I have a wix installer that installs a visual C application via MSI. On a clean install of vista I get some side by side errors in the event log and my executable service won't start. Installing vcredist_x86.exe solves this problem but leaves me with the question of how to properly redistribute the contents of vcredist_x86.exe.
Do I use merge modules? Do I try and use a custom application to launch the file? What's best practice for this? I'd assume I'd find clear instructions some where since it must be a very common case but so far I'm still stumped.