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I have 2 solutions that I would like to consolidate into and have just one installation .msi for them, is this possible?

Hi, I'm using vs2005, .net 2 for windows application.  I have 2 solutions that I would like to consolidate into and have just one installation .msi for them, is this possible?  So I just just copy and move one of the solution's project file into the other one and create additional setup file in it?  Thanks.
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anarki_jimbelCommented:
If you have two solutions and one of them is using other, in other words if projects from the second solution are included into the first one, you may have one msi, not a problem. I believe everything referenced will be included into setup file.
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lapuccaAuthor Commented:
They're 2 separate executables and one doesn't not use the other.  My goal is not necessary to combine the projects into one solution.  What I'm really after is to develop 1 setup file (.msi) fo distriubiton of instaling both programs.  Is that possible?  Thank you
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anarki_jimbelCommented:
I give up. Honestly I believe it is impossible. If you look at how installer works - no way to create installer for two applications. It creates folders, shortcuts for startup files etc., but for one application only.
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lapuccaAuthor Commented:
Ok, so if I have 2 .msi installation file then how would you recommend for me to distribut this on CD?   Would the user have to run 2 setup files?    Thanks.
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anarki_jimbelCommented:
Yes. Really this is the way our product is currently installed:
we have two msi, one installs server part (some local service) and another msi installs a client application. In order to use the entire application client needs to run and install both msi's.
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lapuccaAuthor Commented:
My manager wanted these 2 applications to be 2 stand-alone applications.  After these 2 are developed as 2 separated applications, now he would like me to create a MS installation setup file that would install these 2 applicatons with one executable so we can put it on the CD and the user would only need to run " one" setup file to install both applications.  Is this possible?  If not, any alternative ways to get this done like some kind of batch file or something?  
Thank you.
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lapuccaAuthor Commented:
What about "PostBuildEvent" property in the Setup project?  What is this for?  Can I configure it to run the 2nd application's setup command in here?  Thank you.
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lapuccaAuthor Commented:
Forget about "PostBuildEvent".  I just realize that is about "Build events". It' not related to Post installation that I want.  
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