Still learning new things every day...
Hopefully someone can teach me something new here as well.

I used the MSIEXEC /a xxxx.msi INSTALLDIR=c:\temp command to extract an msi to a temporary folder.
I replaced a .INI file that has information in it that tells the application to talk to a certain server.
I am wondering what I can do to compress the "administrative install" back into 1 .MSI file.
I am using WPS 6.1 Pro, I have ORCA as well....

Thanks in advance!
Mike
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To replace the file, use a transform on the original MSI.
Answered 11/13/2008 by: VBScab
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Well look at that... 3rd time was a charm.
Not sure why it wasn't taking the other 2 times I tried making the MST file, but it is there now...
Thanks for persuading me to try again! :)

What is the best way to re-zip an administrative install though?
I can't think of a reason to do it now, since my MST file is working now...
but just curious on how to do it.

Thanks for the response VBScab....
Answered 11/13/2008 by: opusboy
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What is the best way to re-zip an administrative install though?
...to rebuild it, but you wouldn't do that anyway. You would already have the original MSI, in order to have created the AIP but, if you *really* wanted to, you *could* use Orca (or whatever) to replace the file in that MSI but best practice is to *never* edit vendor MSIs and to use a transform instead.
Answered 11/13/2008 by: VBScab
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If your desperate to edit the vendor MSI you "COULD" convert it back to a project file :)

I would NEVER do this personally but it is possible hehe.

P
Answered 11/14/2008 by: Inabus
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