View Full Version : Single EXE Web Release in I.S. 11

Aaron Young
05-25-2005, 08:44 AM
After upgrading to InstallShield 11 Pro, my Single EXE Web Release no longer works.

The build process works fine (no errors or warnings) and the exectuable is created, however nothing happens when you launch it.

Has anyone else experienced this behavior?

Build is created using the InstallShield 11 Stand Alone Build.
A CDROM Release is also created from the exact same project and works fine.
When built within the IDE it works fine.
Tried having MSIEXEC generate a Log file and nothing is created.

- Aaron.

Aaron Young
05-25-2005, 11:17 AM
I believe I have resolved the problem.

The issue was with the version of the setup.exe stub being used, when you have prerequisites (which I do), the SetupPreReq.exe is used instead and apparently this isn't included in the Stand Alone Build installation, so my web build was using my older 10.x version. Once I copied over the 11.x version of the stub file, the install works.

Interestingly though, that doesn't explain why the CDROM release did work, as it would be using the same stub EXE, wouldn't it?

The Stand Alone Build is very useful (especially when you don't want to have to purchase another license just to build the installs on a dedicated machine.) but it could stand to have some improvements made to the installer and supporting documentation.


- Aaron