View Full Version : Compressed build with MSI and Setup File

08-02-2004, 08:48 AM
I'm building from the command line.

When I build with compression and specify to create a setup.exe file, the MSI is incorporated into the Setup.exe. This causes a problem when I later try to install an additional feature and there is no cached MSI for the system to pull from.

I can compress everything into an MSI without creating a Setup.exe but this takes too long to load if I'm using Autoplay functionality. Is there a way to have windows extract the MSI from the Setup.exe and cache it. Or to create a Compressed MSI file with a separate Setup.exe file.



Mike Marino
08-02-2004, 09:40 PM
Check out the release option:

Copy Media to Target Machine

and set it to "Yes" and set the location to something like:

[WindowsFolder]Downloaded Installations

That should do what you are looking for.