hi. Im usin win2003 gpo software assignments and Wise package studio (since last week).

I want to deploy a an aplication called catia, its servicepack2 and a hotfix. All 3 come in setup.exe form, not msi.
Is it possible to create an msi that will install catia, servicepack2 and hotfix, all in one?
If not, will i have to create independant msi´s for each one and deploy them as separate packages? Or, as servicepack2 and the hotfix are upgrades, can i deploy them as "upgrades" for the main catia package? Do upgrades have to be in msi format too?

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The functionality that you have described is well with in the realm of the capabilities of the Wise tool set. What you need is a little experience with the tool, and to learn how to use the setup capture engine. As to which method is better, that is up to you the developer, and what makes better sense in your environment. Just remember that scripting and repackaging is like getting married, you’re going to have to live together for a long time so marry and develop well.
I would suggest that you spend a few days reading the manual for the tool and truly making yourself familiar with the features and capabilities.
Second I would suggest that you spend some time reviewing the wealth of information on this site as well as the Wise site.
Third I would suggest that you download and read the following book.
"VB/VBA Developer's Guide to the Windows Installer"
Mike Gunderloy (author) has posted his out-of-print book as a free download on his website.
He says: "This is a book I did for Sybex, based on the 1.0 release of the Windows Installer. It didn't do especially well in the market, and the rights have reverted to me. So, if you want, you can download the uncorrected galleys and read it for free now. Out of date, but perhaps still useful."

Answered 05/18/2004 by: Robo Scripter
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Just discover with all three exe done. That will be packaged in one.No prob. Sometimes when I have problems with a package, I package a packaged app from another packaging app. PrismDeploy. Seems easier to see the differnces done to the computer.
Answered 06/03/2004 by: sylsimp
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