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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
Source Resiliency: Applications that rely on network resources for installation-on-demand are susceptible to source failures if the source location should change for any reason or become damaged. The Microsoft® Windows® Installer provides source ...
Blog Entry by WiseUser | 03 Oct 2007 | 3 comments
Here's a nice tip that explains the advantages (and disadvantages) of two capture mechanisms and how to use them both to create the best possible installation packages. SmartMonitor This Setup Capture mechanism monitors and records the ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 03 Oct 2007 | 0 comments
Components are collections of resources that are always installed or removed as a unit from a user's system. A resource can be a file, registry key, shortcut, or anything else that may be installed. Every component is assigned a unique ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 02 Oct 2007 | 1 comment
A number of MSIExec processes can be running during an installation. The reason for this is that Windows Installer uses a client-server model for performing installations. Additionally for security reasons, Windows Installer hosts DLL and script custom ...
Blog Entry by WiseUser | 02 Oct 2007 | 2 comments