Deployment contents of CAB file from msi setup RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi!
    I have msi setup project and another's CAB file.
    Can I to unpack the CAB file from my msi setup?
    Wednesday, April 1, 2009 7:10 AM


  • I'm not sure what you're getting at here. If you mean "can I write a program to read a cab file and get the files out" the answer is yes, but it's not really a deployment project question. After you've done that what is next? How do you knoiw where the user wants to copy them to because the MSI file won't do the copy for you.

    TThe MSI file knows nothing about the content of that other CAB file, so it can't install files from it. 
    Phil Wilson
    • Proposed as answer by Kira Qian Friday, April 3, 2009 3:30 AM
    • Marked as answer by Kira Qian Tuesday, April 7, 2009 7:15 AM
    Wednesday, April 1, 2009 5:38 PM