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Can any one tell me what is disadvantages of windows installer?

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To prevent requiring the original installation source, Windows Installer packages and patches are cached in the %WinDir%\Installer directory (hidden by default). If the package builder chooses to use Installation on Demand or Repair feature in the package, the entire package (except for localization messages) and a stub .MSI package are copied to the %WinDir%\Installer directory.

A machine may be configured via group policy to create logs of all installation operations, such logs being created in the Windows temporary directory. These log files may be quite large with a full verbose log for a large package constituting several tens of megabytes.  The log files can be useful for diagnostics, but if a user performs install related operations (install, uninstall, modify, repair or patching) with Windows Installer often, the space consumed by the logs can get out of hand

Answered 01/03/2013 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • Are you referring to the standard service Windows uses to install applications?
    Are you referring to an MSI installer package versus an EXE installer package?
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