This is a set of dependency modules for Setup Factory, and it can be used if you need to deploy SQL Server 2014 Express Edition (Database Only), 32 or 64-bit, on your client's computer.
SQL Server 2014 Express installer needs the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, as well as Windows Installer 4.5. It also requires PowerShell 2.0, which is part of recent operating systems, but may be needed for ancient computers. SQL Server 2014 Express also requires the .NET Framework 4, but this is included in the installer, and deployed if not already available.
The installers for SQL Server 2014 Express Edition (Database Only) provided by Microsoft are broken, and won't allow an unattended installation. For this reason, custom built installers for this edition of SQL Server can be downloaded as part of this dependency module package.
When you wish to create or derive a new MSI Factory project from an existing project, you can use this utility to generate new GUIDs, so you won't cause Windows Installer compatibility issues when both projects - the original and the new - are deployed on the same target computer.
Sample progress of the utility
Unlike AutoPlay Media Studio, Setup Factory does not come with a script explorer tool. In order to still quickly locate where a certain variable is defined or used, where a function is called, or to perform a quick refactoring of an existing project without resorting to a text editor for searching in a huge XML document, SUF Script Explorer was developed.
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