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TechGuy
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How do I generate an install log file during installation?

How can I generate a setup.log file to show me what happened during the install of my product?
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Tim_Hunt
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Hi

One way to do it is via the Installation Designer:

Installation Information > General Information > Create MSI Logs
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TechGuy
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Thank you for the reply but my executable is not a msi. It is done as an installshield project (install script .exe).
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JDM6763
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TechGuy wrote:
Thank you for the reply but my executable is not a msi. It is done as an installshield project (install script .exe).


If it's a setup.exe try the /debuglog switch on the command line.

ex. setup.exe /debuglog
This will create the log in the same folder as the installer.

Otherwise you will need to specify the path to a writable folder:
ex:Setup.exe /debuglog"C:\temp\package.log"
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