View Full Version : Hot to build msi-file, not setup.exe

02-04-2015, 05:04 AM
I'm testing the Express Edition. In the past we used the Professional Version from 2011.

Im stuck at the point where i build my release.
I want to build an msi-file, not a setup.exe.
In the User-Guide, Page 313 i found this section:

Task: To create an .msi file as your InstallShield output:
1. Create your installation, including the necessary files, features, registry entries, and shortcuts.
2. In the View List under Prepare for Release, click Releases.
3. In the Builds explorer, click the type of media that you want to build.
Note • You cannot generate an .msi file accessible to your end users through the WebDeployment release type
or the SingleImage release type.
4. Click the Build tab.
5. For the Compression setting, select Uncompressed. This instructs InstallShield to not embed the .msi file
into the Setup.exe file.
6. Click the Build button.
InstallShield builds your release and stores it in the <Project Location>\<Project Name>\Express\<Release
Type>\DiskImages\Disk1 folder. The .msi file is in this folder.

I tried it several times, using the "Custom"-Release. But whatever i try i only get a setup.exe file.

Is this a bug, or restricted because its a trial-version?
Building msi-file is a must for us.

02-04-2015, 10:06 AM
Duplicate post; follow up here: