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08-02-2013, 01:04 PM
IS 2013.
Basic MSI.

I converted a MSI to an ISM. (Works great. Thanks IS.)

But, after the conversion was complete, I can't seem to find any of the InstallScript funstions.
(The functions that live in the .RUL file.)

As it turns out, the original project folder was lost. (At least for now.)
And I need to look at what one of the InstallScript functions (called by the MSI) does.

Is there a way to get hese InstallScript functions back ?
Or, am I just "out of luck" ?

08-03-2013, 08:46 AM
I managed to speak with both Jim and Justin at Installshield about my question.
(Both, good, GOOD, people.)

Collectively, here is the answer to my question:

Unfortunately, once the InstallScript has been compiled and built into the .msi, it is no longer accessible from within the .msi. The conversion wizard simply looks at the MSI database tables and constructs an .ism from this, but the setup.rul itself is not part of the msi tables. At this time, we do not have any tools to decompile the compiled script.

InstallShield support ROCKS !