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    Jim Ferguson Guest

    Component Manager MSI file Client Installation

    I'm not sure this is the right place for this, but I loathe
    cross-posters...

    I've created a COM+ component, and hosted it in the Component Manager
    on a machine running Windows 2000. I created an "Export..." MSI file
    with CAB for the client proxy installation.

    This MSI file works fine from other Windows 2000 machines, but it
    won't work from NT 4 or Win98. When I try to install it the MS
    Installer says I need a later version of a service pack.

    I'm already using SP6 on NT 4.0.

    So, two questions:

    - How can I install these MSI files on non-2000 clients
    - If I can't, what is the best way to create an alternative client
    installation that will work on NT and Win98?

    I didn't find anything on this at all in the MSKB or the MS web site.


    -- Jim F.
    http://www.fmsinc.com
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    ranga raghunathan Guest

    Re: Component Manager MSI file Client Installation


    Jim

    Non-windows 2000 clients need Windows Installer to be installed on them BEFORE
    they can take in any msi files. The easiest way (that i know of) to install
    the Windows Installer is
    When you use Visual Studio Installer to create a setup program, there is
    an option to place the windows installer itself in it.. when you run the
    setup program, it will search the non-windows 2000 computer to check if windows
    installer is already installed. if not then the setup program will install
    the Windows installer..

    Windows Installer technology is also supported by Installshield 2000 software..

    hope this helps
    ranga
    jim_nospam@fmsinc.com (Jim Ferguson) wrote:
    >I'm not sure this is the right place for this, but I loathe
    >cross-posters...
    >
    >I've created a COM+ component, and hosted it in the Component Manager
    >on a machine running Windows 2000. I created an "Export..." MSI file
    >with CAB for the client proxy installation.
    >
    >This MSI file works fine from other Windows 2000 machines, but it
    >won't work from NT 4 or Win98. When I try to install it the MS
    >Installer says I need a later version of a service pack.
    >
    >I'm already using SP6 on NT 4.0.
    >
    >So, two questions:
    >
    >- How can I install these MSI files on non-2000 clients
    >- If I can't, what is the best way to create an alternative client
    >installation that will work on NT and Win98?
    >
    >I didn't find anything on this at all in the MSKB or the MS web site.
    >
    >
    >-- Jim F.
    > http://www.fmsinc.com


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    Jim Ferguson Guest

    Re: Component Manager MSI file Client Installation

    >Non-windows 2000 clients need Windows Installer to be installed on them BEFORE
    >they can take in any msi files.


    Thanks. This is on a machine that does already have the windows
    installer on it though. It came from Office 2000. I also downloaded
    the installer from MS's web site, and installed that, but the machine
    was still not able to install MSI packages created by Component
    Manager.

    I'll try creating a setup using the PD&W from VI to see if that makes
    a difference.

    -- Jim F.
    -- Jim F.
    http://www.fmsinc.com
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    ranga raghunathan Guest

    Re: Component Manager MSI file Client Installation


    i too installed office 2000 in my win98 machine and had problems with its
    msi install. let me know if you fix the problem by reinstalling the installer
    from VI

    jim_nospam@fmsinc.com (Jim Ferguson) wrote:
    >Thanks. This is on a machine that does already have the windows
    >installer on it though. It came from Office 2000. I also downloaded..
    >I'll try creating a setup using the PD&W from VI to see if that makes
    >a difference.
    >
    >-- Jim F.
    >-- Jim F.
    > http://www.fmsinc.com



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