Specifying the Run-Time Location for Advanced UI or Suite/Advanced UI Packages at the Release Level

InstallShield 2012 Spring

Project: This information applies to the following project types:

Advanced UI
Suite/Advanced UI

Edition: The Advanced UI project type is available in the Professional edition of InstallShield. The Suite/Advanced UI project type is available in the Premier edition of InstallShield. For information about the differences between these two project types, see Advanced UI Projects vs. Suite/Advanced UI Projects.

InstallShield lets you specify the run-time location of the packages that are included with your Advanced UI or Suite/Advanced UI installation.

Tip: If you are configuring an Advanced UI or Suite/Advanced UI project for an update setup launcher, the run-time location of the packages must be either extracted from the setup launcher or downloaded from the Web. The update setup launcher cannot rely on packages that are stored on the source media.

For more information, see Adding Support for Automatic Updates to an Advanced UI or Suite/Advanced UI Installation.

To specify where all of the packages should be located for a release:

1. In the View List under Media, click Releases.
2. Select the release that you want to build.
3. Click the Setup.exe tab.
4. In the Package Location setting, select the appropriate option.

To specify different locations for each package:

1. In the View List under Organization, click Packages.
2. Specify the appropriate location for each InstallShield prerequisite. For more information, see Specifying a Run-Time Location for a Specific Package in an Advanced UI or Suite/Advanced UI Project.
3. In the View List under Media, click Releases.
4. Select the release that you want to build.
5. Click the Setup.exe tab.
6. In the Package Location setting, select Follow Individual Selections.

Note that if a package is added to a project as a dependency of another package, the location for the package dependency follows the location setting of the package that requires it.

If you build a release that includes package and both of the following are true, one or more build errors may be generated:

You specify for the package location that the packages should be extracted from Setup.exe or copied from the source media (instead of being downloaded from the Web to the end user's computer).
The package files are not on your computer.

To eliminate the build errors, remove the package from your project, add the package to your computer, or change the package location for the release to the download option; then rebuild the release.

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