[wix-users] Possible for dynamic DownloadUrl in WiX Bootstrapper

Wheeler, Blaine (DSHS/DCS) BWheeler at dshs.wa.gov
Thu Jun 22 08:17:15 PDT 2017

Content will be output relative to the bundle exe and it all has to be on the site since it depends on relative paths.


 <MsiPackage Id="myinstall"
	DisplayName="My Package"

Compressed=No - keeps the source out of the bundle
Name=......  Creates the folder under where your bundle is and puts the package in it.

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From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Barker, Joseph
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Subject: [wix-users] Possible for dynamic DownloadUrl in WiX Bootstrapper

I don't know if what I'm wanting is possible, but I'd love to find out.

I'm converting an old ClickOnce bootstrapper to WiX bootstrapper first off.

My users will be connecting to IIS servers (different for different users) and downloading the Setup.exe created from building.

I would like to know if there is a way to not include all my prerequisite packages in the Setup.exe download (to keep the file size small) and have the installer return to the server that the Setup.exe was acquired from to download the prerequisites as needed.

If I had one IIS server this would be simple, you would just hardcode the http link to the IIS server and let it download like it was downloading from the internet. However I can't hardcode a path because there are different servers for different people.

This seemed to work fine with ClickOnce I just don't know how to make it work with WiX.
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