hi @ all,

is it possible to cache the msi-package on a local HD and afterwards installing it from this source? if it is, where do i find the property to set the path?

thx for your help
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if you cache it then install it you dont need to worry.

if you install it then cache it you need to set the sourcelist using hte API

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa370867(VS.85).aspx
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa370870(VS.85).aspx

You can pre-define it if you know prior to deployment as well
Answered 03/22/2010 by: jmcfadyen
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my task is to make the msi to copy (cache) itself via network on a local HD afterwards this msi-file should do a silent install... is there a property to force the msi to copy itself to the local HD when its installed?
Answered 03/22/2010 by: tankman
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is there a property to force the msi to copy itself to the local HD when its installed?No. However, the engine caches MSIs of its volition: check out the folder %SystemRoot%\Installer on your system. Note, however, that any MSI with an internal CAB has that CAB removed, meaning that these MSIs need access to the original source media. if you want to copy an MSI locally (some set-up stubs extract their MSIs to a folder beneath %APPDATA%, for example) you'll need to engineer that yourself.
Answered 03/22/2010 by: VBScab
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Try with "Search Locations" option in Wise package studio. i hope it will meet your expectations
EX:
1. under Package Options, select Search Locations.
2. Click Add and Search Location Details window appears. Key [SOURCEDIR] and click Ok .
3. Click Add and search Location Details window appears. enter “%<Variable name of location>%\<Apps Folder>
Answered 03/22/2010 by: OMUS
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...which is great. If you're a WPS user... :)
Answered 03/22/2010 by: VBScab
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Hey guys ...

thank a lot so far... i will try this tomorrow :) (btw i m using WPS :D )
how do i force the MSI to pack things in an external CAB, as VBScab mentioned?
Answered 04/05/2010 by: tankman
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Hi tankman

If you are using Wise and you want to pack it in an external CAB go to Windows Installer Editor then Media then click "ADD".. you will find a compression option that you want which is external CAB.[:)]
Answered 04/05/2010 by: thugz888
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