Support for major upgrade in service factory guidance package.

Feb 17, 2010 at 9:29 AM
Edited Feb 17, 2010 at 10:56 AM

Hi all,

The Service guidance setup (MSI) is made using WIX(windows installer xml),Whenever I install the new version of this package on top of the older version it always ask for Repair/Remove, I don't want this feature, I need to Uninstall the existing package completely and install the new one( a major upgrade), How can we achieve this in the service guidance package setup project. Please share your ideas/thoughts on this.

Thanks,

Mat.

 

 

 

Feb 21, 2010 at 8:56 PM

Hi Mat,

If you don't want to do a major updagrade, then perhaps you can try with the wix patch option (http://wix.sourceforge.net/manual-wix2/patch_building.htm). This approach might be good in case you need to install some minor change/fix. Otherwise changes in the DSL might be better handled with the standard installer. This will be much more effective and simpler with the new VSIX installer in VS2010 and the upcoming version of the factory. Stay tunned!

Regards,

Hernan