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Is there a method of caching the MSI database and the accompanying Cab files?
So self heal\Repair dont look for installed source when installed from CD ROM.
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Only way is to create a wrapper and copy msi and cab to PC and install from there, also would be a good idea to give user an option if they want to cache files..
At my account we create a network image with all files compressed then set the Cache installation on local machine to on and set the directory to [WindowsFolder]Cache. The setup.exe then extracts it's file to a sub-directory based on the GUID of the installation and runs the install from that location so it's automatically included in the SourceFiles path property. This cached location includes the msi with a compressed files and registry settings streamed within the file.

Hope this helps,