Someone tell me about merge module which are scenario merge models can be used & what is advantage it’s possible to include VB re distributable into package?

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Merge modules are like components. But these components we can use across the packages.

There are some components like VB redistributable which most of the packages need, So we can create componets called merge module(.MSM file) and import to installshield folder.

In new application if you want to include the same component, simply you can add from merge module wizard.

The main advantage is REUSEABILITY.

Answered 09/04/2013 by: rvprasad
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  • The other use of merge modules is system stability on uninstall. If you start distributing files that are part of mergemodules with their own component-id's these files can be wrongfully removed from your system on uninstall.
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