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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

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

Build Error 6271

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Summary Build error 6271 file hashing with unusually large files that do not have version information Symptoms While building a release, the following error occurs: ** Error: -6271: File \file.exe not found. An error occurred building the MsiFileHash...
by Community Manager acurry Community Manager

Work with Command Events at Build Time

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Summary Work with Command Events at Build Time Synopsis This article is intended to illustrate how to specify commands that run before, during and after builds with Prebuild, Precompression and Postbuild events in the InstallShield Premier product. ...
by Community Manager acurry Community Manager

InstallShield 2016 Known Issues

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SummaryInstallShield 2016 Known IssuesSynopsisThis article contains a list of hyperlinks to articles about known issues, workarounds, hotfixes, and related information for InstallShield 2016. The article will be updated as new information becomes av...
by Community Manager tony_flexera Community Manager

Error 7354 When Building MSI

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SummaryError 7354 occurs when building the MSI projectSymptomsThe build error 7354 occurs while referencing a string that does not have the correct value in MSI projects. The issue may occur with a new project or a migrated project. The error will re...
by Flexera Ken536 Flexera

ISDEV : fatal error -4340: Internal build error

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SummaryThe InstallShield build process may fail presenting ISDEV : fatal error -4340: Internal build errorSymptomsThe InstallShield build process may fail in different ways. This can occur within a Visual Studio solution and outside of Visual Studio ...
by Flexera GeorgeK Flexera

32-bit and 64-bit Installation Support

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SummaryThis article discusses the limitations and workaround of creating a single installation package for 32-bit and 64-bit Basic MSI?s.SynopsisWhilst it is not possible to create an MSI installer for both 32 and 64bit applications, we can create a ...
by Flexera shunt Flexera