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Dialog box Install for Prerequites

Created: 20 Nov 2012 • Updated: 21 Nov 2012 | 4 comments


I am using Wise Installation Studio 7  and have a package that has 3 prerequisites 

.net 3.5 

Power Shell 

SQL 2008 Express

My questions is how can I display a Please Wait Dialog box in between the install of the prerequisites as there is quite a delay between the Power Shell and SQL 2008 Express and the client might think the install has stopped.

Many Thnks 

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RahulG's picture

refer the follwing

EdT's picture

Did the generic link given above help at all?

What I believe we need you to tell us is exactly how your installation is put together.

Would it be fair to assume that the entire deployment is packaged as an EXE, with the prerequisites defined in the Wisescript wrapper that provides the pre-req support for MSI installs?  Or is the entire package written in Wisescript?  Or are you entirely MSI based but installing the pre-req's in the UISequence?

Until we know the methodology you are using, it is pointless trying to provide specific answers which may well be totally inappropriate.

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Neville Crook's picture


The deployment method is Single Exe (only Valid for file inside .MSI)

with the prerequisites being called  with command line options before the main install 

I had a quick look at the link supplied but could not see anything that may have helped with the dialog box

EdT's picture

One of the limitations of Wisescript is that it is not multithreaded, so putting up a status dialog involves writing a separate small program that displays a message at the start of the installation and is cancelled at the end of the installation, maybe including an indication of the time the install started and how long it is expected to take.

You could write a wisescript to do this, which is launched before the pre-requisites, with a "no wait" flag, and then monitors a registry key which you update at the end of the install, causing the message dialog to display "finished" then exit.

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