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NewsArchive
10-25-1996, 12:00 AM
Ritesh wrote:
>
> More clearly,
>
> InstallShield Express or any installations created by InstallShield Express
> does not support Win32s.
>
> Ritesh

OK. What about NT 4.0?

I have experienced serious problems with Installshield Express Pro
scripts I have written when running them on Win NT 4.0. And the same bad
behaviour occured when installing someone else's software
whose installation uses InstallShield (eg: QuarterDeck's Cleansweep 95).

In both cases I tried installing to a Win NT 4.0 machine.

The installation apppeared as if it was working, however:
1) it did not create any program groups/menu items
2) it did not create any shortcuts in the startup group
3) it did not intstall dlls and files that were supposed to be placed in
<WinSysDir>


Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Brian Cooper
System Manager
Lightstone Group, Inc
bc@lightstone.com

NewsArchive
11-04-1996, 01:00 AM
B Cooper <bc@lightstone.com> wrote
> OK. What about NT 4.0?
>
> I have experienced serious problems with Installshield Express Pro
> scripts I have written when running them on Win NT 4.0. And the same bad
> behaviour occured when installing someone else's software
> whose installation uses InstallShield (eg: QuarterDeck's Cleansweep 95).
>
> In both cases I tried installing to a Win NT 4.0 machine.
>
> The installation apppeared as if it was working, however:
> 1) it did not create any program groups/menu items
> 2) it did not create any shortcuts in the startup group
> 3) it did not intstall dlls and files that were supposed to be placed in
> <WinSysDir>
>

You need to use IS Express Pro 1.1. This version supports WinNT4.0 Build
1381 and later.

Ritesh

NewsArchive
11-04-1996, 01:00 AM
B Cooper <bc@lightstone.com> wrote
> OK. What about NT 4.0?
>
> I have experienced serious problems with Installshield Express Pro
> scripts I have written when running them on Win NT 4.0. And the same bad
> behaviour occured when installing someone else's software
> whose installation uses InstallShield (eg: QuarterDeck's Cleansweep 95).
>
> In both cases I tried installing to a Win NT 4.0 machine.
>
> The installation apppeared as if it was working, however:
> 1) it did not create any program groups/menu items
> 2) it did not create any shortcuts in the startup group
> 3) it did not intstall dlls and files that were supposed to be placed in
> <WinSysDir>
>

You need to use IS Express Pro 1.1. This version supports WinNT4.0 Build
1381 and later.

Ritesh

NewsArchive
12-11-1996, 01:00 AM
Ritesh wrote:
>
> B Cooper <bc@lightstone.com> wrote
> > OK. What about NT 4.0?
> >
> > I have experienced serious problems with Installshield Express Pro
> > scripts I have written when running them on Win NT 4.0. And the same bad
> > behaviour occured when installing someone else's software
> > whose installation uses InstallShield (eg: QuarterDeck's Cleansweep 95).
> >
> > In both cases I tried installing to a Win NT 4.0 machine.
> >
> > The installation apppeared as if it was working, however:
> > 1) it did not create any program groups/menu items
> > 2) it did not create any shortcuts in the startup group
> > 3) it did not intstall dlls and files that were supposed to be placed in
> > <WinSysDir>
> >
>
> You need to use IS Express Pro 1.1. This version supports WinNT4.0 Build
> 1381 and later.
>
> Ritesh

I have a similiar problem in that no shortcuts to the three executables
are created and placed in the Start\Programs folder group. And I am
using InstallShield Express Pro V1.1 with the target machine as NT4.0
build 1381.

It seems that because NT is a multiuser OS, IS Express Pro
does not know where the Start\Programs folder group of the current
logged-in user is. How do I setup IS Express so that it will do this?
How do I tell Express to look in the
windows\profiles\<login user>\Start menu\Programs to create and place
the
folders and shortcuts I want?

The setup I have right now will work fine when installing to a Win95
machine because the Programs folder is always in
<Windir>\Start menu\Programs. I need to have one installation that will
install to both Win95 and NT4.0.

NewsArchive
12-11-1996, 01:00 AM
Ritesh wrote:
>
> B Cooper <bc@lightstone.com> wrote
> > OK. What about NT 4.0?
> >
> > I have experienced serious problems with Installshield Express Pro
> > scripts I have written when running them on Win NT 4.0. And the same bad
> > behaviour occured when installing someone else's software
> > whose installation uses InstallShield (eg: QuarterDeck's Cleansweep 95).
> >
> > In both cases I tried installing to a Win NT 4.0 machine.
> >
> > The installation apppeared as if it was working, however:
> > 1) it did not create any program groups/menu items
> > 2) it did not create any shortcuts in the startup group
> > 3) it did not intstall dlls and files that were supposed to be placed in
> > <WinSysDir>
> >
>
> You need to use IS Express Pro 1.1. This version supports WinNT4.0 Build
> 1381 and later.
>
> Ritesh

I have a similiar problem in that no shortcuts to the three executables
are created and placed in the Start\Programs folder group. And I am
using InstallShield Express Pro V1.1 with the target machine as NT4.0
build 1381.

It seems that because NT is a multiuser OS, IS Express Pro
does not know where the Start\Programs folder group of the current
logged-in user is. How do I setup IS Express so that it will do this?
How do I tell Express to look in the
windows\profiles\<login user>\Start menu\Programs to create and place
the
folders and shortcuts I want?

The setup I have right now will work fine when installing to a Win95
machine because the Programs folder is always in
<Windir>\Start menu\Programs. I need to have one installation that will
install to both Win95 and NT4.0.

NewsArchive
04-07-1998, 12:00 AM
I made a typo it s/b
path = %path%;c:\temp;

Opps Sorry. I hope this helps you.


Daniel Albertson wrote in message <352a3c84.0@news.installshield.com>...
>At the command line try
>path = %path$;c:\temp where c:\temp is the new addition to the path
>required.
>
>
>Joseph A. Potkay wrote in message <352955eb.0@localhost>...
>>I need some help. I am trying to edit the 'Path' environmental variable
so
>>that the application can be run from the command line. I cannot figure
out
>>how to append an entry on the the end of the current 'Path' value. There
>is
>>a note in the help files about using %PATH%, but I have not figured out
>how.
>>
>>Thanks,
>>Joe
>>
>>
>
>