1. Create a new Setup and Deployment Project in Visual Studio.
2. Include the ocx files in the Project using the “File System Editor” as in
It’s better to have the files in system32 folder.
3. Go to the launch conditions editor and create a new File search to search for
the files regsvr32.exe and rundll32.exe under system32
The Property that will be set in the Launch Conditions editor will be used in the MSI package to go
the registration of the ocx files.
4. Build the setup Project.
5. The rest of the steps are to be done using a Platform SDK tool called ORCA. This
tool can be installed from the folder “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Platform SDK\Bin”
after installing the Platform SDK from the link
6. Once we have ORCA installed, right click on the MSI built using the Setup and
deployment project (this should be in your output folder) and select Edit with
7. This will open the MSI for further editing in ORCA. On the left side find a
table named “CustomAction” and select it. Towards the right pane you should be able
to see some Custom Actions already added by default. Right Click and select “Add Row”
8. In the Action field type a name to the CustomAction
(For example : other_cisco_controls), in the Target field type in 3122, in the Source field type
the name of the Property that you used in step 3.
In the Target field type /s “[SystemFolder]<name of the ocx file>”
9. Similarly create other CustomActions to register other ocx files.
10. The last step is to sequence these CustomActions to run. To do this on the left
pane in ORCA find a table called “InstallExecuteSequence” and select.
Right click on the right pane to add a new row.
11. In the Action field type in the name of the CustomActions as you had typed in
step 8. In the condition field type “Not Installed” and in the Sequence field type
a number 6400 and lesser than 6600.
12. Save the MSI file using ORCA and test the package.
Contributor : Ravi Shankar