While we deal with large windows installer packages, time required to install the package is one of the key factor in measuring the efficiency\quality of the package.
I’m briefing here about some of the techniques that can be used to reduce the installation time of a MSI package.
Using MSIFASTINSTALL Property
The MSIFASTINSTALL property can be used to reduce the time required to install a large Windows Installer package. The property can be set on the command line or in the Property table to configure operations that the user or developer determines are non-essential for the installation.
How MSIFASTINSTALL Property will help to reduce the time?
1. This property helps to skip creating system restore point action in MSI install sequence.
2. This property helps to skip calculating the space requirements action in MSI install sequence. (Filecost)
Thus,if the developer is sure...