In the old Wise 9 program, files being installed had install options. You could select a file and click Details. Among other things, you would have the option to replace an existing file "If newer date", "If newer version", "Always", "Never", etc. I don't see that option in Wise Package Studio 7 Standard. Is it hidden somewhere? If not, how do you specify whether to replace existing files?
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Wise Script has that capability. Wise for Windows Installer will use windows installer file versioning rules, which can be overridden by custom actions (or, so I hear, by "version lying" but never tried this)
Answered 04/23/2009 by: aogilmor
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What I've got is this:

I created a TRANSFORM file to install a vendor .MSI. In addition to installing the vendor .MSI, I want to install three additional files that may or may not be present on the target machine. If the files are already present, I want my package to overwrite them. It appears that I need to use the REINSTALL property, but I cannot find clear instructions on the usage of that property. Can anyone provide assistance with this?
Answered 04/24/2009 by: Ron Duca
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The simplest way to deal with files if they already exist is to populate the RemoveFile table.

As for REINSTALL, you'll need REINSTALLMODE as well, both of which are extensively documented on MSDN.
Answered 04/24/2009 by: VBScab
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