Does anyone know how to find out the available PROPERTY values that can be applied to an msi via a .dat file besides calling the vendor? is there like some command like the help command that will show these properties?

thanks for anyones help.
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You can open the MSI in ORCA or any other editor such as Wise or InstallShield.

You can look in the Property Table. Look for all properties in all caps. However, this will not always give you all the properties, but is the first place to start.

You can look in the Control table. In the property column can be a list of properties that are set during the InstallUISequence that are not predefined in the Property Table.

You look in the AppSearch Table. These should be defined at the beginning of the install if the search is found, so there may be little need for these properties.

Outside of that I do suppose properties can be defined via Custom Actions, in which case you will need to contact the Vendor.
Answered 06/09/2005 by: TomB
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I guess you could install the product manually and specify a log file.

Then check the log file for properties and their values?
Answered 06/09/2005 by: WiseUser
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If you're looking for the property values sent to the MSI from an exe wrapper, they're commonly stored as temp files in %profile%\Local Settings\temp during the installation.

This has been the case for a number of packages I have worked on recently (Rightfax, Clearcase, Rational products, Quest stat & a few others come to mind)
Answered 06/09/2005 by: Bladerun
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