Hi All,

I am doing Word Perfect Office 12 which is a vendor MSI and MSP i.e in installation instructions client asked me to install an msi first and a .msp. My doubt is how to add this msp into my package. Shall i create a msi for that msp and call in the mst.

Can anyone suggest me on this issue.

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Hi, I'd suggest you do an admin install of the original package first (e.g. msiexec /a packagename.msi) and when prompted for a location stick it in a temp folder.

Then patch that admin install with the msp file (e.g. msiexec.exe /a c:\temp\packagename.msi /p c:\temp\patchname.msp)

You will then end up with an MSI which already includes the patch and you can create a transform (if required) as normal.

Hope this makes sense,
Answered 10/28/2005 by: MSIPackager
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You can install MSI first and then install the MSP.
So write a script which will install the MSI first and then (after some sleep) install the MSP, The command line for msp installation will be "msiexec /p "path of msp\MAINSP2ff.MSP" /qb.
Answered 10/28/2005 by: DevGowda
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I tried to install the patch through the following command lines
i.e msiexec /p <patchpath>
msiexec /p <patchpath> /a <msipath>
both are not working it's saying incorrect parameters.
can anyone help me how to go abt this.
I am breaking my head on this.


I didn't get wat u tried to say. can u please let me know how to go abt this in detail.

Answered 11/02/2005 by: anitha_accen
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I believe what command line you had written is wrong. Please try to use as Rob has suggested. Here it goes...

msiexec /a "main package.msi"

msiexec /a "main package.msi" /p "Patch.msp".

Hope this helps.
Rob : Credit to you..just explained different.....[:D]
Answered 11/02/2005 by: slb
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How were you able to make a transform file?

I've tried using InstallShield 6 and 7 Tuner to make a response transform file, and it dies at the very end with an MSI file handle invalid error.

So I then tried with Wise Install Tailor which worked, but then it warns me that the vendor (Corel) MSI File does not support hidden dialogues. When I try to run the MSI with the Wise .MST file it dies with a generic MSI error (1624) and won't install.

Corel is no help, (they say it works with MST and the two programs mentioned above) but I'm thinking they've done something to the MSI File to prevent this.

This is with WP Office 12 that has SP2 slipstreamed in it.
Answered 11/22/2005 by: kjhurni
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