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VS2005 deployment project: installer problems

I have a deployment project that was originally created in VS2003.
Since I don't have VS2003, I now open it in VS2005, but then of course VS2005 has to convert it.
Everything seems to work fine. I build the project and an installer.msi - file as well as a setup.exe - file is created.

Now to the problem: double-clicking the setup.exe doesn't work! It gives me the error "An error occured while downloading a required file. You may retry downloading the file or cancel setup." <Try again><Cancel>
And looking at the detailed error description it says "An error occured trying to download './installer.msi'.
See the setup log file located at ....
I looked at that log file also, but it doesn't give me any other info than that the installer.msi could not be downloaded.

Does anybody know anything about this?
Double clicking the generated installer.msi -file starts the setup. It seems to me somehow the conversion between VS2003 to VS2005-format makes setup.exe not finding the installer.msi - file.
Is this maybe even a VS2005 bug? Or does anybody know how to fix it?

Would really appreciate any kind of thoughts and ideas!
Oct 25 '07 #1
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(Almost becoming a habit now, posting something here and then later finding out the solution myself..)

In this case it was the project property "Installation URL" which was set to ".\" That made the setup.exe file not finding the installer.msi file, because when I cleared that field, everything worked like it's supposed to!
Oct 26 '07 #2

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