View Full Version : External installation (dependency) & restart

09-17-2003, 07:13 AM
Hi, had a look around with no luck finding exactly what info I need....

I have an installation which requires MDAC to be installed before the various files are installed. Ideally, it needs to run MDAC (if required - thats the easy part I guess), but *before* any of my program files are installed. Is there a way to run this (using mdac_typ.exe) before the rest of the install files are copied in, including the restart that the MDAC install requires? If I use LaunchAppAndWait to somehow run this first, will the install wait to carry on even after a reboot that mdac_typ.exe will try and force?

So to recap, I need to know:

1. How to install & run an exe before the rest of the files are installed.

2. How resume install upon reboot (after reboot by other app).

If this is even possible, the only projects I've had to put to gether before have been much more simple than this!



09-17-2003, 09:05 AM
You can use LaunchAppAndWait to install mdac_typ.exe.
To continue the setup after reboot, see the article at the following link:


Niran Bhimaiah