KNOWN ISSUE: Cannot compile Pocket PC or Smartphone installations in WFWI version

Article:TECH11800  |  Created: 2006-01-10  |  Updated: 2009-11-01  |  Article URL
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When trying to compile an installation that builds a PocketPC or Smartphone installation, the following error appears:
"Failed to create mobile device Install. See WiseErr.txt located at "c:\path\to\install" for more information."

The file WiseErr.txt reads:
"Error: Section [SourceDisksFiles] is required"


Wise for Windows Installer 6.x
Wise Package Studio 6.x




A hotfix is attached to this KB article.  Please download WFWI_6_2_Hotfix_1.EXE and execute it on any machine that has Wise for Windows Installer 6.2 installed.  This will correct the Mobile Device compile issue.

This issue is also resolved in Wise Package Stuido 7.0.

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