What is Nested .msi, Wrapper .msi and  Advantages and disadvantages of  .msi???

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Typically the only reason to create a wrapper MSI would be to support any vendor provided command line support to automate installation with Group Policy (GPO). (Group policy deployments require MSI format).

Windows Installer can have it's own complexities, but overall it provides the best command line support, logging, etc. (even rolls back on failure). Now if you have a bad Windows Installer package all those benefits go out the window (but that could be said of about anything). 

Answered 08/13/2012 by: bkelly
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Hey Sri,

Go through the below link for advantages and disadvantages of the MSI respectively

(Refer section why use MSI and Advantages of Packaging(creating MSI packages)

http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/application-packaging-basics-and-benefits

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/264478

 

 

 

 

 

Answered 08/13/2012 by: sumitsingh1984
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I have deleted all these Microsoft's links as I see there are lot of dislikes.. hmmm Anyway..Thanks for the dislikes.. Keep up the good work..

Answered 08/12/2012 by: jagadeish
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