Having issues creating a Embedded Installer

Sep 29, 2010 at 8:28 PM

Hello All,

I'm attempting to create a setup package that will contain a number of .msi and .exe files embedded within it.  The installer will allow the user to select which packages to install and do it's thing.  I have created this package without embedding and everything works great.  Now I would like to create the package and have just a single .exe to use.  I've tried the samples and can't seem to get anything working.  I guess i'm just confused about the linker and how that all works.


Any help would be appriciated.

Sep 29, 2010 at 9:20 PM

Well, there's not much to hold on to here :)

  1. Add embed file elements into your configuration that point to the actual files to embed.
  2. Use InstallerLinker with /embed+ to generate the .exe rather than the UI.
  3. Fix paths in components to use #CABPATH instead of #APPPATH where appropriate to execute those components.

Tell us what you tried and what's not working.