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Subject: MSSQL and patches
We have a software package which contains 5 modules (5 exe). Our modules use MSSQL as database server. We want to create an installer for our package. We also want to install MSSQL Express Ed. during our installation but MSSQL requires some patches. Following lists show which patches required. We are using Free Ed. of CreateInstall. (v 5.11.2)
For Windows XP
.NET Framework Client Profile
WindowsXP KB926139 v2 x86
For Windows 7
PowerShell V2 SDK
For Windows Server 2003 R2
NET Framework Client Profile
Server 2003 R2 Windows PowerShell
1) How can i get operating system version?
2) How can i get the required patches if installed?
3) how can i install a patch in silent mode which is not installed?
(Some of them have a silent mode, which can be started with command prompt by giving parameters)
4) Can i do this steps with free version?
Note: To install MSSQL Express Ed, we'll pass a configuration file as a parameter. You can find detail on this page http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e240GlAUp5k
Note 2: Some of the patches can be detected if they are installed by checking regedit values or some file if exists.
You do not have to answer all of my questions, please give me a clue if you have.
I'll share my *.ci project file if i manage to do it.
best regards, Selman.
>1) How can i get operating system version?
There are some predefined variables such as oswindows, osminor,osmajor etc.
>2) How can i get the required patches if installed?
You should know how to detect patches. CreateInstall allows you to read the Registry and search files on drives
>3) how can i install a patch in silent mode which is not installed?
>(Some of them have a silent mode, which can be started with command prompt by giving parameters)
If the patches support silent mode then run them with silent parameters of the command-line.
It is possible to run the application in the hidden mode, but the user can think that the setup is hangs up if the patch is big.
>4) Can i do this steps with free version?
You have an very old version. I recommend you to download and install the latest version of CreateInstall.
You can start with the free version but I think it won't be enough.
February 05, 2021 Installer CreateInstall 8.8.0 was released. read more
April 11, 2020 Installer CreateInstall 8.7.0 was released.
March 07, 2020 Installer CreateInstall 8.6.2 was released.
November 09, 2019 Installer CreateInstall 8.5.5 was released.
August 08, 2019 Installer CreateInstall 8.5.1 was released.
June 19, 2019 Installer CreateInstall 8.4.11 was released.