View Full Version : Passing Parameters to Web Installs?

12-05-2001, 01:00 AM
I'm doing a rewrite of a project that includes upgrading from 6.3 to 7.01.
Part of the installation includes setting a registry entry indicating the
URL the user entered to download the software. This enables future
automatic downloads.

The 6.3 project used the Setup Player object to dynamically set a property
in the InstallShield project, but the Setup Player is listed as one of the
functions that doesn't have an equivalant in 7.0 (Article Q105377 on

I'm open to different approaches, but I somehow need to capture the URL that
the user entered in the browser and get it inserted into the registry on the
target machine. I can't hardcode the URL because we send the installation
program to customers, who install it on their webserver, and their employees
download it over their intranet.

Any suggestions are GREATLY appreciated. I've been banging my head against
the wall over this for a while. :-}

JPF 999
08-23-2005, 02:14 PM
Did you ever get an answer to this ? I have a need for the same functionality.