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How to create registry entries for every configuration in an MST?

09/06/2012 2621 views

how to create registries for every confugiration in mst? i am working on sap business objects.

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If you have 10 different configurations (I assume that is what you mean).  Where only 1 needs to be installed on a computer, there are a few ways to do this...

1. Create 1 mst for each of the 10 versions only inlcuding the reg keys you want.  Then you just apply the mst you want on a particular PC.


msiexec.exe /i installer.msi TRANSFORMS=config1.mst

msiexec.exe /i installer.msi TRANSFORMS=config2.mst

2. Create 10 different components, each will contain the different reg entries for each configuration you want.  Then add a condition to each component based on a propery... say CONFIG=1, CONFIG=2 etc etc.  Then you can install with different commandlines...  


msiexec.exe /i installer.msi TRANSFORMS=installer.mst CONFIG=1

msiexec.exe /i installer.msi TRANSFORMS=installer.mst CONFIG=2

msiexec.exe /i installer.msi TRANSFORMS=installer.mst CONFIG=3


Which is preferred and what is easier to deploy for you.  You can even try and automate more but that depends mainly on how you determine which computer gets which config and if you can query/determine that info during install.

Answered 09/10/2012 by: dandirk
Third Degree Green Belt


Can you be more specific? What does "every configuration mean". Multiple MSTs? What registry entries are you working to include? ORCA will let you create an MST; is there something unique to BusinessObjects you are trying to accomplish?

Answered 09/07/2012 by: bkelly
Red Belt

  • yes it is related to business objects...

R u trying to say that u have 10 changes in ur transform .. So the package should install 10 diff reg keys indicating the 10 changes in your transform ???

Answered 09/10/2012 by: hrs2cool
Black Belt

  • yes that is correct.......working on SAP business objects....
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