Hi Everyone,

I was asked to package a shared system32 file (and only this file) which will upgrade an existing lower version of the file. This is required as some applications are functionally dependent on the latest version of the file.

What is the best way to upgrade this file?

There is a merge module available for this file. Can I create an MSI which contains only this merge module? Or is there a better solution to it?

Thanks for reading this post.
Sooraj
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There is a merge module available for this file. Can I create an MSI which contains only this merge module? Or is there a better solution to it?

Yes you can do it, and should :-)

PJ
Answered 09/20/2011 by: pjgeutjens
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Are you sure the file isn't protected by Windows? There is a whole raft of files which you cannot update via this method, in which case you could try isolation.
Answered 09/20/2011 by: VBScab
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Thank you both.

This is not a protected system file, by the way.
Answered 09/20/2011 by: soorajganga
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The only downside I can see with using an MSI for this is that in the event the file is changed, the MSI may repair back to the version it installed. Maybe good or bad depending on what your situation is.
Answered 09/20/2011 by: jmaclaurin
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