[wix-users] VC Runtime: Merge Module vs Original installer

David Watson dwatson at sdl.com
Wed Aug 30 03:15:02 PDT 2017

Merge modules become part of your msi so you own the updating of them.

So ideally Third party prerequisites should be taken if available and added to your bootstrapper.

This is so that if critical security fixes are released by the vendor your end users are not waiting for you to make a release/patch they can just take the latest redist installer. 

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-----Original Message-----
From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Rod Widdowson
Sent: 30 August 2017 09:22
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Subject: Re: [wix-users] VC Runtime: Merge Module vs Original installer

> The .exe's a bundle and can install ucrt. A merge module can't.

OK thanks, sigh.  I'll not even ask what's so special about that file, I've learnt not to :-)

Of course it doesn't install ucrtbased.dll either which makes a mockery of distributing debug-able executables, but I can live with that.

Thanks again

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