What would happen if you created an MSI with some type of setup capture/snapshot and you were unaware it was an MSI embedded with an EXE? Would you have an MSI within an MSI?
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Hi,
No, then you'd had a msi with the result of the installation of that msi inside the setup.exe.
In this case, you should create a transform to customize this msi (exe inside), as a best practice.

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Answered 03/12/2007 by: KrisBcn
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And if that internal MSI wrapped the external MSI, you'd have a perpetual motion machine capable of solving the world's energy needs.

Now.. back to the lab.
Answered 03/12/2007 by: turbokitty
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lol... [:D]
Answered 03/12/2007 by: KrisBcn
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it is only an issue if the MSI you captured contained advertised entry points.

Where this is the case you will install your new MSI which contains the darwin descriptors from the older MSI. In such cases this can cause issues with self healing etc.

This is because the old MSI is not installed and the darwin descriptors are still pointing towards it.

I have heard many people mention capturing MSI's is ok, although often it does work (yeah I have tried it lol) it is prone for errors and not recommended
Answered 03/12/2007 by: jmcfadyen
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