This is driving me crazy and it must be simple. I am trying to find the product code so I can author manifests for installing MSDE. How do I find product codes for things I want to install I must be missing something easy. Do we just make them up

For example here is the product code for SqlExpress


Re: ClickOnce and Setup & Deployment Projects How do I Find The Product Code?

David Guyer MSFT

You just make it up!

It needs to be a unique identifier, so that each bootstrapper manifest has a unique ProductCode. This is the Unique ID we use to select, load, build, etc... bootstrapper packages. As you can tell, we've got a bit of a "best practice" product code: