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    Max file size

    We are getting the following error during the build:

    ISDEV : fatal error -5023: Error building table File

    It seems that the problem is a file size. One of the source files is bigger than 2 GB. Is there a way to overcome this limitation?

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    If you are building a compressed type release (network, CD-ROM, DVD, etc.), this limitation for MSI projects is the result of the CAB compressed file format used by Windows Installer. CAB files do not support any single file greater than 2GB, and the combination of files in a CAB cannot exceed 2GB. More information is available in the following post:
    What are the upper limits of the CAB file format? - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windows_inst...18/461810.aspx

    The feature(s)/component(s) that contain files that exceed this size would need to be built uncompressed (using the custom compression options in the Release Wizard).

    Note that for a compressed network release (building a single MSI file), the MSI file itself cannot exceed 2GB. This is a limitation of the structured storage/compound document format MSI files are based on. The only way to work around this limitation is to build a CD-ROM or DVD style release, or a network image with custom compression options.

    Note that if an InstallScript project is used, the CAB format used by InstallScript will allow for file sizes larger than 2GB.
    Josh Stechnij - Software Engineer

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    Max MSI File Size in installshield 2015

    Do we still have this issue. Because we are not able to build our .ism. We are getting same error. Can you please help us with option we can use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshstechnij View Post
    If you are building a compressed type release (network, CD-ROM, DVD, etc.), this limitation for MSI projects is the result of the CAB compressed file format used by Windows Installer. CAB files do not support any single file greater than 2GB, and the combination of files in a CAB cannot exceed 2GB. More information is available in the following post:
    What are the upper limits of the CAB file format? - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windows_inst...18/461810.aspx

    The feature(s)/component(s) that contain files that exceed this size would need to be built uncompressed (using the custom compression options in the Release Wizard).

    Note that for a compressed network release (building a single MSI file), the MSI file itself cannot exceed 2GB. This is a limitation of the structured storaget hunter manga MSI files are based on. The only way to work around this limitation is to build a CD-ROM or DVD style release, or a network image with custom compression options.

    Note that if an InstallScript project is used, the CAB format used by InstallScript will allow for file sizes larger than 2GB.
    I found that but with some errors. Maximum errors are found in that. Please fix this.

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