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Deepanshu | 10 Feb 2009 | 2 comments

Runtime Error 339: Component or its dependencies not properly registered.

Check if the package is working fine when logged in into the same system using admin ID and password. If it works that means it's a permission issue which you need to resolve using filemon and regmon.

You can try to register that dll also using regsvr32... sometimes this also resolve the issue.


MaggieH | 27 Jan 2009 | 0 comments

These keys hold all the information of all Windows Installer products and components that are installed on your workstation.

  • [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer]
  • [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Installer]
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer]
ALLUSER Value Install Type Registry Location
0 Per User HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-21-xxxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxx-xxx
1 Per Machine HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18
2 Per user or machine (this depends what users rights the installing user has) ...
Eshwar | 08 Jan 2009 | 0 comments

During an installation, you might want to remove existing files from the destination machine. One reason to do this is to save disk space. Another reason is to avoid possible file conflicts between a previous installation and a new installation. This clean up helps prevent errors during installation.

To set up your installation to remove an existing file (such as c:\Program Files\myfile.txt) from the destination machine, follow these steps:

Create or open an installation in Wise for Windows Installer (e.g. WinZip.wsi)

  1. Go to the Components tab in Setup Editor.
  2. Add an empty component by right-clicking the Components icon and selecting New > Component
  3. In the Component Details dialog box, enter a name, such as ABC, in the Component field.
  4. Leave the remaining fields set to...
Eshwar | 08 Jan 2009 | 0 comments

The following steps will assist you in reading a registry value to a property.

  1. Select Installation Expert --> Target System --> System Search page, click on the Add button and select Registry
  2. In the Read Registry Value dialog box, enter the name of the Property you wish to set


MaggieH | 07 Jan 2009 | 0 comments

In addition to ErikW's article: Wise Package Studio, Part 11: Testing Our Packages I am attaching two examples that I created which can be used as 'sign off' documents of tested Application(s).

The UAT (User Acceptance Testing) form is to be filled out by the user who test the application. This is to make sure the user doesn't forget to test anything. He/She can sign off of the steps.

The QA/Peer review form is to be filled out by a fellow packager. We are all human, therefor we make mistakes or maybe there is something we did or didn't do and didn't know. Your fellow packager can point this out to you and you'll keep learning and to assure the packages that are going to be deployed are stable.

There are many more options that can be added to these forms, depending on company...

Sidd | 18 Dec 2008 | 0 comments

This document provides information about the Office 2007 System Group Policy settings from Administrative Template (ADM) files and Office Customization Tool OPA files.


MaggieH | 16 Dec 2008 | 0 comments

New to packaging? Want to know more?

Check out these great training videos.

Windows Installer

  • Repackaging Best Practices

    This video presentation explains several best practices pertaining to repackaging, very helpful regardless of the software you use.

  • Dealing with InstallScript for Administrators

    Covers the issues surrounding InstallShield's InstallScript and how it can affect deployment scenarios along with three demos showing ways to deal with the problem.

  • Determining Transform (MST) File Contents
  • Discusses Windows Installer Transforms (MST) and how you can determine the contents of a MST using popular tools like AdminStudio, Package Studio and ORCA.
  • Windows Installer AppSearch

    Covers AppSearch - including how to show the value of...

MaggieH | 15 Dec 2008 | 15 comments

Thinking about getting certified in WPS and wonder what you need to know to pass the exam?

Find useful information right here:

It covers:

  • Exam Overview
    • Preparing for an Exam
    • Additional Study Aids
    • Practice Exams
  • Exam Topics
    • Wise Package Studio Topics
    • Repackaging Methodologies
    • MSI Technology
  • Exam Preparation Checklist.

Good luck when doing the exam!


networkchic | 15 Dec 2008 | 4 comments

We've created a package audit form which must be filled out for each package. The packager submits the package for auditing after a unit test is successful by the Application Owner.

This form was created with Adobe LiveCycle Designer.

License: AJSL
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Sidd | 08 Dec 2008 | 0 comments

Follow the links below to download the Windows Installer 4.5 help file from (SDK) and Windows Installer 4.5 Software Development Kit(SDK). Both are essential for packaging.

Windows Installer 4.5 Software Development Kit is available for download at

This Windows Installer SDK release contains updates to tools, utilities, samples, and documentation for Windows Installer 4.5.

Windows Installer 4.5 is available for download at