Thick vs Thin MSI
08/23/2016 863 views
I have a thick msi. Wanted to do some testing and change it to thin. Using Wise under Media changed Compression Options from Compress files inside msi to Uncompress external files.
1. I dont see the size of the msi getting much smaller
2. Getting an error 2920. Source directory not specified for the file...
What am i missing?
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Thick is not a term common in Windows Installer packaging. Are you talking about a uncompressed MSI, which is also similar to a Administrative Point (I think that's the correct term).
Anyway your best to have it compressed, either as an external CAB, or for best practice internal CAB (inside the msi). Having it internal will allow the self-heal, repairs to be robust - just think windows installer moaning for the cab file when its missing.
Probably doesn't answer your question though.
Answered 08/24/2016 by: rileyz