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[font="microsoft sans serif"]I have created mst of adobe 8.1.2 and when i try to install both msi and mst of adobe silently or with UI its asking for cab file ,i know that it is required without that it wont install ,should i include this in msi is it a good way of doing it ,if i include in msi then size of msi grows since cab file is 90 MB. what should be done inorder to install install this .
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As you realise (since you're using a transform) you don't intefere with a vendor's MSI so no, you don't want to add it to the MSI. Any transform will always use an external CAB if files are added to the installation, irrespective of what settings you use in the authoring tool's UI. IIRC, if you try to force the use of an internal CAB by directly editing the Media table, you will get a media error at install time.

So, to sum up, for transforms, you have to include the CAB with the MSI/MST.
Answered 03/05/2008 by: VBScab
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you have to include the CAB with the MSI/MST


Hi

Thanks for the reply ,,, i tried doing the same what u specified but there is another cab file is created in addition to msi and mst,,,,,,

my main concern is will it get deployed through SMS if we install msi mst and cab file..???
Answered 03/05/2008 by: sunny4u
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Hi Mohammed,
could you please explain exactly, what you did to generate the MST.
Which Tool you use etc.
And please turn on logging and search for error in the logfile.
Regards, Nick
Answered 03/05/2008 by: nheim
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ORIGINAL: sunny4u
Thanks for the reply ,,, i tried doing the same what u specified but there is another cab file is created in addition to msi and mst,,,,,,

my main concern is will it get deployed through SMS if we install msi mst and cab file..???



So, to sum up, for transforms, you have to include the CAB with the MSI/MST.
Seems pretty clear to me :) Keep the external CAB with the MSI and MST in the distribution folder. IIRC, SMS starts an MSIExec instance anyway so, if the MST refers to an external CAB, it will retrieve that CAB from wherever the MST is stored.
Answered 03/06/2008 by: VBScab
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Hi Ian,
if the MST refers to an external CAB, it will retrieve that CAB from wherever the MST is stored.
Don't think that it is working like this. An external CAB file MUST reside in the same folder (SourceDir) as the MSI file.
There is no possibility to set a path for a CAB file in the Media table.
If an MST doesn't reside in the MSI's folder, you need to specifiy a full path to use it.
See: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa369279(VS.85).aspx
Regards, Nick
Answered 03/06/2008 by: nheim
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Yup. You caught my typo. Thanks, Nick.
Answered 03/06/2008 by: VBScab
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Hi Mohammed,
I have created mst of adobe 8.1.2
What application are we talking about here? 'Adobe Reader' or 'Adobe Acrobat Std/Pro' ?
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Answered 03/06/2008 by: nheim
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Keep the external CAB


Hi thanks for all reply ..
I am talking about adobe reader 8.1.2 ,,, since i use wise tool ..so i have planned to wrapp all the msi mst and CAB file in single exe and deploy that exe... i think it will work ...

shuaib
Answered 03/06/2008 by: sunny4u
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sunny4u,

Just to make you aware - Adobe have a tool to assist in the customisation of the installation and MST creation.

It's availabe here, as listed in the Package Knowledge Base on this site.

Thanks,

Dunnpy
Answered 03/06/2008 by: dunnpy
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