"No output from heat" when building MSI

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goliska
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"No output from heat" when building MSI

Post by goliska » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:33 am

I must be a complete idiot.

When i've built an .EXE out of my ps2014 forms-project, I want to build an MSI, the Settings-dialogue seems to be aware of the EXE, (Packed executable) is already included. And I can't drag and drop any other EXE from Explorer to that window neither.

when I build the MSI I just get Error: no input from Heat.
What am I missing?

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Re: "No output from heat" when building MSI

Post by davidc » Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:44 am

What version of PowerShell Studio do you have installed?

The drag and drop issue was address in the last service build.

As for the error message, we will have to investigate.

Can you zip and email the project's psbuild file to support@sapien.com.

Thank you,

David
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Re: "No output from heat" when building MSI

Post by goliska » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:44 am

Bought it and installed it today, so 4.1.61.

works on my home laptop but not my corporate one, both are win8.1 x64 and had got powershellstudio 2012 uninstalled just before the installation.

sent an empty project as requested.

Since my corp. machine has redirected folders I tried to save the project on the local drive but that wasn't it.

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Re: "No output from heat" when building MSI

Post by PGomersall » Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:17 pm

ivarson,
I have some very similar (i.e. peculiar) behavior with PSS when user has redirected folders. I have had to set EnableLinkedConnections in the HKLM registry.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/libr ... s.10).aspx
This describes what you have to set. I have to set this on W7\8\8.1 with any install of PSS when user has redirected folders.
Regards,
Pete

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Re: "No output from heat" when building MSI

Post by goliska » Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:36 pm

I know about linked connections, I made our organization distribute it onto hundreds of machines through gpo, but perhaps that was in a gpo specific for Windows 7 then. Nevertheless, I tried creating the project on D:/ without success? And AFAIK I'm not receiving any requests for elevation in any situation so it seems odd that linkedconnections being off is causing it. Is there any part of Powershell Studio running in another scope /with another token?

Will try this tonight, thanks

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Re: "No output from heat" when building MSI

Post by PGomersall » Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:45 pm

Problems I have is with installation of PSS when user has redirected folders. Obviously the installer uses msiexec and if Linked Connections are not set it just bombs out. I don't know how PSS builds the msi but it may be a similar situation.
Pete

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Re: "No output from heat" when building MSI

Post by goliska » Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:24 pm

LinkedConnections was already enabled.

thanks anyway.

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Re: "No output from heat" when building MSI

Post by davidc » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:09 am

The No Heat output usually means that the temporary files could be created. Make sure you set the Output folder of the MSI settings is set to a path that exists and that the application has write permission.

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Re: "No output from heat" when building MSI

Post by goliska » Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:16 pm

davidc wrote:The No Heat output usually means that the temporary files could be created. Make sure you set the Output folder of the MSI settings is set to a path that exists and that the application has write permission.

David
I've moved my project along with the msi output dir. to several local directories without success, also tried starting pss as admin w/o success.

i can create files and folders via the integrated psconsole at my temp-location as well as my project directory.

are there any prereqs for an MSI to build?

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Re: "No output from heat" when building MSI

Post by goliska » Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:28 pm

ive emailed you a trace from process monitor.. http://technet.microsoft.com/sv-se/sysi ... 96645.aspx

trying to interpret it now but you guys are probably more likely to find some clues, if any