Include MSDE - Installation

Michael MaesMichael Maes Posts: 2
edited March 28, 2006 10:27AM in SQL Packager Previous Versions

Is it possible in any way to include the installation of MSDE on the target-Machine in the Packager.
The general idea is to install MSDE if it is not present before creating the DB.

If so, could you please provide me with examples and/or url's.




  • Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 New member
    Hi Michael,

    That's a great idea -- a Visual Studio Deployment Project would allow you to do this, as well as running the SQL Package, from an MSI that Visual Studio will build for you.

    You could create a launch condition to detect an existing MSDE installation.

    You can create two custom actions in the install category: the first to install MSDE and the second to run the package. If time permits I'd really, really like to write this up in a paper but haven't had the chance so far!
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