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AdminStudio Package Query

Dear All,

I am using AdminStudio Professional 2012, I have some question on professional version, Is there any limitation of software repackage ?
Such as number of program/software files and program/software type ?

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No limitations on the items you described,

Only limitations are general Windows Installer Technology limitations like:

If your Windows Installer package contains more than 32767 files, you must change the schema of the database to increase the limit of the following columns: the Sequence column of the File table, the LastSequence column of the Media table, and the Sequence column of the Patch table. Note that transforms and patches cannot be created between two packages with different column types. This is explained in MSI Help topic Authoring a Large Package.

The maximum number of rows for the Component table is 65536.

There is a maximum limit of 1600 components per feature using Windows NT/Windows 2000 and a maximum limit of 800 components per feature using Windows 95 and Windows 98. There will be a ICE47 validation warning if your package is above this limit. This is documented in MSI Help topic FeatureComponents Table.

There is a maximum limit of 16 for the depth of the feature tree. If you exeed this limit you get a runtime error message "2701. The Component table exceeds the acceptable tree depth of 16 levels." which is a bit misleading because the limit actually applyies to the Feature tree, not the Component tree (in my understanding there is no component tree in MSI). In a test with a feature tree 20 levels deep msiexec.exe even crashed instead of displaying an error message.

For each disk or CAB file one row must be added to the Media table. Windows Installer packages are limited to a maximum of 80 Media table entries when installed using Windows Installer prior to version 2.0. The restriction of 80 Media table entries was removed with Windows Installer version 2.0. This is documented in MSI Help topic Media Table.

The only compressed file type supported natively by Windows Installer is the Cabinet (CAB) format. The following limits apply to this file format.

No one file in a CAB can exceed 2GB
Maximum size of all files in one folder (compressed) 2GB
Maximum size of a CAB file (compressed) 2GB
Maximum number of files in a single CAB 64K


you can always try Google..;-)