Using Wise to Install our application + run scripts

Posted on 2007-10-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-05

I have a few questions about packaging and in particular Wise Packaging Studio but also open to InstallShield.

As part of the package we would like some prerequisites checked in a simlar fashion to when you install SQL 2005 express it displays a list telling you if they have passed or failed.

Is this possible?

Next the package would need to run an SQL script to create an account within the SQLExpress database.

Next it would need to run another script to create the database giving the previously created user permssions

Is this possible, at present we run scripts to do the above but we have no error checking so if it fails to do any of the above it continues and then we have all sorts of problems, need some kind of eror checking ability that reports an error back and gives us the option to ignore or abort.

Then it would copy/install the actual files and registry entries.

lastly the Install would need to prompt you for a location of some txt files, display them in the install so you can confirm they are correct and import them into the SQL Database

We would also like the installer to create a Windows Dialup SSL VPN connection after it has registered the SSL Dll's above (which register the SSL VPN software)

Is all the above possible



Question by:ncomper
    1 Comment
    LVL 5

    Accepted Solution

    All of what you are asking is possible through InstallShield. One slight exception to the order in which you presented it though. Your UI dialog prompt would be best within the UI sequence before the main execute actions occur such as running your sql script, etc...

    Hope this helps.

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    Highfive Gives IT Their Time Back

    Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

    I hope you'll find this tutorial useful and interesting. So let's try to extend Tcl with a new package.  For anyone more deeply interested please check out the book "Practical Programming in Tcl and Tk". It's really one of the best written books abo…
    It is a general practice to get rid of old user profiles on a computer  in a LAN environment. As I have been working with a company in a LAN environment where users move from one place to some other place at times. This will make many user profil…
    The viewer will learn how to look for a specific file type in a local or remote server directory using PHP.
    In this seventh video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFfonts utility, which lists all the fonts used in a PDF file. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable for use in programs, scripts, batch files — any pl…

    759 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    11 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now