Ok, I hope this is a fairly simple question. Could anyone please tell me how exactally to add an upgrade patch (.msp) to a (.msi) during an advertised install so that the .msi and .msp are installed at the same time? (using Wise Installer Editor if possible). Right now I'm trying to use the Execute Program from Installation action, but it keeps telling me that the initial software is not installed to add the patch (I guess because during the instiallation, the msi is not completely installed yet??).

If you know of an easier/better way, please inform me. if you could please explain it in idiot terms, I'm not that .msi inclined yet.

Thank you
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an easier way would be to patch the MSI so that when it deployed it will have the patch included.

currently you are thinking of patching the install during or after installation.

msi has the capability to patch the actual MSI in the same way a service pack can be slipstreamed into a build.

unattended.msfn.org has details on slipstreaming which will help to understand the msi patching capabilities.
Answered 04/22/2007 by: jmcfadyen
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Thanks for the advice guys,

I've tried both methods: With the splitstreaming, I couldn't figure out how to stream the installs in advertise mode. And in Wise, I tried the custom action: Install Msi From Installation, but it would not allow me to select a .msp with that action.

I perfer the Wise method for now because I'm already using Wise and I want that to be my go-to program for .msi packaging. Now, I just need to figure out to get to install a .MSP from installation instead of a .MSI...

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
Answered 04/23/2007 by: nautic20
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jmcfadyen, please excuse me for my retardation [;)]. I had not relized that the procedure you were refering to actually changed the msi permanently for futur installs. Now, I'm configuring my installs as admin installations using slipstreaming to add all my patche before the .msi is deployed.

Thanks to all
Answered 04/25/2007 by: nautic20
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