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    Can someone help me with and install question? I would like to setup an install program so that I am able to have a setup.exe file that would go through and install up to five different programs. Is this even possible with Setup Factory 5.0? I do not want or need them to make any choices but I would like each program to be setup in it's default location and default way. I need to do this ASAP. Thank you.

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    Re: installation process for multiple installs

    Hi,
    This is possible using Setup Factory. Basically what you would do is include the five separate installation with in your "main" installation, then install them to the temp directory, or your %AppDir%, it's up to you. Now simply create five SHELL OPERATIONS -> EXECUTE COMMANDS and have them execute the five installations that you just installed. Be sure to check the "Wait for program to end before continuing" checkbox on each of the EXECUTE COMMANDS, so that all your installations do not start at once.

    mark.
    MSI Factory The Next Generation Intelligent Setup Builder

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    • #3
      Re: installation process for multiple installs

      Thank you for your fast response!

      I have done this but the waiting didn't work. I have setup factory run the first install and then the second comes up in front of the first before I even get the install process even started. I am trying to automate the install of about 5 different program.

      Also, if possible, I need info on a silent install. Can you help me out with this one too?

      Thank again,

      Duke

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      • #4
        Re: installation process for multiple installs

        Hi,
        It sounds like you do not have the newest version of Setup Factory, v.5.0.1.4, you can download a patch at: http://www.indigorose.com/setup/update.html . Now are the installations of the other programs created using Setup Factory? If they are, re-build them using v5.0.1.4 and pass them /w as a command line parameter, so that the wait function works properly.
        As for Silent Installs, please see: http://www.indigorose.com/kb/IRKB-SF5-000001.pdf .

        mark.

        [This message has been edited by Mark (edited 02-27-2001).]
        MSI Factory The Next Generation Intelligent Setup Builder

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        • #5
          Re: installation process for multiple installs

          Thank you again for your quick response.

          I am trying to setup an install for a server load. I have almost gotten it to work. I am trying to have 5-6 programs that the user has a choice to install. These programs include Citrix ICA client,VPN,etc. Each of these have there own install program to install from. I would like to automate these installations by scripting (via Autoit). Can I setup a .bat file to kick off the script to auto install (click all the next, install, finish, etc. buttons)? Will the wait feature still work that way?

          Thanks again.

          Duke

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          • #6
            Re: installation process for multiple installs

            Hi,
            If you are using a BAT file to start your installations then the "WAIT" function will not work on the individual installations started by the BAT file. It will probably work on the BAT file as a whole, but not on the programs started by the executable.
            Basically the "WAIT" feature will only work on programs executed directly by your installation.

            mark.
            MSI Factory The Next Generation Intelligent Setup Builder

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            • #7
              Re: installation process for multiple installs

              I would like to start offo by saying that this help has been great. The response time is remarkable. Thank you.

              I have finally got it to work. I am having it kickoff and autoit script and then this script will automate each install. It work great now.

              Thanks again,

              Duke

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