I am trying to add a merge module to an existing .msi using Wise Package Studio 3.2.

I can add the module, but it does not "stick" after I complile/save. In other words, the merge module is not there once I re-open the .msi for editing.

This is happening regardless of the .msi or the .msm I use.

Has anyone run into this?

Thanks in advance,

Craig --<>.
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It's been three years since I posted this, but I thought I would circle back around since I just now figured it out:

I should have figured it out sooner since I have been using WPS since version 3 and I am currently using version 7 sp2.

Adding the merge modules WITH the source files still present was the solution. I still had my vmWare machine in the state it was in from the original raw/unedited compile of my package. With the source files available and also by de-selecting "don't update or re-compress files when saving" under "Installation Expert / Product Details", my .msi re-compiled fully. When I re-opened my .msi, the merge modules were finally there.

I guess I should have been able to figure this out sooner, but I feel this is an important requirement of adding merge modules that should be added to the help file, and/or program in a error message if you are trying to add an .msm to a compilation when the source files are not present. In my case, I was editing the .msi after it was extracted to my administrative installation point on the deployment server. Obviously, the original source files are not present at that point.

Answered 11/30/2007 by: craig16229
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