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Patrick Simons
06-12-2018, 09:51 AM
Hello,

I'm actually using InstallShield 2012 Spring Edition (Pro) and I'm planning to purchase InstallShield 2018. We're working with Basic MSI.
Due to InstallShield Prerequisites we must deliver a Setup.exe

Is it possible to compress the build, but to leave the MSI outside of the EXE-file?

Regards,
Patrick

Patrick Simons
06-13-2018, 02:00 AM
Any Guru out there?

So the desired result under DISK1 should be:
-> setup.exe
-> mytest.msi

and setup.exe should NOT contain mytest.msi

Patrick

Jenifer
06-13-2018, 07:51 AM
Hi Patrick Simons,

By default when you create new project in InstallShield(as of InstallShield-2015 to 2018) & build,setup.exe which comes as outcome is uncompressed there by you would be able to see your output.msi also in Disk1 folder.

Please refer Releases->Product Configuration->Release 1->Build view.

-Compression would be set to "Uncompressed"

-Under Setup.exe tab setup-launcher would be set to "yes"


Thanks,
Jenifer

Patrick Simons
06-13-2018, 08:09 AM
Hi Jenifer,

Thanks for your answer.

I already did that. But beside of Setup.exe and mytest.msi there exist also other files and subfolders which are not "compressed" into the msi file.
How can I produce a lightweight Setup.exe, but with a compressed msi aside?

Regards,
Patrick

Jenifer
06-14-2018, 08:46 AM
Hi,


As of Today InstallShield supports either of one options below:


-Compressed with/without setup launcher -With setup launcher set to yes ,compressed setup.exe would be output

-With setup launcher set to no,compressed msi would be output


-Uncompressed with/without setup launcher


I don't think the combination of setup.exe+compressed msi is possible here.Let you know if i find any?


Thanks,
Jenifer

Christoph
06-15-2018, 02:47 AM
Hello,

I'm actually using InstallShield 2012 Spring Edition (Pro) and I'm planning to purchase InstallShield 2018. We're working with Basic MSI.
Due to InstallShield Prerequisites we must deliver a Setup.exe

Is it possible to compress the build, but to leave the MSI outside of the EXE-file?

Regards,
Patrick

I get an msi, data1.cab(contains the to-be-installed files) en setup.exe(who contains the prerequisites).
Is this something what you're looking for?

Patrick Simons
06-15-2018, 03:06 AM
Hi Christoph,

I want a MSI file, not a cab.
So I'm searching for a lightweight setup.exe and a compressed msi-file containing all other files (as written above)

Background: with Windows 10 Update 1803, we had a lot of problems that when our ERP-program starts, a MSI-window pops up to find and repair the MSI installation, because some system files were affected by the windows update:
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So Windows searches for the msi-file, but because we installed with setup.exe, the customer can't browse for the MSI...

Regards,
Patrick

Christoph
06-15-2018, 03:34 AM
I my opinion, I don't think this is possible.

Or a single file setup or an msi, cab + setup.exe is the closest you get I suppose.

Patrick Simons
06-15-2018, 03:50 AM
Is there also someone from Flexera watching this Forum?

Patrick

Christoph
06-15-2018, 03:58 AM
Watching yes, answering.... sometimes

Patrick Simons
06-18-2018, 02:52 AM
@any Guru from Flexera:

Any official statement concerning my question?
Maybe an enhancement idea for a future version?

Thanks,
Patrick

MarkusLatz
06-18-2018, 04:10 PM
You can use a "Advanced UI Project".

There you can add/import your required prerequisites and your basic compressed msi package from another project.

regards

Markus