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kaneohe
Level 6

directory structure wrong after install

Project Type: InstallScript MSI

I've been playing around with trying to deploy our help files with a .msi installer (no Setup.exe). However, no matter what I do the directory structure is wrong after deployment. I have one component with two statically linked files and the rest are dynamically linked. The source structure looks like this:

Content/
Data/
Skins/
Show.aspx
Show.aspx.cs


When deployed, the directories are laid out:

Content/Data/Skins/
Show.aspx
Show.aspx.cs


Has anyone else seen this behavior before? When I use a Setup.exe the files are laid out just fine.

I'd like to launch this help installer as a Chained MSI but I can't do that if the MSI will be deploying the files incorrectly.
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kaneohe
Level 6

Am I the only one who has experienced this with a dynamic file link in a pure MSI package? Seems like a flaw in MSI or in the InstallShield interface. I can't fathom that every pure MSI package out there (created from InstallShield, of course) manually names each file in a component.
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