This is probably a stupid question but I'm going to ask it away because, as they say, the only stupid question is the one that you don't ask. Anyway, I have an application I need to package that's an EXE. The EXE launches an MSI during the installation. So what I did was take out the MSI from the EXE and try to apply a transform to it. However, during SetupCapture (Wise Package Studio), I get the following error:

"This installation cannot be run by directly launching the MSI package. You must run setup.exe."

I know this is bad practice, but what would happen if during the SetupCapture I ran the installation through the EXE, applied the transform, and captured it as an MSI. Would one MSI call the other one (wrapped in the EXE)?
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Answered 03/22/2007 by: KrisBcn
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Hi Marek,
don't get me wrong on this: We are trying to help really hard here, but please do you're homework before you post!
That means at least: Search trough the forums here (use the forums search button on the lower menu bar, not the one for the site on the top bar).
Have a look at the 'Packaging knowledge base', maybe your problem is already solved there.
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Answered 03/22/2007 by: nheim
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