Dear Intellectuals,

I would like to know, if there is any method to findout(or extract) the information about the prerequisites from an MSI database?

i.e, Before installing any application (.MSI), i would like to know what are its pre-requisites.

Is it possible? Is there any VB Script to --> List the pre requisites of any given MSI file?

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The place to search would be the AppSearch table but beware: just because that table is empty (or not present) doesn't mean that there are no pre-requisites. In the latter case, the vendor documentation may be all you have.
Answered 02/14/2012 by: VBScab
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One thing that I do if I'm not sure is install the app on a base, bare-bones, OS install and watch what happens. Yeah, it's manual, slow, and clunky, but if you look for what the installer does, that will tell you exactly what prerequisites are being installed.

You can open the MSI in AdminStudio, but if prerequisites are searched for in a CA, that won't tell you what you need to know.
Answered 02/15/2012 by: Arminius
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