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Best Practices

The following are what in my opinion are the best pactices to follow:

  1. Options and Configuration Header Files
  2. Supporting Directories
  3. Don't change the .MM Script!
  4. Patches and Non-Major Updates can be dangerous!
  5. File Source Locations
  6. Don't change or place files into MAKEMSI Directories
  7. Don't ignore or completely turn off Validation Messages
  8. Create and Use Macros!


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Microsoft awarded me an MVP (Most Valuable Professional award) in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 for the Windows SDK (Windows Installer) area.