Has anyone successfully used the ARPSIZE property?

I have a couple of packages which only consist of a script (about 3kb) and shortcut, but in add remove programs they appear as being 4,095Mb - it's purely cosmetic but I'd like to get a realistic size to display, either by using ARPSIZE or another method - ARPSIZE doesn't seem to do anything though.

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I have the same problem. Does anyone know why this happens and if it is possible to get the correct size reported.

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Answered 01/14/2005 by: ForrestGump
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Guess it's caused by the file being smaller than the cluster size on the disk (4Kb) and causing windows to incorrectly display the size of the app?! At least, that statement makes some kind of sense in my head.. ;-)

Anyway, to get around it I just added a dummy .bmp file to the installation to up the total size if the install - it now shows as 0.91mb - better than 4gb!

Hope this helps,
Rob.
Answered 01/14/2005 by: MSIPackager
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Thanks

I'll give that a try.
Answered 01/19/2005 by: ForrestGump
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ForrestGump and MSIPackager;

I have also encountered this issue before and rather than creating dummy files that are not needed you can create the following regsitry key within your package that will be removed when you uninstall the MSI;

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\%APPLICATIONGUID%\ then create a DWORD key with a Hexidecimal value called EstimatedSize.

This will populate your ARPSize on you Add & Remove programs control applet.

Hope this helps.
Jim
Answered 01/19/2005 by: Jim101
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Thanks Jim that sounds like a much better solution :-)

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Rob.
Answered 01/31/2005 by: MSIPackager
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