View Full Version : Basic MSI Project output a .MSI only

10-21-2011, 09:34 AM
Currently I am evaluating InstallShield 2012 and created a simple Basic MSI project.

It includes 2 files (both .NET assemblies) and I included three display languages. And nothing else. I don't have any prerequisites.

When building this project I always will get a setup.exe, and not an .msi. Even if in the releases view the "Create installation launcher (setup.exe)" option is turned off. I always get a setup.exe instead of the .msi file.

Also reducing the languages back to 1, doesn't seem to help.

How could I turn the creation of the bootstrapper/setup.exe off, like I could with InstallShield 12...

10-21-2011, 10:01 AM
I believe this is a limitation of the evaluation version, it will only produce setup.exe.

I'm sure someone else will correect me if i'm wrong.

10-21-2011, 10:04 AM
ncalverley is correct. Here's a KB article that explains the limitations:
Q200900: Functionality Notes for the Evaluation Version of InstallShield (http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q200900)