Software Deployment Question
How to Create a Transform file to capture mid-installation config information?
I'm trying to create a deployment package for an application (Faster Asset Management 6.x). The installation uses a setup.exe that then calls a couple of individual .msi files (Crystal Reports, Faster Client). The Crystal .msi file isn't a problem but the Faster Client installation routine requires a few responses (EULA, default directory, etc) initally before beginning the installation and then during the installation asks for database connection information before finishing the installation.
My problem is in creating the transform file. I've tried using a couple of different tools (installShield and Transform Creator) to capture the responses and generate the .mst for me but both tools only grab the initial reponses (i.e. the programs exit once the installation routine kicks off thereby missing the mid-installation db connection information.
How can I create a transform file for this installation? I've opened the Faster Client .msi file with Orca and InstEd but I can find no tables or entries that appear to be related to the database connection information.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
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