This file is included in my MSI and actually installs after installing the MSI.
The problem is the file replaces msxml.dll, msxml3a.dll & msxml3r.dll in the system32 with newer version. Is there a way of stopping this from happening.

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remove the entries in the INF that install the files in question.

hear is some information on INF files.
this one is good to get your barings:

this one has some details on buiding them for activeX controlls.

you can rem out the line with the upgrade dll's listed with a ";" to make testing easyer.

hopefully this helps
Answered 06/21/2006 by: Gekris
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Upgrading the the files msxml.dll, msxml3a.dll & msxml3r.dll in the system32 with a newer version should not be a problem actually as they are backward compatible according to Microsoft. Even though sometimes this is incorrect.

We have several apps which use these files and updating to a newer version than the base OS has not caused an issue for us at all.

Make sure that your package does not remove them on uninstall and you should be fine.
Answered 06/23/2006 by: MSIMaker
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