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is it possible to create a single installer for both 32 & 64Bit installer?

Hi,

Is it possible to create a common installer for 32Bit & 64Bit environments? if yes, will it increase the size of release media? Is it possible to do this in Basic MSI project?
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Flexera MichaelU
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Re: is it possible to create a single installer for both 32 & 64Bit installer?

A 32-bit Windows Installer installation can successfully install on 64-bit systems, but only to 32-bit locations. If you need to support 64-bit locations and 32-bit systems, you either need multiple Windows Installer packages (see Heath Stewart's blog posting on that), or you need to use an alternate technology (such as InstallScript with conditional code).
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Re: is it possible to create a single installer for both 32 & 64Bit installer?

Hi MichaelU,

Thanks for your replay. Can you give any links for verification regarding to my question?
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Flexera MichaelU
Flexera

Re: is it possible to create a single installer for both 32 & 64Bit installer?

I'm not sure I understand your followup question. The blog post I referred to should be high in the results for this search: http://www.google.com/search?q=heath+stewart+multiple+packages

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alegerlotz
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Re: is it possible to create a single installer for both 32 & 64Bit installer?

You can, of course, use a single Basic MSI Project to generate the separate 32-bit and 64-bit packages using Release Flags to include/exclude features as appropriate for the particular platforms.
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MattQVI
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Re: is it possible to create a single installer for both 32 & 64Bit installer?

alegerlotz wrote:
You can, of course, use a single Basic MSI Project to generate the separate 32-bit and 64-bit packages using Release Flags to include/exclude features as appropriate for the particular platforms.


I am doing this in my basic MSI installer package but still get the build error -5008, "Intel64 or AMD64 must be specified in the template of the Summary Stream" when I try to build the 64-bit version of the install. Thoughts? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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