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A Windows Installer Transform (.mst) contains a set of alterations to a Windows installer package (.msi). In order to correctly view the changes a transform makes, the .msi package that served as the 'original' should be used as the base ...
Blog Entry by WiseUser | 25 Oct 2007 | 4 comments
If you are not comfortable using the self reg table in Wise for registering DLLs, here's a WiseScript that can register the set of DLLs in the application. Better yet, the WiseScript can be used in a custom action. Please find attached the ...
Download by WiseUser | 24 Oct 2007 | 3 comments
DirectX has been included on several different releases of programs, drivers, and games. I'm always looking for a definitive list of versions numbers. Below is a listing of each of the DirectX versions and their associated versions. Version ...
Blog Entry by WiseUser | 24 Oct 2007 | 1 comment
Installer 4.0, the latest version of the Windows Installer Service was released with Windows Vista. Most of the enhancements in MSI 4.0 are in relation to features found in Windows Vista or Longhorn, e.g. the integration with Restart Manager, ability to ...
Article by R-Vijay | 24 Oct 2007 | 2 comments
Here's a nifty tool I found that makes working with MSIs a real joy.... Exaggeration? maybe, but this tool's sweet (and free). A common use MSIDiff is to automate changes you wish to apply over and over again to MSIs produced by other ...
Blog Entry by WiseUser | 23 Oct 2007 | 0 comments
In questo articolo viene descritto un intelligente tool che ho trovato che rende lavorare con file MSI una vera gioia .... Esagerazione? forse , ma questo è un tool davvero eccellente (e gratuito). Un uso comune di MSIDiff è di automatizzare le ...
Blog Entry by riva11 | 23 Oct 2007 | 0 comments
Uninstallation for the Installshield applications sometimes use rundll32.exe. Here are some of the different silent uninstallation cmd lines that I've come across: RunDll32 ...
Blog Entry by WiseUser | 23 Oct 2007 | 2 comments
Patches are usually updates for an application. A patch can contain few files with newer versions and executable which needs to be applied to an application. Patching an application can be done through any of the ways mentioned below. Installing the ...
Article by R-Vijay | 22 Oct 2007 | 2 comments
If you have to install a .cer certificate with an msi installation, here's a great tip that points out several points you need to be aware of. http://www.appdeploy.com/tips/detail.asp?id=96 (Endpoint Management, Endpoint Management ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 22 Oct 2007 | 0 comments
If your application requires installation of components such as files or registry keys on a per-user basis, but your application has no advertised entry points or other triggers to initiate the installation process, then Active Setup is the solution. ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 22 Oct 2007 | 11 comments