I] useful when creating a Windows Installer patch, which requires uncompressed images of the earlier and current versions of a product in order to compute binary file differences - perfect
can below points be other advantages?

ii] We do not have to carry cd or removable media always iii] We do not have to enter a serial key for every user iv] Create a standard configuration for all users. V] All the features will be installed from the source.
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iii) May not always apply. Vendors handle licenses/serial numbers many different ways
iv) You can have a standard config without an AIP. Perhaps what you mean is that the installation is always carried out from the same source, so you know for example what version is being deployed.
v) An AIP doesn't control what features get installed. A transform (or transforms, plural) will do that.

Again, MSDN will be useful reading for you.
Answered 08/04/2009 by: VBScab
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on MSDN i did not find clarifications, on these topics....so i posted it here
Answered 08/04/2009 by: suchi.jigar
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I] useful when creating a Windows Installer patch, which requires uncompressed images of the earlier and current versions of a product in order to compute binary file differences - perfect
can below points be other advantages?


I have used also a admin point for slipstreaming vendor msp with the original installation.
Answered 08/04/2009 by: Cybermage
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ORIGINAL: suchi.jigar
I] useful when creating a Windows Installer patch, which requires uncompressed images of the earlier and current versions of a product in order to compute binary file differences - perfect
can below points be other advantages?

ii] We do not have to carry cd or removable media always iii] We do not have to enter a serial key for every user iv] Create a standard configuration for all users. V] All the features will be installed from the source.


most of those things can be applied to regular non-admin installs...

another advantage also uncompressed files install faster, because there is some overhead associated with uncompressing install files.

in practice I've seen badly implmented admin installs that just plain don't work. so I always test before even submitting a package to install QA.
Answered 08/04/2009 by: aogilmor
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