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05-05-2006, 02:48 PM
I am installing my application using Express 11.5 -
I am installing MSDE using the MSDE2000 Installshield Object-
I need to populate the database at installtime with my pre-existing data -

If I compile the Project as Is, and install it, the install functions fine. However, it is not including MY MSDE data files (Master.mdf, etc). Once the program is installed, if I stop my MSDE service, copy my files to the MSDE data folder, then start the MSDE service, my application will run normally.

However... If I take my data files and copy them over the x86\Data\*.* files of the install project, and then install THAT... I get an error that says "Setup failed to configure the server. Refer to the server error logs and setup error logs for more information"

The System's Application and System logs appear fine.

So my question is... where do I need to be placing my Data files so they are included in the Build process for my Setup application?