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How can we create an installer for Access Runtime 2003?

Hi folks,

I am confused about how to create a stand alone installer to install
Access 2003 Runtime. There are two files I have compiled into a
self-extracting zip file:

ACCESSRT.CAB
ACCESSRT.MSI

Of course, if the user extracts the files and then double clicks on
the msi file, it WILL start the installation. However, we need to
include a "setup.exe" file that will launch the msi automatically.
The Winzip installer version of the self-extractor requires an exe
file to be referenced in order to launch the installation. So, how do
I create a "setup.exe" file for this purpose?

Sorry to be so dense. I should already know this. All help will be
much appreciated.

BTW -- I DO NOT want to use the A2K3 package & Deployment Wizard. It
is simply not flexible enough. Many of our users do NOT need ART.
For the ones who do, we need a stand alone installer.

--LW
Nov 13 '05 #1
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Br
Lauren Wilson <no****@private.com> wrote:
Hi folks,

I am confused about how to create a stand alone installer to install
Access 2003 Runtime. There are two files I have compiled into a
self-extracting zip file:

ACCESSRT.CAB
ACCESSRT.MSI

Of course, if the user extracts the files and then double clicks on
the msi file, it WILL start the installation. However, we need to
include a "setup.exe" file that will launch the msi automatically.
The Winzip installer version of the self-extractor requires an exe
file to be referenced in order to launch the installation. So, how do
I create a "setup.exe" file for this purpose?

Sorry to be so dense. I should already know this. All help will be
much appreciated.

BTW -- I DO NOT want to use the A2K3 package & Deployment Wizard. It
is simply not flexible enough. Many of our users do NOT need ART.
For the ones who do, we need a stand alone installer.

--LW


Look at InstallShield... I am pretty sure it has options to include
things like the Access run-time, VB runtime etc..
--
regards,

Bradley

A Christian Response
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Nov 13 '05 #2

"Br@dley" <n0****@4u.com> wrote
Look at InstallShield... I am pretty sure
it has options to include things like the
Access run-time, VB runtime etc..


Unless there have been recent changes, both InstallShield and Wise Installer
support Access installation (though you still need the Developer Edition or
the Visual Studio Tools for Office 2003 to have the license to distribute
the runtime support). The SageKey scripts are also often used with these
installers. (All are third-party products not supported by Microsoft.)

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP
Nov 13 '05 #3

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