You know how to do logging for builds and main installations, but do you know how to do logging during prerequisite installations? If you are using InstallShield 2009, you can do it.
A log file for the Setup.exe bootstrapper can be created by passing the /debuglog parameter to Setup.exe. This will work for Basic MSI, InstallScript MSI, and Web projects. This first example will generate a log file in the same directory as Setup.exe, provided that Setup.exe is not in a read-only location:
If you would like to specify a directory location for the log file, you can do it this way: