3 Replies Latest reply on May 28, 2009 12:19 PM by zman

    Cached Installer Files

    Apprentice

      I am in the process of creating a new version of our standard XP Ghost image, this is mainly to update it to SP3 and also to include all subsequent patches.  I have noticed however that the image has grown by about 40% and would like to trim it as far as possible.

       

      The Windows Installer cache (C:\Windows\Installer) contains over 100Mb of .msi and .msp files.  As this is a clean, base image with no applications installed, is it safe to clean up some/all of the contents of this directory?  I have found references to MSIZAP (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;290301) which imply that it can be done.  Is this is good idea?  If so, which parameters should I use?

       

      Thanks,

       

      Stephen.