Software Deployment Question
MSI - need to update contents of large MSI best approach
09/16/2014 2141 views
I have a large MSI (2.1 gigs) which i repackaged, unfortunately there is some updates that I need to do the MSI. I originally used set-up capture to compile the project and made all my changes ect in Installshield.
I need to copy around 300 files around 600 megs into different folders in the MSI, however due to how long it takes to compile the file MSI (over 6 hours) and the amount of customisation that I have done for it, its not as simple as just replacing the files directly in the MSI.
I'm wondering if anyone has a suggestion as to how I may approach this without having to repackage everything I have done thus far.
Trying to do a transform of the existing msi crashes InstallShield I thought possibly trying to open the MSI as an MSN? But I'm wondering if this would keep all my current settings, customisations ect ect.?
Can anyone help?