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Error 1720 is a generic Windows Installer error message which you get when there is a problem with a custom action script in the package. To troubleshoot this error: Finish the install and look in the application log in the eventviewer. The ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 03 Dec 2007 | 2 comments
If the application does not work after the install, there could be several possible reasons for this. I've tried to outline a few of the troubleshooting steps I take when I run into these types of errors. Read on to learn more. The application ...
Article by R-Vijay | 03 Dec 2007 | 2 comments
Wise Package Studio ships with some very cool functionality that allows you to find differences in msi, mst, msm, wsi, and wsm file types. This spendid feature can be very handy when troubleshooting. I've done some testing of my ...
Blog Entry by WiseUser | 26 Nov 2007 | 2 comments
Here's how to use the Patch Creation tool in Wise for Windows Installer Professional, Wise for Visual Studio .NET, and Wise Package Studio to create a patch (.MSP) to update a Windows Installer (.MSI) installation. Prepare for ...
Article by WiseUser | 23 Nov 2007 | 3 comments
Wise Installation System supports five built-in languages (English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian). You can create installation packages in other languages supported by Wise that are not translated by default. This article provides ...
Article by WiseUser | 19 Nov 2007 | 1 comment
Merge Modules are a new feature provided by the Windows Installer MSI technology which enables the encapsulation of a component or set of related components and their resources, and the subsequent "merging" of this module with install packages ...
Article by R-Vijay | 16 Nov 2007 | 0 comments
Microsoft introduced the Program Compatibility Assistant (PCA) in Vista. PCA replaces the Program Compatibility wizard in the Help and Support as well as in the Compatibility tab of an executable's file properties in Windows XP. PCA is designed to ...
Article by R-Vijay | 15 Nov 2007 | 1 comment
Self-healing is the ability of Windows Installer to detect and repair any critical resources that are required for the user to successfully launch and use the application. Every resource of a package is not checked during self-healing. Because ...
Article by R-Vijay | 14 Nov 2007 | 5 comments
This tip will (hopefully) shine some light on the concept of performing a "Gap Capture". Let's start with a simple equation: GAP CAPTURE = SOURCE APPLICATION - CAPTURED MSI. So, basically, a Gap Capture is the difference between ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 13 Nov 2007 | 5 comments
If a file that should have been removed from the user's computer remains installed after running an uninstall, the installer may not be removing the component containing the file for one or more of the following reasons: The ...
Blog Entry by R-Vijay | 12 Nov 2007 | 7 comments