I have been working on a deployment package for my distributed application for sometime. My application includes a SQL Database and two virtual directorys. I cannot figure out how to properly setup my SQL Database during installation. I used the Dwarmish 7.0 example and I was amazed. The setup is smooth and it is flawless. I dont think it uses custom actions because custom actions are invoked at the end of the setup and in that setup file you can see each of the items install one at a time. In the setup file I have created I install the database through a custom action and it times out 1/3 of the time. If anyone has any insight or a sample deployment project that I could take a look at it would be greatly appreciated. In addition if anyone knows of a deployment IRC channel that could be helpful or any sites with relevant information please let me know.