I normally rename vendor MSI files to shorten the name of the MSI when vendors use really long names with spaces. I have a vendor msi called "VC++ Redistributable.msi" When I remove the space from the name I get the following error in the install log.

Determining source type
MSI (s) (FC:78) [16:00:52:843]: Note: 1: 2203 2: \\Server\Applications\App\VC++ Redistributable.msi 3: -2147287038
MSI (s) (FC:78) [16:00:52:843]: Note: 1: 1316 2: \\Server\Applications\App\VC++ Redistributable.msi
MSI (s) (FC:78) [16:00:56:031]: Product: VC++ Redistributable -- Error 1316.A network error occurred while attempting to read from the file \\Server\Applications\App\VC++ Redistributable.msi


Why does it think that the name of the MSI should have a space? It works if I put the space back in the file name but it really bugs me that there could be any dependencies on the name of the MSI.
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It might be hardcoded in the MSI to look for a specific name, so you changing it to with no spaces will cause the error. One thought. It might be worth opening the MSI and see if it is hardcoded.
Answered 10/28/2008 by: Thegunner
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It might be hardcoded in the MSI to look for a specific name, so you changing it to with no spaces will cause the error. One thought. It might be worth opening the MSI and see if it is hardcoded.


I checked that first but I could not find any instance of the name except for the product name property and changing that does not make any difference.
Answered 10/28/2008 by: joedown
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Hey Joe,

I've packaged this before with spaces, may I suggest that u try the name without the '++' I seem to remember there was an issue with this and I had something like Microsoft VCPP Runtime 12.blahblah.msi.

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Wayne
Answered 10/28/2008 by: WayneB
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