Hi Guys,

Would want to have some ideas. I tried googling and resorted to having my query here. Now, there's an update for InDesign products, which I've never done. I'm used to knowing, patches are in MSP format as we have a strict package guideline to install only Windows Installer files with the exception of Office 2007 and etc.

This installer comes in a exe and if I were to see what i contains, there are no MSP's, but a bunch of EXE's in the folder in %Temp%.

How do we get about this? Snapshot? I'm under impression that most patches doesnt uninstall. These updates usually update version files and hence if I create a captured MSI and install, on uninstall it should roll back to the previous versions of the files. Any ideas how to get about this? I saw a post on capturing but I'm still against capturing patches in a single MSI. That will be my last resort.

Thanks...VBScabbbbbbbb, ur online, share your wisdom with me :)

Cheers
Harjinder
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I'm never off-line...I don't shutdown my PCs at night.

Anyway, the EXEs in %TEMP%...what do they do? Perhaps they themselves extract and execute MSIs/MSPs? If not, what do they update? If it's a simple file update, I'd create an update MSI from a capture.
Answered 05/14/2009 by: VBScab
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thanks for your reply....anyway the exe's doesn't extract to MSP....and what they do is to update file versions of the current InDesign setup..i've created the MSI, clean and works like a charm...but on uninstall do u recommend that I leave it (the updated files) installed or roll back to the previous versions? If so, how do we roll back to previous versions other than (backup old-install new on install) and (remove new-restore old) on removal...would appreciate any ideas....cheers
Answered 05/17/2009 by: PackageExpert
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Uninstall is exactly that - an uninstall. As for roll-back, the WI engine will of course cater for failed installations but, to my mind, having an uninstall roll back to a previous version is a ton of work which is not worth pursuing, given that you (hopefully) have an MSI for the older version which you could use to install it.
Answered 05/18/2009 by: VBScab
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allright thank you for your help. I will stick to having it install silently via the exe. No removal they they need to remove the whole package and reinstall to downgrade.
Answered 05/18/2009 by: PackageExpert
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