View Full Version : MDAC 2.8: fix for MDAC_TYP on Win2K from custom action in an .MSI? KB Q10980

06-07-2004, 07:15 AM
I am having a problem installing MDAC 2.8 from inside our own MDAC merge module on a Windows 2000 PC - we have always used our own version and I don't want to switch to the official InstallShield version for a number of reasons.

In KB article Q109806 IS explains that the IS MDAC 2.8 merge module incorporates a fix from Microsoft that gets around the problem of installing MDAC_TYP from a custom action in an .MSI.

However it does not explain what the problem actually is. I've had a look at the IS merge module and the fix seems to involve calling an exported function inside a custom DLL.

I would like to retrofix the same fix to our own merge module. Can anybody shed light on what was actually fixed?