Hi,

I'm trying to troubleshoot a problem where one program stops working when two others are added to the mix. Is there a tool which will indentify commonalities between two MSIs? Most of the MSI comparison tools seem to be targetted at two MSIs which will have some differences. My MSIs are completely different, but I need to find what they have in common.

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Mike
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Don't know what tool you're using for packaging but with Wise Package Studio you could use Conflict Manager to find resources conflicting with each other in different packages.
Answered 06/27/2006 by: AngelD
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Hi,

I'm using WPS Standard, can't afford pro as we're a school. Is there anything that could do this?

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Mike
Answered 06/27/2006 by: meastaugh1
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Don't think there is in the Standard edition, will see if I can think of something
Answered 06/27/2006 by: AngelD
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How about converting the MSI files to xml and then use "Merge for Windows" from araxis to compare the xml files. You can download a "Free trial: download fully-functional 30-day evaluation"

You can also use WinMerge, which is free
Answered 06/27/2006 by: AngelD
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You could just download a trial of the full Wise Suite and give Conflict Manager a go.
Answered 06/27/2006 by: turbokitty
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I'm not sure you will have access to the Conflict Manager in evaluation mode, but not sure either so.
Answered 06/27/2006 by: AngelD
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ORIGINAL: AngelD

I'm not sure you will have access to the Conflict Manager in evaluation mode, but not sure either so.


From memory the Eval version lets you import 5 apps into it and its fully functional.
Answered 06/27/2006 by: MSIMaker
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It was so long ago I used evalutation version so good feedback there Jim.

meastaugh1: 5 packages will be sufficient for you to be able to conflict your packages to leed you in the right direction on whats conflicting.
Think you're after either a registry or dll conflict.
Answered 06/27/2006 by: AngelD
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