How do I distribute a full MSDE installation

Article:HOWTO2004  |  Created: 2006-01-26  |  Updated: 2006-10-24  |  Article URL
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How do I distribute a full MSDE installation?


Unfortunately, there is no built-in support for MSDE 2000 in Wise Installation Systems. You can modify the existing  MSDE runtime script to integrate the latest version's code and files if the latest one available is not at the version you are including, but this modified runtime would not be supported by Altiris. 

Best practice is to execute Microsoft's MSDE executable within your script using the Execute Program action. If you are launching an .EXE wrapper that performs system checks before running the .EXE, then incorporate the MSDE executable inside your Wisescript that launches the main executable.

For more information on MSDE 2000, please go to the following link:

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