How do I convert WiseScript or SMS Installer using Wise for Windows Installer?
If you are moving from script-based installations to the Windows Installer technology, you can get a head start on your .msi package by importing your Wise or SMS script.
Also, some script actions can cause problems with the import process. Before importing a script, open it and delete all Display Billboard, Display Graphic, and Add Icon script actions from the script.
To import a Wise installation script or SMS script:
The old script is now integrated into a new or current Wise for Windows Installer installation. Relevant pages in Installation Expert are filled out for you automatically based on settings read from the imported script. The pages most likely to be populated are Files, Registry, Shortcut and INI Files.
However, because WiseScript installations and SMS Installer scripts are based on a technology that is different from the Windows Installer technology, not all elements of your script are converted to Windows Installer format. Only the installation of files, registry changes, and other system changes are converted. Components are converted to features, and Execute Program script actions are converted to Call EXE custom actions.
Custom dialogs, custom logic, and other settings are not converted.
Note: This option is only available for version of Wise for Windows Installer 6.02 and older. Wise Installation Studio 7.0 does not have this feature.