How can I verify the completion of an .msi installation?
Posted on 2006-07-11
I am developing an html application that will be used to install a number of different programs. On a page will be a list of programs that will need to be installed. I have already used a jscript that checks for specific registry entries, determining if any of the programs have already been installed. If a program has been installed, a check mark image is made visible next to the name of the program.
If a program has not been installed, the user will see an install button. Clicking on that will then run the normal installer (usually an .msi). After the installer completes successfully, I would like to put a check mark next to the name of the program. How can I verify within the hta file that the external installer has completed? Is there a script I can run that will wait for a process to complete? I would like to stick with jscript, but any solution that accomplishes this will do.