Hi all,

Here is my problem:

- I create a msi package (APP-1.0-R2.MSI) and a patch file (MSP) for an application already deployed (APP-1.0-R1.MSI)
- I have the new package (APP-1.0-R2.MSI) in a new folder (same name)
- I apply the MSP from this new folder and everything seems ok, the files and registry keys are correctly updated BUT... when I try the self-repair function in ARP, the Windows Installer search for the CAB file whithin the R1 folder.

Any idea ?

Thanks !

kEEp cOOl...
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Windows Installer maintains separate records for the source locations of the original MSI and any patches that are applied (under "HKCR\Installer\").

You might have your original MSI in one folder, patch "A" in another folder, and patch "B" in yet another.
Answered 02/17/2005 by: WiseUser
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When you try to do self-repair, the msi will search for the source for the already deployed MSI. Since the source files for the MSI is within the R1 folder, the Windows Installer will search for the CAB file whithin the R1 folder. Your best solution is to move your msp within the folder of the msi which is already deployed
Answered 02/18/2005 by: s2w2k2
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