View Full Version : How to create .msi using installshield 2013 from a existing .ism file.

09-03-2013, 05:02 AM

I have a .ism file created already using installshield 2012 version. I am trying to use the same .ism file in installshield 2013 premier trial version. I could generate .exe not the .msi file while clicking "Buils MSI" option. What settings is required in installshield to get .msi file instead of .exe file?

09-03-2013, 06:09 AM
with trial not posible

09-03-2013, 06:16 AM
Thanks a lot for the info.

02-23-2014, 11:59 PM
Thanks a lot for the info.
i had same problem , now please tell me how license work in installshield 2013.
explanation ........
i have ism file which is generated by installshield 2008. i built exe file from iscmdbld.exe command using trial version of installshield 2013 , now i want to build msi from iscmdbld.exe command using license version of installshield 2013 , so how will this work ? am i required to install installshield 2013 on every system where i want to build msi file from ism file OR only install on 1 system and save ism file(generated by installshield 2008) into installshield 2013 and with this ism i build msi file from any system where installshield is not required .

03-06-2014, 04:50 AM
Hi Abhay,

You can use command line to build msi package.
Use below command:

IsCmdBld.exe -p "<location of .ism file>" -e N

Rajesh Kumar