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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
You can use the Windows Installer to detect missing components or files and then reinstall features containing the missing components. Because the installer installs features, and not components, it must first resolve to which component a ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 02 Oct 2007 | 1 comment
The SelfReg table contains information about modules that need to be self registered. The installer calls the DllRegisterServer function during installation of the module; it calls DllUnregisterServer during Uninstallation of the module. The installer ...
Article by R-Vijay | 01 Oct 2007 | 4 comments
Here are the command line options that can be used for advertising a product. /j [u|m]Package - Advertises a product. This option ignores any property values entered on the command line. [u|m]Package /t Transform List u - ...
Blog Entry by WiseUser | 01 Oct 2007 | 0 comments
Stumped by whether an upgrade actually succeeded or not? You can check the upgrade success status by using the msi log file. Read on to learn a couple of techniques. 1. UPGRADINGPRODUCTCODE Property in the Log File The ...
Blog Entry by WiseUser | 27 Sep 2007 | 0 comments
Resource Conflict management is the process of minimizing potential software packaging conflicts that can occur and cause workstation crashes, client frustration and significant downtime for the business unit. This presentation sheds ...
Article by WiseUser | 26 Sep 2007 | 8 comments
Hi All, This is a microsoft MSDN extract, I have still posted it because many of us do not follow these rules while packaging .NET applications. Hope it is useful. The Installer can install, remove and update Win32 and .NET assemblies, ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 26 Sep 2007 | 0 comments
Scenario : The MSI has different settings for different regions \ groups \ units. Recommendation : Create one base MSI file and create a transform (.mst )for the region \ group specific installation. Problem : The command line ...
Blog Entry by WiseUser | 26 Sep 2007 | 3 comments