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how to launch msi from setup msi

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currently working on visual studio 2003 setup and deployment project, building an installer. My question is, when the installer(msi) is running, how can i launch another proxy application (msi)? The sequence is:
Launch installer-> installer call a few other msi -> installation continue -> finish installation.
Some says its not possible in VS 03, is there any solution? I heard VS 05 have something call "bootstrapper", will that solve my problem? I need solution in DETAIL, i'm a newbie. Thank you.
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by:jkr
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The easiest solution would IMHO be to

ShellExecute(NULL,"open","c:\\path\\anotherinstaller.msi",NULL,NULL,SW_SHOW);
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by:chpchew
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Sir,
   Thank you for your effort, but your solution did not solve my problem. Please kindly review my question carefully. My problem is, i cant run another msi while there is a msi is running. The solution i need is on how to run "multiple" msi in a time. As far as i know, this features is not supported.
  Your solution can only launch the msi once after the previous msi is done. I need to launch the proxy app(msi) before the installer(msi) finished.

Thank you.
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I actually thought that was possible, until I read the following link:

http://www.eggheadcafe.com/aspnet_answers/NETFrameworksetup/Jan2006/post25817266.asp

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by:chpchew
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thx mrwad99, i've seen this post before. However, i still believe there is someway to do what i'm trying to do right now. Hopefully i can get someone help me solve my problem soon enough.
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You cannot have two instances of msiexec running at the same time.  The OS will just not allow it.  It is as simple as that.

You may find http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/msi/setup/concurrent_installations.asp interesting also.
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