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Monitoring an MSI Installation

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 20:11

I have a question on the MSI API. I need to monitor user responses to an MSI installation session. I am planning to use the responses to create an MSI transform that I could apply to the original MSI to create an unattended installation.

Can I use MsiSetExternalUI to capture user responses? Any examples, pointers to further information is greatly welcomed.



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Posted 19 September 2005 - 20:34

have you tried creating the transform with some specific msi software, such as wise or installshield...

I'm 80% sure you can create transforms in Orca (which is free), but I'm not in the office so it's not 100% smile.gif


Stefan Krueger

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 07:39

If you switch to an external UI you lose the internal UI, so I guess that's not what you want. You probably would have to hook into the dialogs and capture the property changes. I don't know how InstallShield is doing it but their product includes a tool for that purpose, so somehow it's possible.