I don't know about creating an MSI directly but I am using the publish.xml file to copy my deployable elements to a deployment folder.
You'll need to find a .net developer who 1) knows what you're talking about (not a given) and 2) will help you configure your projects so that they will produce an MSI.
This post seems to have a lot of information on the subject:
But you will need to configure the project setup xml file so that it produces what you want it to produce and that is a matter of configuring your project in visual studio.
I have a similar problem as Subodh wrote above. I have a windows service project and one setup project on my solution. When I build that setup project, will create MSI package to install my windows service. I want to build my solution and that setup project (.VDPROJ) from Bamboo to produce MSI package as part of continiuos integration. Can I do this just using MSBUILD or I need to install Visual Studio (devenv) in Bamboo server?
The link http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/msbuild/thread/4bf18686-d1d3-47da-a2a0-b0aeaffaff83/ says MSBuild can't build vdproj files.
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