Use the Source, Luke!
Posted 25 February 2003 - 20:45
Is there a way (within the MSI) to have the system keep a complete local copy of the source? I swear I saw this somewhere, but can't find it now...
Posted 26 February 2003 - 11:30
Posted 26 February 2003 - 15:05
Posted 03 July 2003 - 22:26
Posted 23 October 2003 - 14:30
You don't necessery need to have all the files localy copied. You can find out what is needed by copiing file by file when application self heal. It will ask you which file is looking for. Once you figure out which files are necessery for self healing process you can include them together with the package. You have to also tell Windows where the source is.
Posted 04 March 2004 - 11:04
Maybe it could be interesting for you to store the MSI packages somewhere on your PCs' LAN, and make the SOURCELIST property point on this path. Thus, you won't have to use the packages from where you installed them !
Posted 18 May 2004 - 02:50
Edited by Glytzhkof, 18 May 2004 - 02:51.
Posted 18 May 2004 - 02:55
- Corporate setup does not cache installer on system
- Corporate setup is not patchable (often no point, administrators seem to prefer working with full packages
- The corporate setup is packaged differently depending on the needs of most corporate users (often don't wrap things in setup.exe, but deliver runtime files separately - windows installer engine, installscript engine etc...)
- The corporate setup has some documentation enclosed listing what is recommended not to change