NSIS File command not working after calling SetOutPath

I wrote a NSIS script which copies two MSI files to $INSTDIR\Installers directory and then execute them, it’s pretty easy and following is the code

Unfortunately above code will not work and it’s saying NSIS cannot find these two msi files, but I’m sure they existed!

Then I tried to put $INSTDIR at beginning of the path

Now a MSI Help Dialog pops up with information about how to use msiexec command.. Apparently it failed again.


To solve this issue, we need call SetOutPath before ExecWait, like following

The first three lines will copy SqlLocalDB.msi and OutsideX64.msi files to $INSTDIR\Installers, and the last three lines will install MSI files at $INSTDIR\Installers.

It’s because that ExecWait (Exec, ExecShell) command will use $OUTDIR as working directory, and this path can be set by SetOutPath command (By default $OUTDIR is set to $INSTDIR).

If we don’t call SetOutPath command explicitly before ExecWait, its working directory will be $INSTDIR\Installers, and it will try to install MSI files under $INSTDIR\Installers\Installers directory, which is apparently wrong.


(And this guy had same problem as well http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17105455/install-sql-server-2008-r2-express-sp2-with-nsis)