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BINUTB
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How to include SQL Server 2017 Express edition in Installation Requirements section

Hi,

Using Install Shield 2018 Trial version

In the Basic MSI Project, SQL Server 2017 Express edition is not available in Installation Requirements section

Please advise
1. How to include SQL Server 2017 Express edition in MSI Project. (Under Installation Requirements - Required Software, pls see the attached )
2. How to include installation file of SQL Server 2017 Express(in Install shield Project Assistant) for install while running installer.

Regards
Binu
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BINUTB
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BINUTB wrote:
Hi,

Using Install Shield 2018 Trial version

In the Basic MSI Project, SQL Server 2017 Express edition is not available in Installation Requirements section

Please advise
1. How to include SQL Server 2017 Express edition in MSI Project. (Under Installation Requirements - Required Software, pls see the attached )
2. How to include installation file of SQL Server 2017 Express(in Install shield Project Assistant) for install while running installer.

Regards
Binu




Hi, anybody can help....
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Jenifer
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BINUTB wrote:
Hi,

Using Install Shield 2018 Trial version

In the Basic MSI Project, SQL Server 2017 Express edition is not available in Installation Requirements section

Please advise
1. How to include SQL Server 2017 Express edition in MSI Project. (Under Installation Requirements - Required Software, pls see the attached )
2. How to include installation file of SQL Server 2017 Express(in Install shield Project Assistant) for install while running installer.

Regards
Binu


Hi,

It is about creating configuration ini file & placing it into C:\InstallShield\\Searches folder.Configuration file contains registry entry as well condition for existence.
InstallShield will pick automatically from the folder

Update:

Find the attached file,rename extension to .ini and place it



Thanks,
Jenifer
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BINUTB
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Thanks Jenifer...

How to include installation file of SQL Server 2017 Express(in Install shield Project Assistant) for install while running installer.


Regards
Binu
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BINUTB
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Hi Jenifer,

That means how to automatically install SQL Server 2017 Express through the install setup file created by Install Shield.

While running setup file message "SQL Sever 2017 Express need to be installed for the installation to continue" will shown.
My requirement is automatic installation of SQL Sever 2017 Express while running setup file.

Regards
Binu
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BINUTB
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BINUTB wrote:
Hi Jenifer,

That means how to automatically install SQL Server 2017 Express through the install setup file created by Install Shield.

While running setup file message "SQL Sever 2017 Express need to be installed for the installation to continue" will shown.
My requirement is automatic installation of SQL Sever 2017 Express while running setup file.

Regards
Binu



Hi

Anybody have an idea about my requirement ?

ie: i wish to install SQL Sever 2017 Express automatically by the setup file created by Install Shield.


Regards
Binu
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Jenifer
Flexera Alumni

BINUTB wrote:
Hi

Anybody have an idea about my requirement ?

ie: i wish to install SQL Sever 2017 Express automatically by the setup file created by Install Shield.


Regards
Binu


Hi,

System requirement section can only alert you whether your installation has all things setup,it can't help you with installation.For that you need to add pre-requisite for SQL2017 express installation.Hereby attaching sample pre-requisite file for SQL-2016 express,you can change it accordingly for SQL-2018 express.

Links from where you want to download sql setup you can search it online.



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Jenifer
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BINUTB
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Thanks Jenifer
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BINUTB
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Jenifer wrote:
Hi,

System requirement section can only alert you whether your installation has all things setup,it can't help you with installation.For that you need to add pre-requisite for SQL2017 express installation.Hereby attaching sample pre-requisite file for SQL-2016 express,you can change it accordingly for SQL-2018 express.

Links from where you want to download sql setup you can search it online.



Thanks,
Jenifer




Hi Jenifer,


Added Pre-requisite for SQL Server 2017 Express

below is the .prq file













On running setup file SQL Server 2017 Express is not installed in the target pc

Please advise the reason/ any additional steps required for this

Thanks in advance

Regards
Binu
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Jenifer
Flexera Alumni

BINUTB wrote:
Hi Jenifer,


Added Pre-requisite for SQL Server 2017 Express

below is the .prq file













On running setup file SQL Server 2017 Express is not installed in the target pc

Please advise the reason/ any additional steps required for this

Thanks in advance

Regards
Binu


Hi,

You are missing core part in pre-requisite file,i.e entries.I hope you had removed conditions & operating system conditions since you dont want it explicitly.

Please have a look at following sample entry:









Things to correct:
-Give files\file\LocalFile entry as relative path,so that it can pick from the folder irrespective of specific machine.
-Fill execute details with file.commandline ,action etc which is mandatory

Hope it helps,
Thanks,
Jenifer
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