vlexdev
Flexera beginner

Web installer using installshield

Is it possible to create a web installer using install shield. eg: like google chrome exe.

Note: I'm using advanced suite and basic msi for creating the installer

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banna_k
Flexera
Flexera

Re: Web installer using installshield

Hi @vlexdev,

 
yes, its possible by configuring the below settings at the package level(basic msi package in the suite project in your case)  :

Location

.msi,
.msp,
.exe,
.appx,
InstallScript,
Web Deploy,
Basic MSI project,
InstallScript project

Specify where the package should be located. Available options are:

  Copy From Source Media—Store the package and its files on the source media.

If the Advanced UI or Suite/Advanced UI installation will be run uncompressed from fixed media—such as CD, DVD, or local network—use this option.

  Extract From Setup.exe—Compress the package and its files into Setup.exe, to be extracted at run time, if necessary.

If the entire Advanced UI or Suite/Advanced UI installation must be self-contained in Setup.exe, select this option. Note that the Download From The Web option results in smaller installations and shorter download time; however, the Extract From Setup.exe option provides for a completely self-contained installation.

  Download From The Web—Download the package and its files (if necessary) from the URL that is specified for the package.

This option is recommended if your installation will be downloaded from the Internet and you want to minimize the Advanced UI or Suite/Advanced UI package size and download time. An Advanced UI or Suite/Advanced UI package is not downloaded if the correct version is already present on the target system.

Note that the option that you select in the Location setting may be overridden in the Releases view.

URL

.msi,
.msp,
.exe,
.appx,
InstallScript,
Web Deploy,
Basic MSI project,
InstallScript project

Enter the URL for the root folder that will contain the selected package and its folders and files. The package and any accompanying files are downloaded from this location to target systems at run time if the package needs to be launched.

This setting is applicable if Download From The Web is selected in the Location setting.

 

and below setting at the Release-> Setup.exe tab:

Package Location

Advanced UI, Suite/Advanced UI

Specify the run-time location for the packages that are configured in the Packages view. Available options are:

  Copy From Source Media—Store the packages on the source media. This option overrides the run-time locations that are specified for each individual package’s Location setting in the Packages view.

If the Advanced UI or Suite/Advanced UI installation will be run uncompressed from fixed media—CD, DVD, or local network—select this option.

  Extract From Setup.exe—Compress the packages into Setup.exe, to be extracted at run time, if necessary. This option overrides the run-time locations that are specified for each individual package’s Location setting in the Packages view.

If the entire installation must be self-contained in Setup.exe, select this option. Note that the Download from the Web option results in smaller installations and shorter download time; however, the Extract from Setup.exe option provides for a completely self-contained installation.

  Download from the Web—Download all of the packages that are included in your project (if necessary) from the URLs that are specified for each package in the Packages view. This option overrides the run-time locations that are specified for each individual package’s Location setting in the Packages view.

This option is recommended if your Advanced UI or Suite/Advanced UI installation will be downloaded from the Internet and you want to minimize the installation size and download time. A package will not be downloaded if the correct version is already present on the target system.

  Follow Individual Selections—Use the locations that are specified for each individual package’s the Location setting in the Packages view.
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vlexdev
Flexera beginner

Re: Web installer using installshield

Thanks Banna for the reply. I got your point.

One quick question: What all files should be present in the given URL( we need to provide the .ism project file ?)

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banna_k
Flexera
Flexera

Re: Web installer using installshield

Hi @vlexdev ,

 

 No need to keep the .ism project file in the URL location, only need to give the files which are required to install the package.

In case of msi package, its required to copy the .msi file and msi related files if any.

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