Hi ,

i am new to the installshield , i want to learn this and help on installshield package creation with custom actions, can you any one help me on this , i have web application which is SOA architecture, in that 60 web service are there each web service is haveing configuration files which will connect to database on top of that manifestation will come that will haveing one web.config file which will connect all the web service basically i want to know
how to create virtual directory using installshield tool , deployeing the database (creating the database using sql server ) runing the initial data. creating the applciation pool in the IIS , checking the .net freame work in targeted machine.

please help me in this . any referance step by step guide to start with ?

Manjunath H A
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IIRC, the IS course runs for 3 days. Somehow, I don't think anyone would manage to get its content condensed into a forum post. There may be training material on Acresso's web site but your best option is to get your employer to spring for a course. You *can* learn as you go, but it'll be painful (ask me how I know...)

The project you have been given is, frankly, beyond your level of current knowledge. Although IS can create virtual directories, the rest (application pools, etc) will require external resources, probably in script. MSDN has code snippets for creating VDs and APs but putting it all together is, again, a major exercise. You will then need to incorporate the script(s) into your package.
Answered 06/03/2009 by: VBScab
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thanks for quick replay ,

i worked on windows MSI using .NET IDE creation but i am new to installshield. VB script i worked on that, in installshield i want to build the MSI.

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Answered 06/03/2009 by: hamanjunath
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installshield is not the product you want for this.

sounds to me like your in a development cycle where WiX would be more suitable for such a project. Is this application under development at the moment ?
Answered 06/03/2009 by: jmcfadyen
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