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Extending MSI command line switches

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Hi there! Today I’m going to show you how to extend your InstallAware setup packages to support custom command line switches. A frequent question we get is “why don’t standard MSI command line switches work?” The answer is really simple – InstallAware has its own bootstrapper and the command line parameters it accepts are well [...]

How to install (or remove) a third party MSI using InstallAware

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

Hello everybody! In this post I’m going to show you how to install third party MSI files using InstallAware. We’ll achieve this functionality using the (Un)Install MSI Setup and File Bag MSIcode commands. First, what does the File Bag command do? Think of it as an extended support files mechanism. While support files (also called [...]