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InstallShield setup file in self-extracting Zip files for Software Installation

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Last updated: 21 Sep, 2017
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InstallShield changed the way that setup.exe launched the _isdel routine, so that it became transparent to the self-extractor. Installshield seems to have addressed the issue with the /SMS switch.

The change made it so that the self-extractor does not see the ISDEL program being launched, due to the way that the setup program itself spawns the process. However, we've heard from a few users who have overcome the problem by including the /SMS switch with the command to issue.


  .\setup.exe /SMS

Note: /SMS must be specified in uppercase

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