I'm relativly new to packaging using WISE. CUrrent scenaio demands making an msi out of a machione in which the raw media available is the application installed on the PC.
I tried using application watch tool. I was successful in building an msi but the msi is not serving my purpose.

* The short cuts are not captured
* No CHM files captured
* the application throws error on launching the shortcuts which where added manually

Can any one help me out onthis front with a more robust approach

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this :)

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Hi Free:

Try this:

For shortcuts: copy the .lnk file to the specific folder of your package. For example copy the .lnk file to the folder windows\profiles\start menu\programs if u want a short cut in start menu.

For .chm files: U can use filemon to capture which chm files ur application is using.

Try this and in case u need any help let me know.
Answered 11/25/2005 by: akhlaque
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Hi Free,

Try This out.

For Shortcuts:
Browse through the executable binaries in your package & try to locate the shortcuts on the machine pointing to those
executables. Create advertise or commandline shortcut using those executable contained in ur MSI.
For CHM files:
On the machine where original package is install, launch the all the shortcuts , installed through the package. Launch
help file using key F1 & try to locate the CHM file getting launch, using Filemon.
similar way try to locate the remaining CHM files, by launching number of menu shortcuts available under Help Menu of
main shortcuts.

Answered 11/28/2005 by: jimehta
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Thanks akhlaque and jimetha,
I was able to attain both the things using ur idea.
When i try to compile the .wsi into an msi, it throws too many errors saying unable to compress certain files. I couldn't find the specified file when i manually searched. For mitigating these errors , i created some dummy files with the same name and the compling was done perfectly.
Do we have any other ways to resolve this kind of error ?

Answered 11/30/2005 by: Freewords
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