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How i can create a transform when vendor msi is given?

09/04/2012 11573 views

thanks for replying to me.

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You can create TRANSFORMS using Orca...

Right Click on your "Copy of your .msi"

Edit with Orca

Goto Transform menu

Click New Transform

Make Changes in the table (Change some property value)

Generate Transform..

Save it..

Now you can open this Tranforms along with vendor msi on your pacakging tools like Wise Pacakge Studio etc..






Answered 09/04/2012 by: jagadeish
Red Belt

  • hi thanks for replying...can i use tuner from admin studio because in my industry we are using admin studio. if yes how i can use it? after creating will it give some ice errors and how i can fix if i am getting? first time creating transform..tyhanks
  • Yes.. as piyushnasa mentioned..
    Don't worry about ICE errors that are already there in vendor MSI..
    Make sure you have not created any extra ICE error in your transform..
    Validate vendor msi -> Store the result in MSI.txt file

    Validate the created mst -> Store the result in MSI.txt file

    Compare both MSI.txt and MST.txt files. and make sure that there is no extra ICE errors in MST.txt file.. If you found any extra ICE errors in MST.txt file then you need to fix them in your MST..

You can use Tuner to create MST. As you have mentioned that you have AdminStudio, then you would be having Installshield as well.

You can open the Vendor MSI in Installshield and Save as MST.

Then do all the changes you want in the MST.


Answered 09/04/2012 by: piyushnasa
Red Belt


You can create mst with orca and admin studio as described by jagadeish and piyushnasa, but I also want to add that some vendors have their own tools/tuners to create transforms or answer files. Normally its a good idea to investigate this first to see if they meet your needs for modification. 

Answered 09/05/2012 by: henrik80
Second Degree Blue Belt


Hi I have created mst can anyone please tell me what i can do next? what changes i have to made in it? thanks

Answered 09/05/2012 by: shilesh1982
Second Degree Blue Belt

  • Ask yourself. We usually create transforms when we know there are some changes to be made to vendor msi. Once transform is created use TRANSFORMS parameter with Msiexec to apply it during install.
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