InstallShield Installer Question

I have an EXE from a vendor. This EXE is an InstallShield installer. When you double click on the EXE it will explode out all needed files to my %TEMP% folder. Once I have the exploded out files I of course see the Setup.exe and the rest of the source files. But, here is my issue. When I run the Setup.exe it starts up and runs fine until about half way through and then I am prompted to point the installer to data2.cab. There is no data2.cab file. When you look in %TEMP% at all of the exploded out files there is only 1 cab file called data1.cab.

Has anyone seen this type of behavior with an InstallShield installer before and if so what was the work around?

Thank you.

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Posted by: reds4eva 14 years ago
Second Degree Blue Belt
ok, first question, why are you using the files from %temp% if your just going to use setup.EXE, and its not an MSI ?
Why not just use the original setup.EXE ?
Im guessing data2.cab is embedded in the original setup.exe stub.
Posted by: jaybee96 14 years ago
Red Belt
If you are trying to repackage this app. then you dont't need to extract the setup
Using AdminStudio - Repackaging Wizard can even read the installation for you and recreate the installation as a .ISM/.MSI
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