Darwin Descriptor

1. Darwin Descriptor The Darwin Descriptor issue occurs when a MSI is repackaged using snapshot capture. Repackaging a MSI is not the best practice but it’s sometime (very rarely) not possible to create a MST over a MSI. Darwin Descriptor forces the application to pick some information in the original MSI. So, when the MSI … Read moreDarwin Descriptor

Install and Configure Wise Package Studio (Win 7)

1. Pre-requisite: MSDE On Windows 7, Wise Package Studio can be installed in 2 ways.   First method: the client/server mode. In this case, Wise Package Studio is first installed on a computer in server mode, then clients are installed on packaging machines. This method allows to configure Wise Package Studio only once on the … Read moreInstall and Configure Wise Package Studio (Win 7)

Call VBS From Custom Action with Wise

1. Script Creation Create the VBS script. For example : MyScript.vbs Warning: Wise Package Studio does not recognize Wscript. So the following command: Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”) Must be written like this: Set WshShell = CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”) . . 2. Custom Action Creation In Windows Installer Editor Go to the MSI Script menu Select the Installation Mode: … Read moreCall VBS From Custom Action with Wise