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PowerShell cmdlet get-property used in a Custom Action

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SummaryHow-To Example on getting MSI property from PowerShell script using InstallShield 2015 or newerSynopsisIf you are using InstallShield 2015 or newer, you can use cmdlets, which will let you interact (get and set Windows Installer properties) wi...
by Flexera GeorgeK Flexera

Running a Batch File from Your Setup

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SummaryThis article discusses how to launch a .bat file from a setup with Installscript.SynopsisThis article discusses how to launch a .bat file from a setup with Installscript. The article applies to Basic MSI, InstallScript and InstallScript MSI Pr...
by Community Manager acurry Community Manager

How to Set a Property Depending on Release Flags

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SummaryThis article explains how to create a single Property who's value is different depending on which release flags are chosen at build time. For example if a project has 2 different releases which each use a different release flag: Example: Rele...
by Flexera shunt Flexera

InstallShield Triage and Preliminary Troubleshooting

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Providing the necessary information to allow a Support engineer to begin troubleshooting your issue is one of the best ways to avoid delays. This article discusses what type of information to include and how to gather it when submitting an InstallS...
by Community Manager tony_flexera Community Manager

Delete All Files Regardless of File Attributes

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SummaryDelete All Files Regardless of File AttributesSynopsisThe DeleteDirectory InstallScript function deletes a directory even if it has read only, hidden, or system files.DiscussionThe following is the InstallScript code for DeleteDirectory: p...
by Community Manager acurry Community Manager

Differences Between A Public And Private Property

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SummaryThis article discusses the differences between public and private properties.SynopsisThis article discusses the differences between public and private Windows Installer MSI properties.DiscussionPublic properties are accessible throughout the S...
by Community Manager acurry Community Manager

Creating Custom Dialog Enabling Mutually Exclusive Features

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SummaryHow to create a custom dialog with a mutually exclusive featureSynopsisThis article provides a quick highlight on SelectionTree control, and its limitations in the scope of MSI, and describes an alternative method to enable mutually exclusive ...
by Flexera dpiarowski Flexera

ISNetGetServers Cannot Access Domain Servers

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SummaryBrowsing with ISNetGetServers a Windows Installer DLL custom action is not able to obtain a list of servers in a combo box.SymptomsIf using the ISNetGetServers in a dialog to obtain a domain username/password to use for a service the browse bu...
by Flexera GeorgeK Flexera