View Full Version : Linking several ism files or exe

10-31-2007, 06:20 AM
I have three basic ism modules which I need to integrate.I need to know if there is a way by which we can trigger the exe files (created on building these ism files ) through a single exe such that I can make the installer process a chain process i.e after one of the exe has run the next exe will be automatically triggered and so on.If so how do I do it.

Mike Marino
11-19-2007, 11:22 AM
If you are using Express, the best way is to make one project file for all for all of your data.

Launching MSI based installations from another MSI based installation, is generally discouraged. You can do it, however supporting on Vista, for example, the user could see 3 UAC prompts.

A better way is to author Merge Modules for each of your components, then integrate them into a single installer. However you need either the Professional or Premier Tiers of InstallShield to author these.