Application MSI package

Posted on 2013-12-10
Last Modified: 2014-02-21

I have created MSI package with Adminstudio2013, installed msi package on my Laptop without any problem (removed the installation files from temp folder) rebooted my machine. when i try to run the application from start menu it asks for original msi location is there any msi cache issue if yes then how to resolve this.

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Question by:Tif01
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jmcmunn earned 500 total points
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I sounds like the features of the app may be "advertised" meaning that they don't get installed until first used.  If this is the case, you should be able to change that component/shortcut to not be advertised, and have it actually install during the installation process.
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by:Vadim Rapp
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If you look in the event log, it will tell the reason it tries to self-repair.

More details in the article "How to fix Windows Installer Efforts to Self-Repair"

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Sorry for being ignorant , How can i change this component/shortcut to not be advertised, and include this in during the installation process.
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This link shows how to set the advertisement flag, you can track the setting down and verify what it is and change it to not advertise if needed using the steps here.
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by:Vadim Rapp
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jmcmunn, if this was the case, it would have happened only once - hope you agree.
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I agree, it should only happen the first time you run the app if this (advertisement) is the reason.  The OP does not explicitly state whether it happens every time or just once.

I've seen MS Office ask me repeatedly regardless of what I do on some machines.  :-)
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by:Vadim Rapp
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If repeatedly, see my article from the comment ID: 39708654 :-)

If it's about extensions .pip and .pst, I have a transform that fixes it.

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