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
(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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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