View Full Version : Handling multiple installs and dependencies

08-31-2016, 07:50 PM
We currently have a hellacious process for setting up a desktop application on our client's laptops. It's a multi-step manual process, that involves a lot of clicking through Install Shield screens, as well as running powershell and SQL scripts. I'd like to consolidate this into one InstallShield installer.

Does anyone see any issues with handling a complicated install process that would do the following:

- Install SQL Server 2014 in silent mode
- Run custom SQL scripts to install two SQL server databases and data
- Run two application install shield setups (possibly consolidate into one)
- Hit a web service 2 download data specific for the user into one of those SQL server databases


10-14-2016, 04:41 PM
I think you will want to create a Suite installer (which will require InstallShield's Premier edition).