When uninstalling a package I have noticed that windows installer is creating copies of the original transform. If the uninstall fails multiple times then you end up with multiple copies of the same transform in the Installer directory with a random name. Why is this and is there a way to prevent this?
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Windows installer automatically caches copies of the msi and mst files to this folder, it's by design and this shouldn't cause you any problems. I'm not aware this is can be disabled or why you would even want to?!
Answered 08/10/2009 by: MSIPackager
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I realize that windows installer caches the MSI and transform there but why does it generate multiple trasform files when uninstalling an application? If it has a transform cached it should use that one whenever action is taken. Or is it caching a new one from the install point each time?
Answered 08/10/2009 by: joedown
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Personally I'd be more concerned about my uninstall failing multiple times than the internal workings of the windows installer service [;)]
Answered 08/11/2009 by: MSIPackager
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