I have seen many examples of how to check for the installed version of IE on a target machine (thank you stefan krueger for you excellent site and examples). I have tried successfully a few of these examples through script and using Installer engine). I am ondering if there is any way to get this type of check executed before the SetupInitialization dialog shows that installs the Windows Installer engine on the target machine?
Currently on a clean NT box with sp6 and no browser the setup will first install the installer engine and then force a reboot. On the reboot the setup starts again and determines there is no browser installed and displays the appropriate message. At this point the
system hangs, and the NT desktop does not come up (light blue screen with active arrow pointer). To get the system back, a reboot is necessary. So I re-did the IE check using code instead of custom actions and put it in the begin event but it appears even this does not execute before the setupInitialization dialog.
Is what I want to accomplish even possible? Sorry for the naive questions, I am fairly new to this.