Software Deployment Question

MSI installation is failed by giving an error 1603 required to run isscript.msi

11/15/2012 6899 views

I am trying install Openems app. it is a setup.exe file but when I run this file it is installing isscript.msi and OpenEMS.msi and I have the individual openEMSand isscript.msi files also. this openems.msi file is not working alone asking for isscript.msi.

What my question is, am confused about whether I should package it again or else create a transform for this.

If I should create a transform then how to add this isscript.msi file to application as it is asking for that file or I should remve that isscript file from msi

Please Can anybody help me


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Check your main msi has any f1, f2, f3...fn custom actions..

If they are there then you have to install ISScript10.msi as a pre-req..

If they are not there then you can break the ISScript10.msi dependency by commenting other ISScript related custom actions (not f1, f2..fn) in main msi..

Answered 11/18/2012 by: jagadeish
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Try running the setup.exe /s /v /qn /isscriptdriven=1 instead of running the MSI directly. Let setup.exe take care of installing the isscript engine. Customize the MSI using additional properties in the setup command.

Answered 11/16/2012 by: kimdavi
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Install ISScript.msi first then install openems.msi. isscript only needs /qb or /qn no transform needed.

You may need to set the property ISSCRIPTDRIVEN=1 either in the property table (use ORCA) or on the command-line to disable some of the isscript checks when openems.msi installs.  If isscript is already installed on the target PC you may need to remove it as isscript can be fussy about different versions sometimes.

Answered 11/15/2012 by: olditguy
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  • After setting that property it is giving another called error 1713

    Error 1713

    Open EMS cannot install one of its required products. Contact your technical support group.

    by surfing through net I got to know that we need to run setup.exe and msi alone will not work

    So, can't we make the msi to run without setup.exe
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Try nesting the both msi in a other one.

Answered 11/17/2012 by: egiberne
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