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setup problem

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Posted 28 July 2003 - 07:29


i have the following question.

I give the user with an option to install to local drive or
to browse from the cd.

1. when install to local drive is selected what I observed was that
installshield writes some keyes to registry and checks against them when
setup.exe is again clicked to show the maintainence dialog.

2. When browse from cd is selected,in the ready to install dailog
I have following condition

event argument condition
remove myfeature <when browse from cd is selected>
doaction <CA which creates <when browse from cd is selected>
shortcut and creates the
registry key to hklm/software/myapp

This creates the shortcut on the users desktop and create the
registry key to hklm/software/myapp.
What I noticed that no installer registry keyes are written as nothing
has been installed to users local machince.

Now user again clicks on the setup.exe,I need to bring up the maintainence dialog.
but the installer brings the welcome dialog.I need to know how can I force
to bring up the maintaience dialog even though installer has actually not installed
any files on the users local drive.


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Posted 29 July 2003 - 16:49

Hi Stefan,

pl help me on this.

Stefan Krueger

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Posted 29 July 2003 - 19:57

Unless you take out the RegisterProduct etc. action, the product should still appear to be installed, e.g. entry in Add/Remove Programs.
I'm not sure what effects your custom action may cause. I don't think you are using a good approach.