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What is the difference between customizing an installation through the use of command-line parameters and the application of transforms? Get your answers (right here) while they're hot. The main difference between these two types of ...
Blog Entry by WiseUser | 17 Oct 2007 | 0 comments
Here are a few tips I picked up from Microsoft about how to "color inside the lines" when using any tool (including Wise Package Studio) to create an MSI. Hope these help. Match components in previous versions of the MSI: Keypath ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 11 Mar 2009 | 2 comments
As a matter of best practices, we have a standard way to increment version numbers and codes based on the extent of the upgrade. I thought this might be useful to others in the community who are faced with similar challanges. As always, these worked for ...
Blog Entry by WiseUser | 16 Oct 2007 | 0 comments
Here's a quick step-by-step that walks you through the process necessary to set up your packaging system so it creates packages (all packages) with elevated privileges. Start a registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe). Navigate to: ...
Blog Entry by WiseUser | 16 Oct 2007 | 0 comments
MSIZAP: A cool little utility that removes the MSI meta data from your computer. Us it when (for some reason) uninstall is broken and won't freakin' do it's job ... uninstall. Actually, msizap does NOT remove any of ...
Blog Entry by WiseUser | 15 Oct 2007 | 3 comments
This error message is displayed by the Microsoft Windows Installer engine and is a general error code that indicates a problem occurred during the installation. Read on to learn how to sidestep this speed bump. The following is a ...
Article by R-Vijay | 15 Oct 2007 | 10 comments
Here's a command you can use to assign permissions to a registry key. You can write this action using VBScript or WiseScript. As this script needs admin privileges to work, run this action in system context in deffered execution. SetACL.exe -on ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 15 Oct 2007 | 3 comments
Here's a quick primer designed to help you get your head around the UI options in Wise Package Studio. These options can help you pull off installs that range from showing the user the entire installation process to hiding it all and ...
Blog Entry by WiseUser | 15 Oct 2007 | 0 comments
Under User Account Control, Windows Vista restricts portions of the Windows file system and registry. UAC also restricts write operations during normal operation (i.e., standard user mode). For example, applications no longer have unlimited ...
Article by R-Vijay | 12 Oct 2007 | 13 comments
If your Windows Installer package contains more than 32767 files, you must change the schema of the database to increase the limit of the following columns: the Sequence column of the File table, the LastSequence column of the Media table, and the ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 09 Oct 2007 | 5 comments