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    Build Setup.exe with compressed MSI

    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

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    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
    Tx,

    Patrick, MCP

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    Build Setup.exe with compressed MSI

    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

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    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

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    Build Setup.exe with compressed MSI

    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

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