Software Deployment Question
Program File Folder - Installshield
I'm using Installshield 2012 and I simply want to copy a folder down to an existing directory in Program Files. I want to run the msi on both Win 7 and Xp machines both a mix of 32 and 64 bit. There are pre-defined folders for "Program Files" and "ProgramFiles64Folder".
My first issue is that the it wants to copy the folder to the wrong Program file location. Can I make the msi intelligent enough to choose the correct Program Files folder based on the OS bit?
My second issue is that if I have the following directory "Program Files\a\b\c\folder I want to copy" The entire a\b\c\folder... path is dropped down. The "a\b\c" path already exisits on the machine. I just want to drop the folder in there.
I am using repackager to capture the folder being dropped down. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
Community Chosen Answer
First of all, I would like to say that this would not be possible in a single MSI. The reason is that, to install files in Program Files folder in x64 you need to mark the component as 64-bit. And for this you need to mark the MSI as 64 bit in Summary: (Instead of Intel;1033, you need to make it x64;1033)
This 64 bit MSI will not install on 32 bit machines.
So you can create 2 different MSI and at run time you can write a script to see what bit the OS and then install the MSI accordingly.
I would suggest you to read my post on my blog which will give you more direction in creation of x64 and x86 applications: