Specifying Whether to Build an Update.exe Update Launcher for a Patch

InstallShield 2013

Project: This information applies to the following project types:

Basic MSI
InstallScript MSI

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

1. In the View List under Media, click Patch Design.
2. In the Patch Design explorer, click the patch configuration that you want to configure.
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 to specify whether you want to include Update.exe.

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