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03-25-2002, 05:24 AM

I want to encapsulate an installation into a MSI. The product is Isa Server 2000 and I can't make a good snapshot with the Repackager, it's too complex and the MSI don't work.

So I want to simulate an MSI installation by incorporating the hole setup package of ISA Server and execute it with some parameters ( copy the unattended file on the HD and execute setup.exe /q0 )

How can I do that ?


Ian Baxter
03-25-2002, 07:18 PM
I was looking at that a while ago. The drawback is that you would have to keep a copy of the installation files on the local drive in order for the MSI to uninstall properly.

You can:

1. In the MSI, have two scripts and all the installation files for the app.

1a. Script 1 - condition set to Not Installed, calls a script which uses for LaunchAppAndWait function to SETUP.EXE for installation.
1b. Script2 - condition set to Installed, calls a script which also uses LaunchAppAndWait to call SETUP.EXE for removal.

Of course, you will have two entries in the control panel for the application - one for the MSI, and the other for the SETUP.EXE based install.