Monthly Archives: November 2008

MSI Components Cardinal Rule #5

Rule: Do not specify more than one file per component as a target for the Start menu or a Desktop shortcut. Explanation: For advertised shortcuts, the Target field of the Shortcut table references a feature, and the Component field is … Continue reading

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MSI Components Cardinal Rule #4

Rule: Do not include more than one COM server per component. If a component contains a COM server, this must be the key path for the component. Explanation: For MSI components that install COM servers, the Windows Installer relies on … Continue reading

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MSI Components Cardinal Rule #3

Rule: Do not create components containing resources that will need to be installed into more than one directory on the user’s system. The installer installs all of the resources in a component into the same directory. It is not possible … Continue reading

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