Software Deployment Question
Newbie repackaging question
I am a newbie to application repackaging and would like some help with an application, can anyone help me. I recently packaged an application and when I install it and open it, the application gives me an error message. The error message reads.
"C:\Program File (x86)\IBM\Rational\DOORS\9.5.\bin\doors.exe
the application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the commend-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail."
The only way it starts working is when I go to control panel / Programs and Features click on the application and click repair. After the application is repaired, I run the app and it starts working fine.
Note this is on Windows 7.
Community Chosen Answer
Forget the profile stuff: the app works perfectly fine without.
Rational Doors is an MSI wrapped in an InstallShield EXE so you should NOT be repackaging it but extracting the MSI and aplying a transform to it.
Remember too: use the resources close to hand, viz. http://www.itninja.com/software/ibm/rational-doors/9-876. As you'll see in this entry, the '/v' followed by a bunch of parameters and properties clearly destined to be passed to MSIExec also point to its Windows Installerness :-)