Trying to get a MSI package from Bluebeam software's latest version of Pushbutton PDF (apparently their earlier version had a network install that worked).

The Installshield /a switch worked to extract the package, but when I try to run the msi file it returns the message:
"1: This installation cannot be run by directly launching the MSI package, you must run setup.exe."
Does anyone know of a work around for this?

I also tried repackaging with Winstall LE but got the infamous "could not access network location WIndowsFolder\" error.

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With programs that report you need to install from setup.exe you need to go in and modify the install sequence and remove a (custom) action. I don't know which software, if at all, that you can use to modify the install, but you can enable verbose logging /L* or /Lv and figure out the exact name of the action that is being called before it errors out in the message "you need to run from setup.exe"
Answered 10/08/2004 by: rebelpeon
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