MS Windows - InstallShield how change output from "file1.msi.exe" to "file1.msi"

Posted on 2011-10-09
Last Modified: 2013-11-26
I have InstallShield Premium 2010 project that is creating "msi.exe" files.

I can I change this project that it produces just "msi" files, e.g. output should be instead "file1.msi.exe" just "file1.msi"

Question by:longjumps
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    Accepted Solution

    Go to Installation Designer/Media/Releases; select the release you build in the middle panel; go to tab "Setup.exe" in the upper right panel, and specify Setup Launcher = No.

    This is all assuming that your project is MSI to begin with (rather than Installscript).
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    Expert Comment

    Yes, the important first question here is what kind of project it is.  If it is not a basic MSI project or other msi project then the output is going to be .exe instead.

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