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Sct123
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Creating UWP packages using InstallShield

I am using InstallShield 2018. I am aware that InstallShield 2018 can be used for creating UWP app packages for Windows 10. I tried to create a sample UWP app package using InstallShield using Basic MSI project by adding the .appxbundle of the UWP app and the other depended files. The appx package was created upon building the project. When installing the appx package, we received an error “Error in parsing the app package”. So I am not able to install the package. What could be the reason for the error? How can I fix this ?
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Flexera banna_k
Flexera

Re: Creating UWP packages using InstallShield

Hi @Sct123 ,

 

   Looks like the UWP package manifest is not compiled properly, missing some information.  See whether the msi is fit to generate an UWP package out of it by validate the MSI package from Build->Validate->UWP pack....  option.

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Sct123
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Re: Creating UWP packages using InstallShield

Hi, I tried to validate the package using Build->Validate->InstallShiled UWP App Suitability Suite. It shows some error code like ISUWP01, ISUWP02, etc..ISUWP01 expands to "This package contains one or more Windows services. Windows App packages that target other devices than Windows Server do not support Windows services." 

https://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/installshield24helplib/helplibrary/ISUWP01.htm

Thanks

 

 

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Flexera shunt
Flexera

Re: Creating UWP packages using InstallShield

Hi @Sct123  

UWP apps don't support the installation of windows services hence the validation errors that you are seeing.

There is a article on MSDN which discusses this here:

https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsapps/en-US/0960bfa0-166b-454c-9005-37da070943e5/uwph...

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