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.idt file

Exported installer database table. For more information, see Importing and Exporting and Windows Installer File Extensions.

Import Address table (IAT)

Where the computed virtual address is saved from each function imported from all DLLs.

internal user interface

Built-in capabilities of the installer that can be used to author a graphical UI for installation. An author may choose an external user interface. For more information, see About the User Interface.

install level

Specified installation value. An application is installed only if its own level is less than or equal to the install level. The set of applications chosen for installation can therefore be changed by altering the install level. For more information, see Feature Table.

installation-on-demand

Service that installs applications or features as requested by the user or another application. Advertising makes a feature or application available for install-on-demand installation. For more information, see: Installation-on-Demand.

installation context

The combination of installation rights and installation types produces three different installation contexts: per-user non-managed, per-user managed, and per-machine managed. There is no such thing as per-machine non-managed.

installer

The Windows Installer.

installer database

Relational database containing setup instructions for an installation. The installer database is stored in the .msi file. For more information, see Installer Database.

installer function

Called by a user or application to obtain installer services and functionality. This is the application programming interface of the installer. For information, see Installer Function Reference.

installer package authoring tool

Software that enables a developer to create and edit an .msi file. This together with any external source files comprise a package containing all the information required for an installation.

internal source files

Stored in the .msi file. Multiple internal source files can be compressed and stored together in a cabinet file that is stored within an .msi file.

 

 

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