hi All currently i am working on an application TEG Analytical Software v4.2.3. Source provided is set up.exe and post installation configuration is to launch application from start menu,enter log in credentials and connect/map to patient database. Also have to provide full permissions to c:programme files\"Application name" folder. I can create a set up.iss with exe but cant repackage it. while trying to repackage its showing error. i am using admin studio repackager and my goal was to create a msi,mst and enter data base server as a property. but as i cant create msi,is there any other way to perform post installation tasks? thanks for responses.
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  • how to map a database as a post installation activity?
  • You'll get nowhere as a packager if you give up at the first hurdle!

    What error did you get when you attempted to repackage?
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Generally in cases like this, you'll have to script the installation process. What we've done for software like this (and we have a lot of it, unfortunately) is record the .iss for the silent install, then create a VBScript that initiates the setup and does whatever post-install stuff has to be done (e.g. writing to registry, INI files, etc).

If you can't configure the TEG software directly through INI files or registry, you could always use AutoIT to automate everything (including the setup, and not have to record a .iss file)

Answered 06/30/2014 by: BHC-Austin
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  • hi thanks for reply. actually autoIT script is not allowed in our environment. and post installation configuration is to launch application and enter log in id,password and database information. i enter those credentials and tried to search if they are captured in registries. but no luck. so what would be other way to do it?

    thanks again.
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