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12-05-2001, 01:00 AM
I haven't even started using InstallShield yet but my CD is 7.0. Is 7.01 ok
to use? I remember reading somewhere that there is a problem with 7.01 and
not working unless you have NT service pack 6. Or is that for 7.1? Can
someone give me a quick comment?...thanks.

I have used the ISWI package before but will probably go with the Standard
over Basic install. Is the Standard the way to go for most setups? I'm
familiar with InstallScript but I am trying to limit potential problems as
much as possible...especially since I will need to patch this fairly often.

Thanks.

NewsArchive
12-05-2001, 01:00 AM
7.01 works fine and has many improvements from 7.0 so you should get 7.01.
However, 7.01 ships the MSI 2.0 engine. This means that in order to install
it and installations you create with it, you will need to meet the minimum
requirements of MSI 2.0. Once of those requirements is SP6 on NT4 machines.
If you install the product and wish to ship the MSI 1.2 engine, you can take
the steps outlined in KB Q105489.

Regarding your second point, I guess it depends on what you need to do.
InstallScript is a real easy way to incorporate any custom actions into your
setup. If your setups is rather simple or you can accomplish everything you
need via the MSI tables, you might not need InstallScript, but in my
experience, even some of the seemingly trivial tasks in MSI are not always
that straightforward and can be accomplished using InstallScript very
easily. Note that if you use a Standard project type, your setups will
include the Installscript engine which is about 450K of overhead.

--
Martin
InstallShield Software Corp.

"DanaHartley" <dhartley@(nospam)haht.com> wrote in message
news:3c0e486f@news.installshield.com...
> I haven't even started using InstallShield yet but my CD is 7.0. Is 7.01
ok
> to use? I remember reading somewhere that there is a problem with 7.01 and
> not working unless you have NT service pack 6. Or is that for 7.1? Can
> someone give me a quick comment?...thanks.
>
> I have used the ISWI package before but will probably go with the Standard
> over Basic install. Is the Standard the way to go for most setups? I'm
> familiar with InstallScript but I am trying to limit potential problems as
> much as possible...especially since I will need to patch this fairly
often.
>
> Thanks.
>
>

NewsArchive
12-05-2001, 01:00 AM
"Martin Markevics" <martinm@installshield.com> wrote in message
news:3c0e57c2$1@news.installshield.com...
> 7.01 works fine and has many improvements from 7.0 so you should get 7.01.
> However, 7.01 ships the MSI 2.0 engine. This means that in order to
install
> it and installations you create with it, you will need to meet the minimum
> requirements of MSI 2.0. Once of those requirements is SP6 on NT4
machines.
> If you install the product and wish to ship the MSI 1.2 engine, you can
take
> the steps outlined in KB Q105489.
>
> Regarding your second point, I guess it depends on what you need to do.
> InstallScript is a real easy way to incorporate any custom actions into
your
> setup. If your setups is rather simple or you can accomplish everything
you
> need via the MSI tables, you might not need InstallScript, but in my
> experience, even some of the seemingly trivial tasks in MSI are not always
> that straightforward and can be accomplished using InstallScript very
> easily. Note that if you use a Standard project type, your setups will
> include the Installscript engine which is about 450K of overhead.
>
> --
> Martin
> InstallShield Software Corp.
>
> "DanaHartley" <dhartley@(nospam)haht.com> wrote in message
> news:3c0e486f@news.installshield.com...
> > I haven't even started using InstallShield yet but my CD is 7.0. Is 7.01
> ok
> > to use? I remember reading somewhere that there is a problem with 7.01
and
> > not working unless you have NT service pack 6. Or is that for 7.1? Can
> > someone give me a quick comment?...thanks.
> >
> > I have used the ISWI package before but will probably go with the
Standard
> > over Basic install. Is the Standard the way to go for most setups? I'm
> > familiar with InstallScript but I am trying to limit potential problems
as
> > much as possible...especially since I will need to patch this fairly
> often.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> >
>
>

NewsArchive
12-05-2001, 01:00 AM
What will we be losing to revert back to MSI 1.2?

I've had no luck searching Microsoft for a list of changes for MSI 2.0

Thanks in advance.

"Martin Markevics" <martinm@installshield.com> wrote in message
news:3c0e57c2$1@news.installshield.com...
> 7.01 works fine and has many improvements from 7.0 so you should get 7.01.
> However, 7.01 ships the MSI 2.0 engine. This means that in order to
install
> it and installations you create with it, you will need to meet the minimum
> requirements of MSI 2.0. Once of those requirements is SP6 on NT4
machines.
> If you install the product and wish to ship the MSI 1.2 engine, you can
take
> the steps outlined in KB Q105489.
>
> Regarding your second point, I guess it depends on what you need to do.
> InstallScript is a real easy way to incorporate any custom actions into
your
> setup. If your setups is rather simple or you can accomplish everything
you
> need via the MSI tables, you might not need InstallScript, but in my
> experience, even some of the seemingly trivial tasks in MSI are not always
> that straightforward and can be accomplished using InstallScript very
> easily. Note that if you use a Standard project type, your setups will
> include the Installscript engine which is about 450K of overhead.
>
> --
> Martin
> InstallShield Software Corp.
>
> "DanaHartley" <dhartley@(nospam)haht.com> wrote in message
> news:3c0e486f@news.installshield.com...
> > I haven't even started using InstallShield yet but my CD is 7.0. Is 7.01
> ok
> > to use? I remember reading somewhere that there is a problem with 7.01
and
> > not working unless you have NT service pack 6. Or is that for 7.1? Can
> > someone give me a quick comment?...thanks.
> >
> > I have used the ISWI package before but will probably go with the
Standard
> > over Basic install. Is the Standard the way to go for most setups? I'm
> > familiar with InstallScript but I am trying to limit potential problems
as
> > much as possible...especially since I will need to patch this fairly
> often.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> >
>
>