Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby Maverick » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:12 pm

A chained installation has to be started in a console session if you install software with RDP. So it would be nice to check by the setup whether you are in a "normal" or console session.

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby JDMils » Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:05 am

I need my installer to check for a minimum version of another app before continuing.

For example, my app uses Outlook 2007 interops so I want my installer to only install my app on the target pc if a minimum of Outlook 2007 is installed. Thus the installer should allow installation where Outlook 2010, 2011, 2012, etc is already installed.

This is currently a manual process which has to be setup within AI. Thanks for listening.

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby Cosmin » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:40 am

Maverick wrote:A chained installation has to be started in a console session if you install software with RDP. So it would be nice to check by the setup whether you are in a "normal" or console session.


We will consider adding this improvement in a future version. Thank you for your suggestion.

JDMils wrote:For example, my app uses Outlook 2007 interops so I want my installer to only install my app on the target pc if a minimum of Outlook 2007 is installed. Thus the installer should allow installation where Outlook 2010, 2011, 2012, etc is already installed.

This is already supported through the software launch conditions. Simply enable the launch condition you need.

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby stevehiner » Tue May 17, 2011 5:56 pm

Right now I'm in need of a SQL Server 2005 Express 64-bit prereq.

Using the prereq you have mostly works except that it can't detect the 64 bit install so after SQL installs it tells you that it's missing a prereq. The user can complete the installation and everything is fine but it's certain to cause some confusion. You should have 32 and 64 bit install checks for SQL 2005 and 2008 both express and full version.

Also, I don't actually need this one at the moment but I notice that you have Powershell 1.0 prereq but not a 2.0 prereq. Look like you can check:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PowerShell\1\PowerShellEngine\PowerShellVersion for the value "2.0"

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby Cosmin » Wed May 18, 2011 9:18 am

Hi,

Using the prereq you have mostly works except that it can't detect the 64 bit install so after SQL installs it tells you that it's missing a prereq.

Make sure that the prerequisite is global and marked as 64-bit. This way it should detect 64-bit data changes.

Also, I don't actually need this one at the moment but I notice that you have Powershell 1.0 prereq but not a 2.0 prereq.

This is already on our TODO list and it will be available in a future version.

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby pmclean2 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:31 pm

Can you add the NET Framework 3.5 SP1 in the list. The SP1 is mandatory for some of our applications.

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby Cosmin » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:45 pm

Hi,

Please note that Advanced Installer already has a .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 predefined prerequisite. If you are referring to the launch condition, you can create a custom one using searches. For example, you can use the same searches used by our predefined prerequisite.

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby profquail » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:08 pm

I'm shipping the VS2010 F# Redistributable with my installer now, but as F# becomes more widespread it'll be useful to have that as a predefined prerequisite.

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby Cosmin » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:23 pm

Hi,

Advanced Installer already has an F# predefined prerequisite. You can add it in Prerequisites page.

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby DrBob » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:30 pm

Windows Media Player

(not include in Windows Xp 'N' edition! http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886540)

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby Kleetus » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:30 am

PhysX and Games for Windows LIVE.

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby Cosmin » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:25 am

Hi,

Kleetus wrote:PhysX and Games for Windows LIVE.

I added these prerequisites on our TODO list and they will be available in a future version. Thank you for your suggestion.

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby Kleetus » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:40 pm

That is fantastic, thanks Cosmin!

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby abletech » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:36 pm

ASP.NET MVC (ASP.NET MVC 3).
Thanks

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby Cosmin » Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:47 pm

Hi,

abletech wrote:ASP.NET MVC (ASP.NET MVC 3).
Thanks

I added this on our TODO list and it will be available in a future version. Thank you for your suggestion.

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