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how to create a patch for the .msi setup

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 I have a webapplication created in .net2.0 , i have created a websetup for the application and created a .msi file and have successfully deployed it in my clients location .

Now if any updations or bug fixes made for the application after the deployment , can i create some patch so i can update the deployed .msi file with all my changes

Really needed

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Rama
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Yes, you can create some patches to update your application.
You have to use MSI Packaging Tools packaging the updation/patches into .msi before your deploy your update.
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/MSI-Packaging-Tools.html
After that you may use Group Policy to run the msi file.
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Hi There

 Thanks for ur reply . The link is really heipful to me . My concern is i deploy an web application and created an .msi file . Now i make some changes to the application (like  Hot fixes .......) , how do i create a patch of all the changes i made and merge it with the .msi file which is already created.

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Rama
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It depends on how you design your application.
You can add or replace the essential updated files on old version.
Otherwise packaging a brand new version form the source  to msi and replace the old one.
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Yes exactly thats wat i need . Can u let me know how to add or replace the essential updated files on old version or packaging a brand new version form the source  to msi and replace the old one .

This is a critical requirement for me and i am new to this deployment .

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Rama
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1. You need to have your updated program.
2. Creating MSI Files using the tools.
3. Publishing and Assigning Applications.
4. Deploying Applications.
Here are some instruction for you hope it can help you:
http://www.windowsitlibrary.com/Content/1635/04/toc.html
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