answered 08/20/2008 by: TOBES_UK
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I require the instllation to write some HKCU keys. I cannot use the advertised shortcut option as the .exe keypath is machine data so causes an ICE57.
If the shortcut is advertised then why not add the HKCU keys to a new component and associate the component with the same feature as the shortcut's exe component or a parent feature. This would repair the missing HKCU keys.
Answered 08/20/2008 by: AngelD
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ORIGINAL: AngelD

I require the instllation to write some HKCU keys. I cannot use the advertised shortcut option as the .exe keypath is machine data so causes an ICE57.
If the shortcut is advertised then why not add the HKCU keys to a new component and associate the component with the same feature as the shortcut's exe component or a parent feature. This would repair the missing HKCU keys.


Yes this would also provide a solution I was forgetting the repair would be at feature level, thanks.

I have decided to choose the Active Setup option as the vendors shorcuts are non-advertised and also in various features and due to the complexity of the application have decided to leave them un-advertised.
Answered 08/20/2008 by: TOBES_UK
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Anything that works is a solution so stick with AS.
Answered 08/20/2008 by: AngelD
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