Implement external file folders to an MSI

Hi, I am new to packaging and have just begun to scratch the surface of Wise Package studio 6.0. I'm sorry if my questions are a little off, but what I want to accomplish is to make a package that installs some additional files in a child folder instead of actually beeing inside the package. The reason for this is that I have a colleague that needs to update the installation every once in a while, and he doesn't know Wise packager and don't want to touch it. So if I get him to just replace the files in the child folder with the updates, he can just reinstall the MSI package to update the files. Which brings me to the next subject, always overwrite files at reinstall. I've seen that this setting is somewhere in Wise package manager, but failed to get it to work through Citrix Management Console. Manual reinstall worked, but not automatic through Citrix Management Console.

Any suggestions about how I go about doing this? ;-)

I'm really in a hurry to get out of the office atm. so I appologize for not describing this more thoroughly.

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Posted by: turbokitty 12 years ago
6th Degree Black Belt
That plan won't work. You'll need to update the MSI database as well as the external files or you'll get unexpected consequences.
Posted by: Gorguss 12 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
If you mean unexpected consequences as in files that aren't origionally included not getting installed then yes. I have implemented this in another package by specifying source, but this only works for files and not folders. This new package is about 3000 files, and I don't want to go through all of them just to specify that it's supposed to go to the child folder to copy the files.

I guess I'll have to resort to Citrix Packager [:@]
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