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AlexanderAnishchik
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Installations with shared applications

Post by AlexanderAnishchik » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:23 pm

Hi, I have follow scenario and I need your suggestion:
We have 3 application: App1, App2, DRM.
We should have two installation files: App1+DRM and App2+DRM.
They can be installed separate or together. They should be installed in one parent folder.

The question is: Inasmuch as DRM placed in both packages should it be feature or separate package or chained feature? Should it be one installation project with different builds or two separate ones?

Catalin
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Re: Installations with shared applications

Post by Catalin » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:45 pm

Hello Alexander,

Is DRM a standalone application or is it a setup file?

If DRM is a setup file (e.g. EXE, MSI), here is how you can proceed:

You can have two project:

1. APP1 + DRM

2. APP2 + DRM

where DRM can be installed as a feature based prerequisite, for instance.

In addition to that, I would also set some installation conditions for the DRM setup file. For instance, if it is installed in the first setup (APP1 + DRM), it shouldn't be installed in the second one as well (APP2 + DRM).

This can be done from "Prerequisites" page --> your prerequisite --> "Install Conditions" tab.

Hope this helps.

Best regards,
Catalin
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AlexanderAnishchik
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Re: Installations with shared applications

Post by AlexanderAnishchik » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:24 pm

Thank you.

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Re: Installations with shared applications

Post by Catalin » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:21 am

You are always welcome, Alexander.

Best regards,
Catalin
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