Software Deployment Question

Deployment for .NET 3.5

03/27/2013 1338 views

I am in the process of packaging up .NET 3.5.  Using 7-Zip I was able to unzip the files and locate the .msi.

If I try to run the .msi, it stops and tells me I must run setup.  So I viewed the properties on the .msi to change the launch conditions to not require "setup" to be run.

I am not able to locate a property to change this requirement.  Have any of you run into this and if so, how did you work around it?


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You shouldn't need to extract the MSI. The executable includes command line flags for deployment. For a silent install with no restart use /q /norestart. See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc160717(v=vs.90).aspx for more details.


Answered 03/28/2013 by: chucksteel
Red Belt

  • I second chucksteel, Ive had issues in the past with extracting the msi's and installing, specially with .net 4. Throws up odd .net errors in software that uses it.

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I think I found it under "Custom Actions" and was able to delete the row. I am no longer prompted to run setup.

Is it that simple?


Answered 03/27/2013 by: gestenta
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