Launch Condition in Installshield 2010

Hi all,
I have an interested issue. In Installshield I created a system search looking in for a folder, searching all drives, looking in upto 10 sublevels. (the folder I am looking for is 4 deep). I am storing the value in CHECKLOC1 property. I also selected under additonal options, "store the value in the property and use the property in an install condition. This condition evaluates properly in XP 32 bit. (if folder found, app launches, not found throws a error and exits.) However, my issue is with Win 7 32 bit and 64bit. The launch condition always evaluates false in the Win7 environment. I double checked my Install condition under General Information. Nothing has been tacked on the the launch condition that would make it evaluate differently for Win 7. Any one have any ideas on what I could do differently to get this to evaluate properly in Win7 ?


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Posted by: Rheuvel 11 years ago
Brown Belt
What folder are you looking for? Are you sure it's present on Windows 7?

And what are you using the condition for? If it's simply about 32/64 bit platforms, there are other solutions like the TargetPlatform property or a launch condition set to "NOT VersionNT64" for example.
Posted by: khawkins102 11 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
I am looking for a Sap folder called business explorer. In my test scenario, I have sap installed on one vm snapshot, and not on a earlier snapshot. the interesting part is win 32 bit and xp 32 bit have exact same path to folder, so you would think since the launch condition evaluates properly in XP it would evaluate properly in win7 32 bit. The path is slightly different in win 7 64 bit being under the c:\program files(x86) directory... but again since the search all drives is/was selected, it would lead you to believe that this should eval correctly.

Posted by: khawkins102 11 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
Ok, figured out my problem. It seems that I did not have Intel64 added to the template line under the information summary table in the direct editor. Upon adding this, I also recreated my search. The install tested fine on xp 32 bit, win7 32bit and win 7 64 bit.

Thanks All
Posted by: haggag87 10 years ago
Yellow Belt

I was facing a problem in install shield and it seems you solved which is :
I have 2 msi packages 1 called the core package in which i want the second package to check before installation if the core package is installed, if yes then the installation occurs normally, if not then the second package wont be installed telling me that you need to install the core package first before installing and exits,

just for clarification when installing the core package some files goes to a specific location so i can check the existence of these files in their location when installing the second package if the files exists then install the second package and if not then the second package wont install and say that you need to install the core package first before installing and exits,
Can you help me please as this is the first time to use install shield,

thanks alot
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