Do you support installation of side-by-side assemblies?

asked 13 Sep '11, 06:47

Jake's gravatar image

Jake ♦♦
accept rate: 98%

Recent versions of Windows allow multiple versions of DLLs to coexist, under the prefix %winddir%\WinSxS. Installation of side-by-side assemblies is commonly required when bundling Microsoft redistributables, for example newer C++ runtime libraries. These are usually provided as Windows Installer Merge Modules (msm) and there is not an alternate way of programmatically placing the assemblies in the WinSxS directory. The solution is to install the redistributable by invoking msiexec at the end of the installation. This require a msi, not a msm file. You can convert them using free tools like msm2msi


answered 13 Sep '11, 06:48

Jake's gravatar image

Jake ♦♦
accept rate: 98%

Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text]( "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported



Asked: 13 Sep '11, 06:47

Seen: 901 times

Last updated: 15 Sep '11, 09:59