Hi, I know that I can easily include the VS redistributables in my installer by using the core prerequisites feature and the Redistributable Manager. However, we are trying to reduce our download size. The VS 2008 redistributables package is currently 1.8 MB, but the components we use in this package represent less than half this size.

MSDN talks about "merge modules" as a way to deploy subsets of this package. Is something like this doable with SetupBuilder 6?

I also tried to deploy the components we need as private assemblies (i.e. installed in the app folder). The problem is that we have a few subfolders with dll's, and I found that I need to copy the c runtime private assembly into every subfolder that has a dll. I hesitate to have such duplication.

Does anyone have any idea how this can be done cleanly?