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Please see the information below if you have an issue trying to get certain 'other' tables to import into Wise Package Studio's software Manager. I wish I had read a tip like this before spending considerable time trying to find out what ...
Blog Entry by Richard Jeffrey | 02 Jan 2008 | 1 comment
When using certain Wise Package Studio tools, sometimes the resulting MSI file may not have a product name. When you try to install the resulting MSI file, you get a Windows Installer Error Message 2503 or 2502 and the MSI does not install. To ...
Blog Entry by Richard Jeffrey | 27 Dec 2007 | 0 comments
Wise Web Capture, which runs from a browser, lets you capture installations on a clean machine without installing any additional software. The snapshot method is the same as the snapshot method used by SetupCapture, leveraging a before and ...
Article by Richard Jeffrey | 26 Dec 2007 | 1 comment
Unwanted IOD activity can cause support calls and/or trouble when locked down end users, who generally don't trigger self healing, start seeing confusing Windows Installer dialogs. The dialogs can reference a totally different software ...
Blog Entry by Richard Jeffrey | 20 Dec 2007 | 0 comments
Hi all, Here's a great reference if you want/need to learn some Windows Installer concepts and best practices. This document is very useful to individuals who are starting to do application packaging using Wise Package Studio. ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 17 Dec 2007 | 0 comments
Since there is no tool provided with Wise Package Studio for embedding transforms in an MSI file, you can use a Windows Installer VBS to add a transform or nested database as a substorage. This process also demonstrates the use of the database _Storages ...
Blog Entry by Richard Jeffrey | 12 Dec 2007 | 0 comments
Using Wisecomcapture is always the best option to use when registering a DLL. See this article for some background. But, if there is a case when the DLL doesn't exist in the package and there is a necessity to register a file manually, this ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 10 Dec 2007 | 11 comments
Windows Installer provides a special property that controls the application of versioning rules to installation files. Setting the property REINSTALLMODE to various values affects how Windows Installer decides which files to replace and which to ignore ...
Blog Entry by WiseUser | 07 Dec 2007 | 3 comments
The internal version number for Windows Vista is 6.0. The GetVersion function returns this version number. The problem is, some applications will return a higher version number. This means trouble. Learn how to steer clear, here. Symptoms of OS ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 07 Dec 2007 | 0 comments
In Wise Package Studio there is a file section where the packager should be aware of "Controlling File Versioning Settings" when they place files in the package. There may be a situation where the user wants to overwrite a file or just ignore ...
Blog Entry by WiseUser | 06 Dec 2007 | 1 comment