Specifying Whether to Build an Update.exe Update Launcher for a QuickPatch Package

InstallShield 2013

Project: This information applies to QuickPatch projects.

InstallShield lets you specify whether you want InstallShield to create an Update.exe update launcher for your QuickPatch package.

An Update.exe update launcher is required if you want to automatically update or install the Windows Installer engine on a target system if necessary. For more information on when an Update.exe launcher is required, see Patching Considerations.

If you configure InstallShield so that it does not create an Update.exe update launcher, it creates an .msp file.

To specify whether to include an Update.exe update launcher for a QuickPatch:

1. In the View List under Define Patch Settings, click General Information.
2. In the General Information explorer, click Build Settings.
3. Click the Common tab.
4. To include Update.exe, select the Create Update.exe check box.

To avoid including Update.exe, clear the Create Update.exe check box.

Tip: You can also use the Advanced tab in the Build Settings area to specify whether you want to include Update.exe.