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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
The MSI format lets you easily modify or customize the software install by creating a transform. An MSI transform is a file (.mst) that describes how WIS (Windows Installer Service) should install an MSI package. The four types of Windows Installer ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 08 Oct 2007 | 6 comments
When you are logged on as a standard user and you run a Microsoft Installer (MSI) package, you may receive error messages similar to the following: 1913, Could not update the file... Verify that the file exists and that you we access it. 1321 The ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 05 Oct 2007 | 0 comments
If your application uses special file extensions, you might want to register them so that the application gets started when the icon associated with the file gets double-clicked. There are special tables for this in the MSI structure (Extension and ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 05 Oct 2007 | 0 comments
Here are a few questions (and their answers) about some obvious and some obscure Wise Package Studio functionality -- just to make sure you're keeping up with your homework. There will be a test at the end of the semester so read up ;) Which ...
Blog Entry by WiseUser | 05 Oct 2007 | 1 comment
Here's a very nice piece on the how's and why's behind validating your installation packages. Dive into the deep end and get a good fast overview of validation and how to get the most out of it. What is Validation? ...
Article by R-Vijay | 04 Oct 2007 | 4 comments
When an installation fails, it may be because of the Custom Action(s) it contains. Here's how to examine the MSI logs to troubleshoot the problem. Generate the MSI log and search for RETURN VALUE 3. This will help you identify and solve the ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 04 Oct 2007 | 0 comments
Here are the steps I followed to create an .EXE which contains MSI and MST. Hopefully this will help other application packagers faced with the same challenge. Launch WPS In Tools, double click on Windows Installer Editor. Double click on ...
Blog Entry by ropree | 04 Oct 2007 | 2 comments
Concurrent Installations, also called Nested Installations, install another Windows Installer package during a currently running installation. The use of concurrent installations is not a good practice because they are difficult for customers to ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 04 Oct 2007 | 0 comments
Application Isolation is the process which ensures that the packages that we create won't interfere with each other by scanning them to determine if they are using only local resources and DLLs. Isolating an application with its ...
Article by R-Vijay | 03 Oct 2007 | 6 comments