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kniffel
07-07-2008, 04:06 AM
Hello,

I am new to Install Shield. I use Install Shield 2008 Express.

This is what I want to do:

Setup Type "Standard" should only install my application and additional files. This is working!

Setup Type "Customized" should install my application, then start the installation of a SQL Server 2005 Express and also the SQL Server Management Studio.
I searched in the forums but I couldn't find a solution to start the SQL Server installation as a Feature.
I don't want the SQL Server to be installed as Prerequisite, because the User has to choose if he wants to install the SQL Server or not.

When I try to start the SQL Server installtion as a Feature it fails, because only one Windows Installer Instance can run.
And also I haven't found a way to start the Management Studio installation because it is a .msi file! As a customized action I only can start .exe, .dll and vbscript files!

Is there a way to install the SQL Server 2005 Express and the Management Studio with my installation?