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Visual Studio Installer projects deprecated (Setup and Deployment Projects)
According to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee721500.aspx, "future versions of Visual Studio will not include the Visual Studio Installer project templates.". You should review that page and learn about WIX and, if it seems relevant to your project, Installshield. If you rely on the Visual Studio Installer project templates listed on this page, you will need to recreate the deployment if
Last modified by Concrete Gannet on 9/11/2010 7:26:00 AM
MsiApplicationInstallable (InstallableItem.IsInstallableApplicabilityRule Property (Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration))
Does anyone know what this actually does when checking to see if an msi is 'installable'All the schema says is that it uses the Microsoft Installer metadata. which metadata? does it look at the condition table?
Last modified by George Cran on 4/13/2010 9:33:57 PM
Tags:  msi  sdp  updateauthoring  wsus
Tips on inner joins (SQL Syntax (Windows))
Inner joins can be achieved by specifying each table in the FROM clause separated by commas, then using a WHERE clause similar to the example above.Example:SELECT `Component`.`Component` FROM `Component`,`File` WHERE `File`.`File`=`Component`.`KeyPath`
Last modified by Vicious1 on 11/30/2009 7:03:34 PM
Tags:  example  msi
Overview of Windows Installer (Overview of Windows Installer (Windows))
The Windows Installer reduces the total cost of ownership (TCO) for your customers by enabling them to efficiently install and configure your products and applications. The installer can also provide your product with new capabilities to advertise features without installing them, to install products on demand, and to add user customizations. The following sections provide a high-level overview o
Last modified by soheilbashiri on 8/24/2011 4:08:00 PM
Tags:  contentbug  installer  msi
Links to Windows Installer 4.5 SDK at Download Centre broken (Windows SDK Components for Windows Installer Developers (Windows))
As at 13th August 2009 all Download Centre links explored so far for the Windows Installer SDK are well and truly broken. All attempt report "We are sorry, the age you requested cannot be found" Have spent the last 2 hours trying to get this software - I only want the orca exe so I can provide and image on a welcome screen. This shouldn't be so painful.  Still broken on August 18th - looking for 
Last modified by Betty Lynn1 on 3/18/2011 3:29:02 PM
Tags:  contentbug  msi
There is a free alternative to InstEd available at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6A35AC14-2626-4846-BB51-DDCE49D6FFB6&displaylang=enIt's the Windows Installer 4.5 Software Development Kit, and includes Orca.exe as well as other tools to work with msi files.
Last modified by JohnWalker2010 on 3/1/2010 11:31:37 AM
Tags:  humorous  msi  msieditor  orca
WiX toolset supports MSI 5.0 (What's New in Windows Installer 5.0 (Windows))
Blog post describing that the WiX toolset now supports new MSI 5.0 features: http://robmensching.com/blog/posts/2009/1/19/WiX-toolset-supports-MSI-5.0
Last modified by Rob Mensching (ex-MSFT) on 1/20/2009 3:42:15 PM
Tags:  msi  wix
ServicePackLevel for Windows Server 2008 is not correct. (Operating System Property Values (Windows))
Windows Server 2008 is a "Vista" system and ships with SP1 already included (the generally available [GA] DVD anyway, prior 'release candidate' [RC] DVDs did not include SP1). The Windows Server 2008 information in this spreadsheet for ServicePackLevel is not correct. On Windows Server 2008 systems created using the generally available (GA) installation DVD, the ServicePackLevel is "1".
Last modified by Colby Ringeisen on 12/15/2008 9:11:45 PM
The Upgrade table description on MSDN (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa372379(VS.85).aspx) states: "VersionMax must be a valid product version as described for the ProductVersion property.". The ProductVersion property description on MSDN (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa370859(VS.85).aspx) states: "The first field is the major version and has a maximum value of 255. The second
Last modified by Colby Ringeisen on 11/7/2008 6:34:39 PM
Tags:  ice61  msi  upgrade  versionmax
The Upgrade table description on MSDN states: "VersionMax must be a valid product version as described for the ProductVersion property.". The ProductVersion property description on MSDN (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa370859(VS.85).aspx) states: "The first field is the major version and has a maximum value of 255. The second field is the minor version and has a maximum value of 255. The
Last modified by Colby Ringeisen on 11/7/2008 6:33:41 PM
Tags:  ice61  msi  upgrade  versionmax
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