Need help with repackaging installshield exe

Hi, I have worked with manipulating installshield applications before, repackaging them into MSI's and the like for citrix or just good clean modern installs :)

The setup.exe I am working on this time is a bit different than what I am used to. The installer is script, and I am able to capture it but there are several redistributables and other 3rd party MSI's that are called in the script and run during the install... Well I did the smart thing and extracted them out and tried to rerun them prior to the setup.exe hoping to get a clean capture without them installing... To my bad luck though, the application then promptly said it had to remove everything and would abort unless I let it uninstall and reboot. FUN!

I was thinking about extracting the 3rd party msi's and at least grabing the Merge Modules and kind of jury rigging the install, but I figured, I would ask the community how they handle installshield scripts setups that are being difficult like this. (application Cardiff Teleform 10.1 - need to get it on Citrix, ect)

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Posted by: anonymous_9363 15 years ago
Red Belt
Is that a problem? In theory, if you capture at the stage where you have installed all the pre-reqs, then if the set-up stub uninstalls and re-installs it all, you won't have captured the re-install (because your scan already includes it all). At worst, I think all you'll have to remove will be some InstallShield junk but that's par for the course.
Posted by: Digitalweezil 15 years ago
Orange Belt
Good point... I didn't think about it that way :) Thanks VB
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