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Hello,

I have subscribed to this forum because I am not able to find the answer to my question anywhere.
I have created a network installation of a software (for instance, publisher) using setup.exe /a. I have then applied a service pack to it using msiexec /p patch.msp /a setup.msi
Now I have an MSI file and a FILES directory. I have to recab the FILES directory into one cab.
How would I go about doing this ? I have tried the WiMakCab.vbs script but the installation doesn't work. I then tried WISE but it won't recreate a cab even if media is set to CAB.

Can someone help please ? :-)

Thank you very much for your time!
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I have to recab the FILES directory into one cabWhy?
Answered 06/26/2009 by: VBScab
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Why?

Because I need the repair function from add/remove program to work.
And if I don't change my installation from network install to a cab file it asks for the files source when doing so.

Thank you
Answered 06/26/2009 by: dynek
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...presumably because you install from a mapped drive which is unavailable at repair time? CABbing the MSI won't make any difference since, at deployment time, the CAB will be removed from the locally-cached MSI. Why not install/deploy using the UNC path instead of a mapped drive?
Answered 06/26/2009 by: VBScab
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...presumably because you install from a mapped drive which is unavailable at repair time? CABbing the MSI won't make any difference since, at deployment time, the CAB will be removed from the locally-cached MSI. Why not install/deploy using the UNC path instead of a mapped drive?

Application will be deployed through SMS. The cab file should be cached when installing nope ?
Otherwise, let's put all the files in the MSI file which gets cached for sure (start -> run : Installer)

Thank you for your time
Answered 06/26/2009 by: dynek
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Oh well it seems the repair functionnality will never work.

I will simply remove it from add/remove programs.

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Answered 06/26/2009 by: dynek
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SMS/SCCM/Config Manager can be set to copy the installation locally and then execute, can't it? Do that instead.
Answered 06/26/2009 by: VBScab
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