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04-13-2006, 11:44 PM

I am using IS11 Basic MSI Project. My requirement is whenever I rerun my install after the first run it should run in the same way as in first install mode. It should not go to the maintenace mode for the install. Is there anyway to rerun the same first time install and not going through the maintenace mode of the install?

Thanks and regards

04-14-2006, 07:13 AM
With MSI projects (whether Basic MSI or InstallScript MSI) it's difficult. You can disable the product registration entirely (by disabling or removing the RegisterProduct, RegisterUser, PublishProduct, and PublisherFeatures actions), but this also prevents the product from being uninstalled through Add or Remove Programs.

You might also look at the MSI Help Library topic "Installing Multiple Instances of Products and Patches" to learn about the extent to which MSI supports multi-instance installations...

Buddy Jain
04-17-2006, 10:52 PM
Hi Nabhonil,

This is expected behavior of MSI.