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installing multiple apps on windows mobile 6.5 in one shot

Hello people,
i have to speed up configuration of a group of devices (Acer BeTouch E101 with windows mobile 6.5. professional).
I want to install:
-dot net 3.5 framework for windows mobile (.msi)
-SQL Server Compact 3.5 (.msi)
-SQL Server Compact 3.5 sp1(.msi)
-ScriptSql (.sql, for initial db population)
-custom application (.cab)
-local configuration file (.xml, this only has to stay on device)

Putting these files in sd then inserting (i have to try), maybe produces starting installer but with different behaviour for msi, or for cab.
Another problem is dependencies (SQL Server Compact 3.5 first of SQL Server Compact 3.5 sp1) and simultaneous installation of more programs (i think what's happennig during installation of dot net and parallel installation of sql....).
So...there's something , a wrapper, a customizable installator let me decide installation's order?
Or in that way i can write a batch, a procedure to manage this situation?
I have about 200 devices.. =:-(
Please  help, and ask me for details!!


Mattia Minervini
Mattia Minervini
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you cant install more than one app at a time. You need to create a MultiCabSetup. there is sample that is included in the SDK

Mattia MinerviniAuthor Commented:
This solution is for visual studio 2005

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