Hi all,

I am currently developing and MSI which requires files to be installed and removed in the WINSXS folder. Iam currently using WISE 5.6 to do this. I have tried putting the files inside the WINSXS folder provided in wise but during installtion in put those files into C:\Windows rather than C:\Windows\WINSXS. Please can anybody suggest me on how to overcome this issue? Any help will be much apprecited.

Thanks in advance
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to do this you need to digitally sign the files you need in the SXS folder.

this will mean you need a cert from verisign or a trusted CA of some sort.

the signature files are in the form of a CAT file.

you can look at other alternatives such as isolation to get around this if you do not have access to this kind of infrastructure.
Answered 03/11/2007 by: jmcfadyen
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if you are going to use isolation you will need to use the manifest method

but to isolate into winsxs the files have to be digitally signed
Answered 03/13/2007 by: cygan
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