I have created MSI using the new free Repackager app. And I have noticed that when i deploy the package onto a PC the msiexec.exe is running in task manager processes all of the time, even after a reboot.
Will this cause a problem.

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In a word, no. There are at least 2 phases to an install. There's what have (unfortunately) been termed the 'client' and 'server' install phases. What you're seeing here is the server phase.

For a simple install, when you see the progress bar, you'll see 2 instances of MSIExec. One is the client, the other is the server and it is the latter which remains in memory. For more complex installs, you'll see many more instances but, in a similar fashion, only one will remain after the install completes.

BTW, this doesn't really qualify as an error and you ought to have posted in the 'Package Development' forum.
Answered 12/19/2008 by: VBScab
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