View Full Version : Can't run MSI Debugger

09-19-2013, 06:08 AM
Hello, I'm a newbie to IS and I'm trying to debug a release I have built. The documents specify that the MSI debugger will not run if there is a .EXE file in the release, but no matter what I do the outcome of a build is always a .EXE file, thus the MSI Debugger window is always empty. Can anyone please advise?


09-19-2013, 08:27 AM
It sounds like you may be using InstallShield in evaluation mode. The evaluation version of InstallShield includes support for building compressed Setup.exe files, but no other release types. If you are creating a Windows Installer–based release, the .msi database is always embedded in the Setup.exe file.

For more details, see
Q200900: Functionality Notes for the Evaluation Version of InstallShield (http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q200900)

09-20-2013, 10:10 AM
Thank you. Yes, I am using the evaluation version. So I gave up :)