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This is just a Heads-up..!! Hey Folks, I am writing a series of posts on Windows Installer FAQs. Do let me know your thoughts and feedback. http://www.msigeek.com/615/windows-installer-faq-part-4 Also, it.. would be great, if you write ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 14 Jul 2009 | 0 comments
Hi Folks, I have made a 12 minutes long video, which explains the File/Registry Virtualization Phenomenon, its limitation and benefits along with a small demo.I have also attached the executable which i have used in this video. You can try the same ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 05 May 2009 | 5 comments
Hi Guys, I have made a 10 minutes video explaining the basics of UAC and its improvements w.r.t Windows 7. Find the link below for more information, http://www.msigeek.com/324/video-user-account-control-basics-and-windows-7-improvements ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 27 Apr 2009 | 2 comments
The product code is a Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) that is the principal identification for an application or product. GUIDs are 128-bit values that are generated using an algorithm defined by the Open Systems Foundation to guarantee uniqueness ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 14 Apr 2009 | 2 comments
While both deferred and immediate custom actions can run in the context of the user initiating the installation, only deferred custom actions can run elevated using the system context. Deferred custom actions can only be sequenced between the ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 13 Apr 2009 | 0 comments
Currently Windows Installer does not provide a mechanism for installing multiple packages in a single transaction. If one or more of the packages do not install as expected in the chained installation, the transaction script will just try to un-install ...
Article by R-Vijay | 25 Mar 2009 | 2 comments
The most common method of ensuring applications remain highly available is through Windows Installer file associations. This mechanism operates very much the same way as Windows Installer shortcuts, but instead of directly linking to an ...
Article by R-Vijay | 19 Feb 2009 | 2 comments
Windows Installer version 5.0 is included in Windows 7 Beta. The MSDN documentation section has been updated accordingly and available for online viewing. The most significant properties being. MSIFASTINSTALL This property can be ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 13 Feb 2009 | 1 comment
Here are some component guidelines which you need to follow in your application MSI. This will solve many issues like installation fix and automatic package repairs. Always remember, HKLM + HKCU in same component are not ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 11 Nov 2008 | 0 comments
When an administrator user logs on to a Windows Vista computer, two access tokens are created: a filtered standard user access token, and a full administrator access token. Instead of launching the desktop (Explorer.exe) with the ...
Article by R-Vijay | 21 Aug 2008 | 0 comments