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Uppercase or lowercase letters in GUIDs in the Windows Installer
There have been some obscure bugs if the guids are not uppercase in the MSI file. They get searched for on the system and in MSI files and some of those searches were case-sensitive, and maybe still are. As it says here, for example, letters in ProductCode must be uppercase: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa370854(v=vs.85).aspx and here for Component Ids in uppercase: http://msdn.mi

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Putting new dll in exisiting GAC path using wix
I've only done this a little bit years ago. I'm 99% certain that the new.dll would be a companion file of the old.dll. In other words, the old.msi has a component with old.dll as the keyfile. The new.dll has to be added as an additional file to this component so that MsiPublishAssemblies / Fusion API can publish them together into the same storage directly. You may be able to do this in a new.

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SOURCEMGMT: Failed to resolve source MainEngineThread is returning 1612
There are a few times I have encountered "strange" errors with msi that relate to access problems. I am not sure if this is one or not. Is this user someone with higher security on their machine? Did they download your MSI from the web (or network share)? There were some customers of ours that ran into a problem where after they downloaded the item, they had to "unlock" the file before being a

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