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You've heard the adage that "timing is everything". With application packaging, timing (or the sequence of events) really is everything. If you're having trouble with a package the problem might be related to conflicts caused by ...
Blog Entry by WiseUser | 02 Nov 2007 | 1 comment
Software packages should not automatically repair data (local- or server-based data) on launch. Such an automatic repair could overwrite data changes made by the user. Therefore, components in the MSI that include data files (e.g. Access MDBs) will not ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 01 Nov 2007 | 5 comments
In .NET, when an application is compiled, the output of the compilation produces what is known as an Assembly. Two types of assemblies can be produced by the compilation procedure. One is the executable file (*.exe) and the other is a dynamic link ...
Article by R-Vijay | 01 Nov 2007 | 7 comments
Merge modules provide a standard method by which developers deliver shared Windows Installer components and setup logic to their applications. Merge modules are used to deliver shared code, files, resources, registry entries, and setup logic to ...
Blog Entry by WiseUser | 01 Nov 2007 | 0 comments
A corrupt file will not trigger Windows Installer to perform a self-repair. This is because the Windows Installer checks only for file existence when checking a component that uses a file for its keypath. Read on to learn more. Although a corrupted ...
Blog Entry by WiseUser | 31 Oct 2007 | 0 comments
With Microsoft Windows Installer, an application's entry points play a major role in installing advertised features and initiating the self repair of an application. When a user uses an entry point to launch an .MSI-based application, Windows ...
Blog Entry by WiseUser | 31 Oct 2007 | 0 comments
A nested installation is a type of Custom Action that installs or removes another .msi package (sometimes called the child MSI) from within a running installation (called the parent MSI). Properties of Nested Installs Nested installations do ...
Article by R-Vijay | 30 Oct 2007 | 8 comments
Here are a couple of approaches that'll keep that pesky Windows Installer away from files you don't want uninstalled when an uninstall script is run. Hope you find this info useful. To modify the Component Table, follow these steps: ...
Blog Entry by WiseUser | 30 Oct 2007 | 6 comments
Here's some reference information about the registry hives. (I like to keep lists like this close, because I never know when I need them.) Hopefully this info will be as helpful to you as it has been to me. HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT - This branch ...
Article by WiseUser | 29 Oct 2007 | 5 comments
WiseCOMReg is a tool to find out the registry keys of individual components so that one can specifically remove these from the WSE or REG file which is included with Wise Installer. Further, this is a command-line tool and should probably be copied ...
Article by R-Vijay | 26 Oct 2007 | 0 comments