Inno Setup for SQL Server/MSDE-based Apps?
Is anyone out there using Inno Setup to install client/server apps that require the configuration of databases on SQL Server/MSDE and installation of MSDE for laptops intended for "disconnected" use?
According to MSDN, the Package and Deployment Wizard installs MSDE, although I don't know if this helps in your situation.
FYI not mine
You are much more likely to get a good answer by asking this question in the inno setup newsgroups:
Thanks, Jan. I'll bring my question over there.
I've been using Wise for installing IIS, MSDE, and many many other complex installations for a few years now. I've never had a problem and I've never spent more than two days designing the installation.
I just happen to come along this very clean web site full of interesting InnoSetup links. And most importantly a knowledge base with several How To's:
Marc: Do you use the Wise for Windows Installer product, or the non-Windows Installer product? Do you launch the MSDE Setup.exe from within the installer?
I use the non-windows installer. Windows installer is a nightmare that I've not tried to use five times. Each time it gets harder. :)
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