Solved

Change normal behavior of MSI

Posted on 2011-03-06
2
330 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I want to change normal behavior of MSI like
1. Stop MSI from auto repair when we delete any file
2. Shortcut icon generated trough MSI (user should be able to change the default icon of shortcut and pass the command line parameters to exe file)
0
Comment
Question by:milindbansode
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
2 Comments
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
BillDL earned 500 total points
ID: 35073214
Hi milinbansode

You asked:
"Shortcut icon generated trough MSI - user should be able to change the default icon of shortcut and pass the command line parameters to exe file.

This is possible even if you don't have the full Windows Installer developer tools used to create setup packages.  You need the program named ORCA.EXE that comes with the Windows Installer SDK tools.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=c17ba869-9671-4330-a63e-1fd44e0e2505&displaylang=en

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa370557(v=vs.85).aspx

It has a simple user interface that allows you to modify the database tables in the MSI file.  You have to learn the syntax used in the functions and actions.  In particuler I believe you would need to look here:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa368054(v=VS.85).aspx
0
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:BillDL
ID: 35838097
Thank you milindbansode
0

Featured Post

Salesforce Has Never Been Easier

Improve and reinforce salesforce training & adoption using WalkMe's digital adoption platform. Start saving on costly employee training by creating fast intuitive Walk-Thrus for Salesforce. Claim your Free Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The new Microsoft OS looks great, is easier than ever to upgrade to, it is even free.  So what's the catch?  If you don't change the privacy settings, Microsoft will, in accordance with the (EULA) you clicked okay to without reading, collect all the…
Exception Handling is in the core of any application that is able to dignify its name. In this article, I'll guide you through the process of writing a DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) Exception Handling mechanism, using Aspect Oriented Programming.
The viewer will learn how to simulate a series of coin tosses with the rand() function and learn how to make these “tosses” depend on a predetermined probability. Flipping Coins in Excel: Enter =RAND() into cell A2: Recalculate the random variable…
The viewer will learn how to create a normally distributed random variable in Excel, use a normal distribution to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, Create a Monte Carlo simulation using a normal random variable, and calcul…

726 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