InstallShield Knowledge Base

InstallShield Knowledge Base

Automatically set INSTALLDIR to the same value for base version and major upgrade

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1. Create a base version with the custom action "SetARPINSTALLLOCATION" (refer to the project settings in the screenshot and alter InstallExec Condition based on your product needs). Note: The custom action created in the base version will help in ...
by Flexera Vittal Flexera

How to Configure a Major Upgrade

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In this recording, we list the reasons to choose the major upgrade approach for your next product release. We then demonstrate how to configure a major upgrade in InstallShield. Video Credit: Ian Pinawin (Senior Technical Support Engineer)
by Community Manager cvirata Community Manager

Introduction to Windows Installer Upgrade Types

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After you've built and distributed your product installer, the next logical step is to select the right upgrade approach for future versions of your product. In this recording, we explain the three types of upgrades to help you identify the optimal u...
by Community Manager cvirata Community Manager

HOW TO: Stop a Windows Service from Starting Automatically During Install

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Symptoms A Windows service keeps starting automatically during install. Most likely, an Install Start service control event has been configured in the project. Project Type Basic MSIInstallScript MSI Solution See very quick, attached, 30-second scree...
by Revenera Revenera_Ian Revenera

Displaying a File Open Browse Dialog in a Basic MSI project

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SummaryThis article discusses how to display a file open / browse dialog in a Basic MSI project.SynopsisThis article discusses how to display a file open / browse dialog in a Basic MSI project.DiscussionLaunching a File Open / Browse Dialog This inf...
by Revenera Revenera_Ian Revenera

Setting INSTALLDIR Based on a System Search and Install a Product to an Existing Destination

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SummaryThis article explains how to locate an existing installation, another product, or some other specific location on a target machine during installation and then use this location as the destination for the current install.SynopsisA common insta...
by acurry Flexera Alumni

FlexNet Connect Software Manager Error 13030 / Error 13034

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SummaryWhen launching an InstallShield, AdminStudio or the FlexNet Connect Software Manager you may be prompted with Error 13030 / Error 13034.SymptomsWhen launching an InstallShield or the FlexNet Connect Software Manager you may be prompted with on...
by RQuinn Flexera Alumni