Hello everyone,

I have 2 msi files and I need to make it into one package. I have been looking everywhere for the solution but I couldnt' find one. Can anyone give me some detailed information on how I can accomplish this task? I am using Wise Package studio.

I have used some tools in SDK but didn't work.

Thanks in advance.
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You can achieve this by using nested installations. This means that during the installation (and uninstallation) of the original .msi the other .msi's get installed and uninstalled as well.

You have to create a few lines in your original .msi! And please only use Orca to achieve this unless it is a captured .msi you created yourself.

For detailed information of what you need to insert, please check the post regarding Adobe Reader 7.0.5:

In this case, you still have two physical .msi's. However you only need to distribute and start one which will do the rest.

Hope this helps

Nice weekend

Roland
Answered 03/17/2006 by: rpfenninger
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Thank you so much. I will give it a try.

Just one question,

When I deploy this using Group Policy, I will just associate the first .msi file and the second .msi will be kicked off because the transform has the information right?
Answered 03/17/2006 by: WiseGuyinNewYork
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I don't think that you will be able to install the packages that have nested msi in silent mode. Nested msi works only in UI mode(this is the last i checked).
Answered 03/19/2006 by: Satin
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Since we deploy our packages with ZENworks and not through GroupPolicies, I can't exactly tell how it will work in your case. However I guess the function is pretty much the same.
Yes, you only have to associate the first msi.
And don't worry, this works in silent mode as well...

Roland
Answered 03/20/2006 by: rpfenninger
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