Software Deployment Question

Can't find source when running modify/change action

10/06/2011 1568 views
Hi all. I am having an issue when performing a modify/change action. The steps I am following are:

- install msi
- in ARP, modify the install and add a feature. no issues here
- install patch
- in ARP, modify the install and add a feature, the install looks for an uncompressed file which doesn't exist as my original install is compressed, error 1308/1309.

Any thoughts as to why this might happen? Please let me know if I can provide any info to help troubleshoot. Thank you!
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How are you making the modifications? To the MSI or are you using an MST. If your using an MST, it probably made a CAB file or it is looking for the files. Either way, both must be in the same directory as the MST.
Answered 10/06/2011 by: jmaclaurin
Third Degree Blue Belt

Thanks for the reply. I am modifying the msi via a patch (msp). Although a patch is made up internally as a mst and a cab, I am not using an mst directly. The issue is after I apply the patch and try to perform a modify and change features. The "modify" I am performing in Add/Remove Programs (Programs and Features) is sometimes called Change and sometimes called Modify, not sure why there is a difference :)
Answered 10/06/2011 by: barron35
Yellow Belt

Enable Windows Installer logging in verbose mode. The resulting log will help you identify the recalcitrant component.
Answered 10/07/2011 by: VBScab
Red Belt

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