sandy_2008
Level 7

execute windws redist exe during installation

In my windows installer, I want to give user the option to install VC++ redistributables, if they want to.
For that, I will add a panel, where I will get the user input. If user says, yes, then how do I execute the redistributable executable (vcredist_x64.exe) silently?
I'm using IA7.1.3 EE.

Thanks!!
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sandy_2008
Level 7

I'm going to bundle the vcredist_x64.exe in the installer. This exe will get installed in the temp directory. There will be panel where the user will be given an option to install the redist. and I'll have a batch file, which will run this executable, only when user selects to install the redist.

The problem is, will the uninstaller, uninstall the redistributables on itw own or not?
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sandy_2008
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How do I make an entry in install.log file during installation, so that the redistributables are uninstalled on uninstallation?
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ramalaks
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I install redist exe but i leave it on the system during uninstallation.

you have to uninstall redist exe yourself when uninstalling the product. set up a registry that you installed redist successfully. during uninstall, check registry and findout if you should call unisntall of redist.
Hope it helps.
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