Is there a switch for Installshield SETUP.EXE to have it wait until the underlying .MSI is complete? I tried /sms but it didn't work, I think that is for non-MSI setups.
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Extract from Macrovision KnowledgeBase :

/w : Wait

For a Basic MSI project, the /w argument forces Setup.exe to wait until the installation is complete before exiting.

If you are using the /w option in a batch file, you may want to precede the entire Setup.exe command-line argument with start /WAIT. A properly formatted example of this usage is as follows:

start /WAIT setup.exe /w

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Don't know if this will help you - it does state that this is for Basic MSI projects ...


Answered 05/25/2006 by: spartacus
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