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Running multiple Active setups in an order

03/04/2017 3971 views
i have a package that contains 3 msi's where i need to implement 3 Active setups, and when the user logs in, they must run in an order, like one after the other in a specific order. Is there a way to handle this situation? Has anyone encountered this situation? Kindly help. This is just a scenario.
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You have a few possibilites.
1. you create a with the 3 MSI and a batch script which runs them one after the other
2. you create a script using the scripting engine
3. (this is the easiest way) Setup 3 Managed Installs and give them different order values. The lower the order the earlier it is run, so if you have set 10, 20, 30 the 10 will run first then the 20 and then the 30. Technically a 20 will run if no 10 is avaiable anymore (installed or passed the max tries failing to do so)
Answered 03/05/2017 by: Nico_K
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  • In addition to this answer:
    - Active Setup keys are processed in a numerical/alphabetical order
    - you can use "<" or ">" operators at the beginning of ActiveSetup's key name to get them run FIRST or LAST
    For example, these AS keys:
    ..\Active Setup\Installed Compoennts\<1
    ..\Active Setup\Installed Compoennts\<2
    ..\Active Setup\Installed Compoennts\>1
    ..\Active Setup\Installed Compoennts\>2
    ..\Active Setup\Installed Compoennts\1
    ..\Active Setup\Installed Compoennts\2

    will be processed in the following order:
    <1
    <2
    1
    2
    >1
    >2
    • Thank you Nico and rad33k, this was exactly i was looking for, the order of active setup.

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Score one for rad33k!! I never knew about that in AS! Thanks for the info!
Answered 03/07/2017 by: VBScab
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