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run your .exe after install

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Posted 03 February 2003 - 17:31

Is there a way to run your exe after install?
I am using Visual Studio 6 and can't seem to find any Custom Actions folder.

Stefan Krueger

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Posted 04 February 2003 - 12:37

I don't think this is possible with VS6, unless you modify the generated msi file with Orca after the build.


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Posted 04 February 2003 - 14:09

for our purposes we have found that 'wrapping'  our msi's with an exe or cmd process works best and allows easy customization regarding using properties and transforms ( otherwise to apply any corporate customizations on vendor msi's we would have to alter the registry for custom msi double-clicks ).

as a result it is easy to place an installation check following main install and, depending on this condition, launch the app...

alternatively you could skip the check and simply launch the app...


msiexec /i {your msi} /l*v {your msi log file}
[your msi startup.exe]