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As an initiative to increase system stability, predictability and reliability, Windows Resource Protection (WRP) is designed to protect a Windows system in a read-only state. This will affect specific files, folders, and registry keys. Updates to ...
Article by R-Vijay | 18 Oct 2007 | 2 comments
"LUA" is an acronym that variously refers to "Limited User Account", "Least-privileged User Account". A "LUA bug," refers to an application or a feature of an application, that works correctly when ...
Article by R-Vijay | 17 Oct 2007 | 0 comments
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 | 16 Oct 2007 | 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 | 11 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