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nested install of flash fails under win2k

nested install of flash fails under win2k

nested install of flash fails under win2k

We have an application that requires the Macromedia Flash Player to be installed on the user’s system, so in the installer we run the ‘install_flash_player_7.msi’ using:

    Install MSI From Relative Path install_flash_player_7.msi (InstallFlashPlayerActiveX)

The ‘install_flash_player_7.msi’ file is in the same folder as the msi calling it.

This works fine on most systems, except under Windows 2000 running on Virtual PC 2004, where the nested msi does not run.

Also when installing the Flash player in this way a remove program entry is not created for it in the ‘Add and Remove Programs’ dialog.

Does anyone have any idea why these problems might be occuring?

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RE: nested install of flash fails under win2k

Maybe, in W2K, the condition does not evaluate to true.  What do the variables FLASH_INSTALLER_PATH and FLASH represent?

Does the Flash .msi created an entry in the Add/Remove Programs dialog when you install it by itself, outside of this installation?

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