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setup.exe calls a MSI

setup.exe calls a MSI

setup.exe calls a MSI

  I am repackaging an application in which the application setup.exe calls a MSI which installs Access on the machine.

After installing the repackaged application when I double click the .mdb file nothing happens. It does not work even if I use "open with" msaccess.exe.

The mdb file opens when I go to Start Menu-> Run and type msaccess path\file.mdb.

I checked the file associations which seem to be correct in the wise.

Plz help    

RE: setup.exe calls a MSI

It sounds to me like your Access installation isnt working properly.

First of all, you should not repackage a setup.exe that unwraps an msi.
Clear your Temp-folder, start the setup.exe.
On the first welcome screen or whatever it comes up with, go to your Temp-folder to see if the msi has been unpacked from the setup.exe.
If it has, copy it to a different location and cancel the setup.exe.
Now run your msi or create transforms to it or whatever.

Please revert with your findings.

RE: setup.exe calls a MSI

Actually they r 2 diff programs. One is TeamRisk whoes installation calls the MSI of Access 2000 runtime. I have made an MSI of TeamRisk which in turn calls the  MSI of access(nested installations).

RE: setup.exe calls a MSI

Access 2000 runtime is a pain in the arse.

Try this.

Manually install Access 200x runtime on your build pc. Do the reboot thing.

Now start a Setup Capture, and capture your actual application. It should realise that Access2k is already installed and just skip over it.

I've had to do this for a few apps here because our SOE includes Access2002 which I really don't want to be writing over with a runtime version.

Try installing Access or the runtime first b4 u install your proprietry app.


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