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I never found anything that I liked that was both free and less of a pain than visual studio setup projects, especially when you get into more complex deployment scenarios. So if some of these other tools that have been suggested don't work out for you, here are some links to help you with the VS setup projects.

Custom Actions to facilitate more complex installation tasks/scenarios:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/d9k65z2d(v=vs.100).aspx[^]

Another thing that really helps in understanding the MSI's and fix any lingering issues is a tool delivered with the Microsoft SDK called Orca. This tool lets you view and manipulate MSI databases (helpful when you get into x86 and x64 mixing in the same setup):
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255905[^]

Also, if you have dependencies that need to be checked/installed prior to setup, you'll need to create a bootstrap manifest with this tool:
http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/bmg[^]
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms165429.aspx[^]
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