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Enterprise Deployment Configuration Settings

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 09:08


Currently, for enterprise deployment time configuration settings, we provide a batch file which runs our setup.exe. This batch files contains parameters which allows setup.exe to update certain properties.
However, as the no. of parameters grows, the parameter list becomes lengthy and complex.
We were looking at certain other techniques to accomplish install time configuration settings for enterprise.

Some installers provide a tool which updates the msi as required. This however, requires msi to be outside the setup.exe. Our package being a mere 20MB, is packaged within the setup.exe.

Other alternative is to use setup.ini. However, i wasn't able to find whether Installshield support setup.ini updation for msi based projects.

What is the better or industry standard for allowing install time configuration settings by enterprise IT? Any help/suggestion/idea would be appreciated.


Stefan Krueger

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:37

For enterprise deployment I'd recommend not using a setup.exe but only the .msi. However, you can use setup.exe's /v parameter top pass any command line parameters to the included msi, which you could use to specify a .mst transform.
It's also possible to update setup.ini inside the setup.exe using the tool at http://kb.flexerasof...ernalId=Q107253