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lwmike
02-27-2009, 12:51 PM
Hi All,

Please forgive my ignorance. I am way over my head on this.

I'm an IT manager and I need to create an installshield that installs 2 packages from different vendors for our client base.

All the installation needs to do is run the install of these two packages on a client's PC.

Our client base is very computer niave and we want them just to download the bundled packages.

Ideally they would just download the bundled package and have each individual package install itself.

One package is in EXE format. The other is in MSI.

Can someone give me some guidance on how to do this?

Thanks!

Mike

MichaelU
02-27-2009, 05:40 PM
The easiest InstallShield answer involves using prerequisites, as they support conditional installation, downloads, etc. Unfortunately creating prerequisites is only supported in the Professional tier and higher, not in the Express tier. Most other clean ways you could approach this will be equally hard in or out of InstallShield as they will require custom code. Less clean approaches may allow you to include these files as Setup Files and launch them from custom actions - the MSI would have to be launched from a dialog, but the exe may be possible at a different time.