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Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE 2000) includes merge modules to provide flexibility for a developer to consume the merge modules into the developer's setup product. This step-by-step article describes how to use Microsoft Visual Studio Installer .NET to create a simple MSDE 2000 setup package from MSDE 2.0 merge modules.
After you create the setup package, you can edit the package by using a tool such as Orca. For additional information about how to use Orca.exe to edit the Windows Installer packages files, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
255905To modify the Property table of the Windows Installer package, view the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article for a list of available property values:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255905/EN-US/ )HOWTO: Use Orca to Edit Windows Installer Files
281983When you create a package by using the steps that are described in this article, the package might not install and error 126 might be generated. For additional information about this problem, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281983/EN-US/ )PRB: Cannot Specify Instance Name Using SQL Server 2000 Merge Modules
321283For additional information about how to author the MSDE 2.0 setup package by using Microsoft Visual Studio Installer, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321283/EN-US/ )PRB: The MSDE Installation May Fail and Error 126 Is Logged When You Are Using Windows Installer Software
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299795/EN-US/ )INF: How to Author MSDE 2.0 Setup Packages with Microsoft Visual Studio Installer 1.1
Article ID: 325004 - Last Review: January 7, 2004 - Revision: 1.2
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