th ratherSimple question (wi hard to find answer though)

EFileTahi-A

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Simple question (with a rather hard to find answer though)

Which versions of Visual Studio 2010 has the ability to deploy .MSI setups?

I know the Express version is unable to and it seems the professional edition is also unable (as it Deploy and Setup project category is empty).

Thank you (with some urgency).
 
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EFileTahi-A

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That's where it should be. You could be looking at a "Trial Version" limitation. Does anything state what the limitations of the Trial software are?

"This Trial Edition is fully functional but will expire after 90 days. This trial software is not supported by Customer Services and Support (CSS)"

This is the only limitation I read.

So either there is something wrong with the demo or VS 2010 Professional version left out the MSI deployment feature...
 

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I just read this:

"Caution note Caution

Future versions of Visual Studio will not include the Visual Studio Installer project templates. To preserve existing customer investments in Visual Studio Installer projects, Microsoft will continue to support the Visual Studio Installer projects that shipped with Visual Studio 2010 per the product life-cycle strategy. For more information, see Expanded Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy for Business & Development Products."

Now everything is explained... In case anyone was still wondering, well, wonder no more.
 
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