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  • Is there any instructions on how to create a msi installer for a WHS addon using visual studio?

    Thanks
    Friday, June 15, 2007 1:20 AM

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    Note that if you use visual studio to build a setup project, you may need to use ORCA (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa370557.aspx) to set property "WHSLogo" of the MSI to 1 after you build the MSI. Otherwise the MSI won't be recognized as an Add-In when it's placed under \\server\software\Add-Ins\

    Friday, June 15, 2007 4:56 PM

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  • If you have one of the Express editions, you will need to use WiX. If you have a full Visual Studio, I believe there's an install package tool built in.
    Friday, June 15, 2007 12:11 PM
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  • I have the full, and yes, there is a install package built in, but I looked through and have not seen how to make it run in basic mode or any of the other things required by WHS.
    Friday, June 15, 2007 3:42 PM
  • Hii,

     

    Build a MSI and just copy your DLL into the C:\Program Files\Windows Home server\ Directory. Thats's it.

     

     

    Chris

     

     

    http://www.home-server-blog.de

     

    Friday, June 15, 2007 4:01 PM
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    Note that if you use visual studio to build a setup project, you may need to use ORCA (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa370557.aspx) to set property "WHSLogo" of the MSI to 1 after you build the MSI. Otherwise the MSI won't be recognized as an Add-In when it's placed under \\server\software\Add-Ins\

    Friday, June 15, 2007 4:56 PM
  • I've recently been using the freeware version of Advanced Installer to make quick and simple MSIs. You'll probably still need to tweak it using Orca as mentioned above but it's a good deal easier than using WiX in my opinion.
    Sunday, July 1, 2007 8:24 AM