Open Software Description
Microsoft Internet Component Download (MSICD) is a system service for downloading and installing software from Web sites on the Internet and intranets. This section contains a list of articles available for MSICD.
About OSD File Architecture
Open Software Description (OSD) files are used to describe software components, their versions, their underlying structures, and their dependence on other components. This article describes the design and organization of OSD files.Introduction to Open Software Description
This article is an overview of the OSD vocabulary. It presents high-level information about the benefits and usage of OSD.
Elements and Objects
Specifies the location of the file or distribution unit to be installed.DEPENDENCY
Specifies an additional distribution unit that must be present for the software distribution SOFTPKG to function correctly.DISKSIZE
Specifies the configuration required by the current software distribution.IMPLTYPE
Specifies a semicolon-delimited list of RFC1766 language codes used for international distribution.LICENSE
Specifies the operating system the software supports.OSVERSION
Specifies the version of the operating system the software supports.PROCESSOR
Specifies the type of processor the software will run on.SOFTPKG
Obsolete. Defines a software distribution.TITLE
Specifies the string that will appear in the title bar.VM