Hello all,

I would like to package an Application I have as an .msi but would also like it to be bundled with SQL Express and MDAP. How can I repackage them so that when I run the setup.exe or .msi it:

Checks to see if SQL or MDAP are installed
If not, prompt if the user would like to install (can miss this step)
Install SQL and MDAP
Install Application
Finish
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all you need if you are using the msi is create a transform and use a launch condition with a message to say blah blah blah
Answered 06/24/2010 by: cygan
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If I create a transform though you then have 2 files. I want to bundle the whole lot up into 1 file that can be downloaded etc.
Answered 06/24/2010 by: TimEdwards
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Not if it's an embedded transform...

Also, I think you need to negotiate for your granny's life if you want to distribute SQL Server (including Express), don't you?
Answered 06/24/2010 by: VBScab
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So I could use an embedded transform to check is MDAP and SQL Express is installed and then install or miss if needed and then install the main application?

The granny's life point/joke has gone over my head tho [:o]
Answered 06/24/2010 by: TimEdwards
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- Yes
- You need to conform to (what I recall to be) a very restrictive license if you want to distribute certain MS tools.
Answered 06/24/2010 by: VBScab
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Ah I thought you were referring to a license so I was nearly there [:)]

Just doing some digging on the license front and its not easy. So many pages of rubbish, just well me in simple terms damnit microsoft ..
Answered 06/24/2010 by: TimEdwards
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There should be a note at least on the download page.
Answered 06/24/2010 by: VBScab
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