I was wondering how i could create a web setup project that would call an .exe file after installation...? I have created the .msi file and packaged the .exe with it. but after installation nothing happens... i.e my .exe is not called, it is simply deployed to the user's folder i specified... I want the exe to run automatically... pls help
The problem is it's a web setup project and there is no way i can know what the user will name the virtual directory, hence i dont have any folder reference from where i can make the call... I was looking at the nested installation option, where I can use a custom action database editor like Orcas. I have not been able to lay my hands on the so called "Orca" what do you guys think? Do you really think the batch file option will work?
Can you give me tips on how to proceed with the custom action that has access to the "nicity" of the folder location? I am trying to download install shield installer.. and would let you know what I find out as soon as I get it to work.. thanks for your posts... I might even try wise installer too
I think this article should help you out. But I can't vouch for it as I have not really done this stuff--our installs are generally "run the MSIs then run some batch files." But we aren't shrink-wrapping software either.