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pd0123
09-07-2010, 07:05 PM
Each of our products is distributed using a setup.exe. Each setup.exe runs with a full UI. They are fairly complex (driver installation etc etc ) projects using Basic MSI in Installshield 2010. However, we are now required to support some customers who buy multiple products, but, would like to see one setup.exe (instead of setupA.exe setupB.exe and setupC.exe).

Combining all products into a single project would not be an option as the projects are very dissimilar in nature and also we would need to support customers that buy only a single product.

What would be the recommended way to support this requirement ?

Your help is much appreciated.

RobertDickau
09-07-2010, 07:20 PM
As long as a main/parent installer is deployed through setup.exe, perhaps see if InstallShield prerequisites (or feature prerequisites) will do what you want?

pd0123
09-08-2010, 03:54 PM
Thanks for the response,

With this option, I see a few hiccups
1) We would definetely want a single entry in the Add Remove Programs that represents all the products installed on the machine ( rather than each pre-req having its own entry)
2) When the Pre-req setup.exe runs, the install screens are on top of each other. Any way, the pre-req UI screens can be displayed in the base install ?