To create an Installer which installs SQL Server without Internet connection
Could any one guide me through the steps to create an Installer using InstallShield-2021 which will install 'SQL Server Express 2019' on a target machine WITHOUT Internet Connection.
Thanks and Regards
You can download the SQL 2019 Express binary (SQLEXPR_x64_ENU.exe) from the redistributables view in your Installshield project. (Installshield 2020 and higher)
You can then include this as a prerequisite in your installer so the user does not need to download it from Microsoft.
APPLICATION DATA > Redistributables > Select check box for "Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Express(x64)" > Right click and select "Download selected Item"
Be aware that due to its size, this will add an extra 260Mb to your installation.