Make an MSI prompt for install source.?


I'm trying to build an application but little experience at creating MSI's. I'd like to be able to launch a simple MSI with elevated privileges that just prompts for the location of an installation source. This would then execute the setup.exe or install.exe that had been provided using the elevated privileges.

Can anyone suggest how this could be achieved?

Thanks in advance.

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Posted by: anonymous_9363 12 years ago
Red Belt
I *guess* this could be done, by passing the property value from a dialog to a Custom Action run in the ExecuteDeferred sequence but I don't have the time to detail the steps required. Besides, if you don't understand the terms in that first sentence, it'll be a major uphill battle.

In short, I'd find an alternative means. If you're looking for a mechanism to deploy packages, I figure you're in a (let's call it) corporate environment? If so, there is likely to be a deployment mechanism in place already. Use that.
Posted by: dba 12 years ago
Yellow Belt
Thanks for the quick response.
Yes they do have a corporate desktop management solution and I have already given that answer.. :-)
Thanks for confirming what I already thought.
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