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I am trying to build an installation package for an app I build using Visual Studio 2005. I need to use Installshield X so that I can easily incorporate it into our existing install. When I try to use the Merge Modules the install fails saying I need to set ALLUSERS to 1. The problem with this is that I can not find where to set this. So, I revert to calling the CRRedist2005_x86.msi  from Installshiled using the code below
SdShowMsg ( "Launching MSI", TRUE );
LaunchAppAndWait (SUPPORTDIR ^ "CRRedist2005_x86.msi", "", WAIT);      
SdShowMsg ( "Launching MSI", FALSE);

I do see the Launching MSI message, but the msi never runs.
I have been struggling with this for days and would be forever appreciative to anyone who can offer some advice, guidance, or alternatives. I will say that I have already tried building a second setup with VS2005 and calling it from within Instalshield, but that put the install in a loop.

HELP!! Please?
TIA!!!
This does not work either. I
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This tutorial may help.  Install package tutorials start on page 434

http://www.businessobjects.com/global/pdf/dev_zone/VS2005_Walkthroughs.pdf

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As mentioned in the original post, I have already tried using merge modules (CrystalReportsRedist2005_x86.msm, Microsoft_VC80_ATL_x86.msm, policy_8_0_Microsoft_VC80_ATL_x86.msm). When using the merge modules I still get build warnings that the following dependency files were missing and could not be found by InstallShield X (despite the fact that they are on the system I am building from) CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.dll, CrystalDecisions.Windows.Forms.dll, CrystalDecisions.Shared.dll. This is why I am using the .msi. I am open to using the merge modules or .msi or whatever if I can get a surefire way to get it working.
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Can you manually add the missing files?

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I did manually copy the files over to the machine, but that di not work either.
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Where did you put them?

Did you register them?

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I put tried 2 things. Putting them in the same directory as the app, and putting them in system32. Didn't work. They don't register either.
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I don't know.

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I had to install Visual Studion 2005 team edition to get this work. I was orignally using the VS2005 Pro but it did not include the C-Itanium Tools. Once I installed Team Edition it worked.
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