And what does it have to do with advertising tables like progid, classid and typelib ?
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It doesn't!

An advertised feature (and all its components) will be installed on-demand.
Answered 02/13/2009 by: AngelD
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My understanding of something being "advertised" means that it "has knowledge" of the original MSI. Example: A non-advertised shortcut for AbiWord points to the AbiWord executable. The executable is renamed. The shortcut will not find the exe and will fail. However, if the shortcut was advertised, then it would go back to the MSI and have the AbiWord exe re-created.
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Answered 02/13/2009 by: troy_in_wi
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As AngelD has already said, an advertised feature will be installed on-demand.

When you're talking about advertising in components however, these are parts of an application which are/can be used for triggering self healing checking routines. Shortcuts are commonly used, but you can also use file extensions. Areas within the msi table where you would check for advertising are Class, Extension, MIME, ProgID, Shortcut, TypeLib and Verb.
Answered 02/15/2009 by: rbrucelee1978
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