quick question folks,
if you needed to add a file or registry key to a vendor msi would you create a new feature in the mst and place all your additions in it???
what is the best way to make additions through transforms?
thanks in advance
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Check this link:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/msi/setup/using_transforms_to_add_resources.asp
Answered 05/25/2005 by: WiseUser
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Theory is you should create a new Feature - MS say this and I have heard Wise representatives say that you HAVE to create a new feature.

However, you can add resources in a Transform to existing features in a vendors MSI as I have done it before.

My conclusion is creating a new feature is a best practise and so therefore is the best plan unless you are forced to do otherwise.
Answered 05/25/2005 by: GB1
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Wasn't there a change in version "2.0" of the installer that enabled this?

Quote from the SDK: "A component may be added to an existing feature by an update or patch without a required product code change."

I'm not sure if this applies to transforms too?
Answered 05/25/2005 by: WiseUser
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ORIGINAL: WiseUser

Wasn't there a change in version "2.0" of the installer that enabled this?

Quote from the SDK: "A component may be added to an existing feature by an update or patch without a required product code change."

I'm not sure if this applies to transforms too?





That would explain the varying info I have heard/read.

To be honest, unless I am making lots of changes, I do it in a vendors feature I know will get installed.
Answered 05/25/2005 by: GB1
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Like I said, I'm not sure it applies to transforms - I can't find any information that confirms or negates this.

Without knowing for sure, it's probably safer to follow the SDK recommendations. You might deiscover unexpected issues later on when you try to upgrade or patch the application?
Answered 05/25/2005 by: WiseUser
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