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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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Re: Build Setup.exe with compressed MSI

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
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Flexera Jenifer
Flexera

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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Re: Build Setup.exe with compressed MSI

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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Flexera Jenifer
Flexera

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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Christoph
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Re: Build Setup.exe with compressed MSI

Patrick Simons wrote:
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?
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Re: Build Setup.exe with compressed MSI

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:

So Windows searches for the msi-file, but because we installed with setup.exe, the customer can't browse for the MSI...

Regards,
Patrick
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Christoph
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Re: Build Setup.exe with compressed MSI

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.
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Re: Build Setup.exe with compressed MSI

Is there also someone from Flexera watching this Forum?

Patrick
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Christoph
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Re: Build Setup.exe with compressed MSI

Watching yes, answering.... sometimes
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