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# Title Type Cruciality Keywords Description Time (EU) Author
1090 Relative path for SQLite not working with WIX Toolset Stackoverflow Normal SQLite, SQLite Deployment, Runtime, Databases, DBMS, Prerequisite Deployment SQLite properly for both x86 and x64 configurations. 13.09.2018 Stein Åsmul
1089 User-based removal of previous version in Installer Project Stackoverflow Normal Multi instances, Several Instances, MSI, WiX, Instance Transforms, Virtuals, Virtualization, Side-by-side How can I create an MSI Installer which lets the user decide whether a previous version should be retained or not? 25.08.2018 Stein Åsmul
1088 Installing Multiple Instances by different msi having same Package Code Stackoverflow Normal Multi-instance, Several Instances, MSI, WiX, Instance Transforms, Virtuals, Packagecode, Productcode, Upgradecode, Virtualization, Side-by-side Installing multiple instances of MSI files is a difficult task. This has to do with the complexity of the paradigm and how it is largely unsuited for this particular scenario. 02.08.2018 Stein Åsmul
1087 How to debug custom bootstrap application? Stackoverflow Normal Debug, Bundle, Debugging bootstrapper, WiX, Bootstrapper Application Procedure to debug WiX Bundle Bootstrapper Applications. 09.04.2013 Rob Mensching
1086 WixToolset 3.11 Util:PermissionEx error for createfolder Stackoverflow Normal Unhandled extension, WiX, Util, Conflicting extensions, Collision, WindowsInstallerXml, UtilExtension, WixUtilExtension.dll Fixing unhandled extension element 'util:PermissionEx'. WixUtilExtension.dll 08.05.2019 Stein Åsmul
1085 Installer Project Custom Actions - Specify working directory Stackoverflow Normal Working Directory, Custom Action, Hotfixing MSI, Getting the working directory for Visual Studio Installer Project custom actions. 25.09.2018 Stein Åsmul
1084 WIX Installer: Prevent installation on Windows Server 2012 R2 Stackoverflow Normal Versionlessness, Evergreen, Windows 10 Version, Property Debugger, Debugging Detecting Windows Server 2012 R2. And more. 06.04.2018 Stein Åsmul
1083 Failed to get MSI property in UPGRADINGPRODUCTCODE, WIX_UPGRADE_DETECTED Stackoverflow Normal WIX_UPGRADE_DETECTED, UPGRADINGPRODUCTCODE, Major Upgrade, C++, Installscript, VBScript, GetProperty, Retrive Properties How to condition custom actions to not run during upgrades. 26.12.2018 Stein Åsmul
1082 Registering COM EXE with WIX Stackoverflow Normal regsvr32.exe, /regserver, /unregserver, RegSpy.exe, RegSpy2.exe, heat.exe, Paraffin, Self-Registration Registering COM EXE files requires other tools than registering DLL and OCX COM files. 01.04.2019 Stein Åsmul
1081 Get dir setup install shield Stackoverflow Normal SETUPEXEDIR, SRCDIR, PACKAGE_LOCATION, SourceDir, OriginalDatabase An Installscript sample for retrieving MSI properties. And how to get the setup.exe location. 27.12.2017 Stein Åsmul
1080 Enabling Harvest (Heat.exe) in a Wix Setup Project URL Normal WiX, heat.exe, Harvest, Automatic Build, Setup Creation A tutorial on how to use heat.exe to automatically create a WiX installer for a folder structure. 22.08.2017 PandaWebSolutions
1079 The CSS Layout Workshop URL Normal CSS, HTML, Layout, Design, Web An online course for CSS Layout by a leader in the field. 29.12.2018 Rachel Andrew
1078 x86 and ia64 and x64, oh my! Blog Entry Normal 64-bit patches, 64 bitness, 64-bit, x86, AMD64, IA64, x64 Bitness. Oh the humanity! 17.02.2005 Heath Stewart
1077 WiX custom uninstallation action - how to run before msi removing files Stackoverflow Normal Conditions, Conditioning, Custom Actions, Delete Files, Uninstall, Modify, Repair, Installation Mode How to run and condition a cleanup custom action? 18.06.2018 Various
1076 How to express a file dependency using WiX Stackoverflow Normal Shared Runtimes, Merge Modules, WiX Include Files, Static Linking, Deployment, Versions Some up to date Merge Module files could be missing after uninstalling latest version of dependent application. 13.12.2018 Stein Åsmul
1075 Initiating Self-Repair and Advertising Features with Entry Point URL Normal MSI, Self-Repair, Self-Healing, Advertised Entry Points What can trigger MSI Self-Repair? 31.10.2007 WiseUser
1074 How to restrict user to change feature in case modify and upgrade in installer? Stackoverflow Normal Feature State, ALLUSERS, REMOVE, msiexec.exe, How to restrict user to change feature in case modify and upgrade in installer? 12.12.2018 Stein Åsmul
1073 Remove other software on installation Stackoverflow Normal Major Upgrade, Upgrade, UpgradeTable, Remove Software, Burn When installing my software I need to take care another msi package is uninstalled before. Is this possible? Can burn do this for me? 29.11.2018 Stein Åsmul
1072 Wix per user installer to detect the Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Stackoverflow Normal WiX, VCRedist, Runtime, MSI, Merge Modules, UWP, Universal CRT There are many challenges and ways to install the VC runtime. 05.12.2018 Stein Åsmul
1071 Wix Toolkit - MSI Installer - Window's pop-up constantly appears when installed application is launched Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Self-Repair, Self-Healing Various links to information about MSI Self-Healing. 12.12.2018 Stein Åsmul
1070 How to extract only some of the features during administrative installation? Stackoverflow Normal Admininstrative Installation, Features, File Extract, Feature Level How to extract only some of the features via a hack to the Feature Level setting in the MSI. 12.12.2018 Stein Åsmul
1069 MSI API: RepositionCheckbox.js Github Normal MSI API, Database, Update SQL, Insert SQL, Controls, Dialog Basic JavaScript example of how to update a database via ActiveScripting og SQL. 19.06.2012 axxie
1068 Custom installer for application in Visual Studio 2017 Advanced Installer Normal Node.JS, Installing, Service, NodeJS web app, NodeJS web app as a Windows service How to install Node.JS applications with Advanced Installer. 14.06.2016 Advanced Installer
1067 Wix C# Custom Action Logging Not Working Stackoverflow Normal Custom Action, Logging, C#, DoAction ControlEvent, MsiProcessMessage MsiProcessMessage (the API behind session.Log) cannot be used from a ControlEvent. 17.08.2010 Michael Urman
1066 About component, package, product and upgrade codes in Windows Installer Flexera Normal MSI, Windows Installer, GUIDs, Upgrade, Product, Package Various GUIDs of importance for MSI files. 01.01.2010 Flexera
1065 Useful WMIC Queries Blog Entry Normal WMI, Queries, wmic, CLI WMIC is a utility that allows you to interact with WMI from a WMI-aware command-line shell. 17.02.2012 Blake Morrison
1064 Windows 10 Universal C Runtime URL Normal VCRedist, Windows 10 Universal C Runtime, Runtime Dependency The Windows 10 Universal C Runtime (CRT) is a Windows OS component. This update package allows Windows desktop applications that depend on the Windows 10 Universal CRT release to run on Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 S14. 27.07.2015 Microsoft
1063 PowerShell Script: Test Chrome, Firefox & IE Browser Performance Blog Entry Normal PowerShell, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Performance Performance testing for browsers using PowerShell 04.12.2018 Helge Klein
1062 How to execute conditional custom action on install and modify only? Stackoverflow High MSI, Conditions, Condition Testing, VBScript, Installation Mode Light-Weight MSI Condition Testing using VBScript. 18.09.2018 Stein Åsmul
1061 Keyboard shortcuts in Windows Microsoft Support Normal Keyboard Shortcuts, Windows A long list of keyboard shortcuts in Windows. Very useful, many weird tricks: virtual desktops, record screen, etc... 21.09.2018 Microsoft Support
1060 Paul Betts Github Normal Github, Microsoft, Paul Betts, Squirrel Paul Betts's Github repositories. 27.09.2014 Paul Betts
1059 What is the use of Repair option in a msi installer and what does it really do (internally)? Stackoverflow Normal Repair, Self-Repair, MSI, WiX, Advanced Installer, InstallShield What does Repair do from Add / Remove Programs? 02.04.2018 Stein Åsmul
1058 WIX custom action debugging doesn't work Stackoverflow Normal WiX, DTF, Custom Action, Debugging, Techniques, MsiBreak Debugging MSI custom actions. 14.03.2013 Various
1057 How to create fully fledged C# custom actions Advanced Installer Normal MSI, Advanced Installer, Managed Code, Custom Action, C#, How-To How to use managed code custom actions. 04.12.2018 Advanced Installer
1056 Doing Major Upgrade in Wix creates 2 entries in Add/Remove Programs Stackoverflow Normal Major Upgrade Old Style, Major Upgrade Element, INI Files Implementing old and modern major upgrade in WiX. 13.02.2018 Stein Åsmul
1055 Why use Windows Installer XML (WiX) over VDPROJ? Stackoverflow Normal WiX, VDProd, Visual Studio Installer Projects, Problems There are many problems with Visual Studio Installer Projects. Chris Painter's top issues. 14.04.2010 Chris Painter
1054 WIX run second application then first is done Stackoverflow Normal Burn, Multiple Installs, Installation Sequence Installing multiple MSI files in sequence. 26.02.2018 Stein Åsmul
1053 Get INI file value with WiX Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX, INI Files, Read, Write, AppSearch Reading values from INI files is not entirely straight forward. 28.06.2009 Various
1052 Added new application setting to app.config but MSI won't install it (doesn't overwrite) Stackoverflow Normal WiX, XML, Config, Updates, app.config, XmlConfig Element, XmlFile Element WiX elements to use to update XML files. 07.03.2018 Stein Åsmul
1051 wix service install not enough permission Stackoverflow Normal WiX, Service, Permissions, Service Startup Problems Debugging service startup and permission problems. 09.08.2018 Stein Åsmul
1050 Twitter: Mike Gunderloy Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 02.12.2018 Mike Gunderloy
1049 WIX Installer Preserve config file On major upgrade early Scheduling Stackoverflow High Settings, Major Upgrade, Preserve Settings, Overwrite, File Reversion How to preserve settings files during Windows Installer major upgrades that are scheduled early (full uninstall and reinstall). 02.12.2018 Chris Painter, Stein Åsmul
1048 Demystifying the .NET Global Assembly Cache URL High GAC, .NET, Fusion, Fusion Cache About the Global Assembly Cache. 15.01.2004 Jeremiah Talkar
1047 Nirsoft.net (freeware) URL Normal Freeware, Tools, Articles, Etc... Many freeware tools for advanced Windows use. 29.11.2018 Nir Sofer
1046 .NET Serviced Components (COM+) URL Normal COM+, COM+ Services, COM + Enterprise Services, Pooling, JITA, COM+ Transactions, COM+ Syncronization, RegSvcs.exe Primer on the mysterious COM+. 29.11.2018 diranieh.com
1045 Registration-Free Activation of COM Components: A Walkthrough Microsoft MSDN Normal Registration Free COM, Manifest, Isolation, Side-by-side Assemblies Registration free COM is a mysterious topic. 01.06.2005 Steve White, Leslie Muller
1044 Fusion (Unmanaged API Reference) Microsoft Docs Normal Fusion Unmanaged API, GAC, .NET The fusion API enables a runtime host to access the properties of an application's resources in order to locate the correct versions of those resources for the application. 30.03.2017 Microsoft
1043 When and when-not to install into the GAC? Stackoverflow Normal GAC, Deployment, Advantages, Disadvantages When to deploy to the GAC and when not to. 31.01.2009 Various
1042 When should I deploy my assemblies into the GAC? Stackoverflow Normal GAC, Assemblies, Deployment When to deploy assemblies to the GAC? 15.03.2010 Various
1041 What are the advantages and disadvantages of using the GAC? Stackoverflow Normal GAC, Advantages, Disadavantages, Security, Overhead, Side-by-side, NGEN, Precompiled, Deployment Complexity, Admin Rights, Elevated Rights, Disc Space The GAC is a controversial topic and feature with positives and negatives. 31.05.2007 Various
1040 Tools Included in Debugging Tools for Windows Microsoft Docs High Debugging Environments, Tools, Debugging Tools For Windows There are many debugging tools for Windows. Use with caution! System-wide problems very possible from haphazard use. 28.11.2017 Microsoft Docs
1039 How to check for DLL dependency? Stackoverflow Normal Dependency Walker, dumpbin, Imports, Linking Tools and description of dependency scanning. 31.05.2007 Various
1038 New Reference Assemblies Location Blog Entry Normal Reference Assemblies, Location, GAC, Runtime, Design Time Reference assemblies are to be referenced when building new components. 12.04.2007 Jeffery Callahan
1037 GAC folders - too many? Stackoverflow Normal GAC, CLR 2.0, CLR 4.0, Reference Assemblies There are two separate GACs per CLR version, and there are also reference assemblies. %windir%\assembly and %windir%\Microsoft.NET\assembly. 31.05.2007 Jon
1036 Windows 7 Kernel Architecture Changes - api-ms-win-core files (API-Sets) Article High Nirsoft, API-Set, Win32, Dependency, Imports, Exports, Static Linking The API-Set feature introduced in Windows 7 described. 29.11.2018 Nir Sofer
1035 .NET 4.0 has a new GAC, why? Stackoverflow High GAC, .NET 2.0, .NET 4.0, CLR 2.0, CLR 4.0, Backwards Compatibility .NET 4.0 split the GAC into two, one for CLR 2 and one for CLR 4. Why split? Passant guess: too many .NET projects out violating the "never reference anything in the GAC directly" rule 31.05.2007 Brian R. Bondy
1034 Peering Inside the PE: A Tour of the Win32 Portable Executable File Format Microsoft MSDN High PE, Win32 Portable Executable Format, Classic article about the Win32 Portable Executable Format. 31.05.2007 Matt Pietrek
1033 MsiInstallProduct throw NullReferenceException on window 2016 Stackoverflow Normal MSI API, Install, ConfigureProduct, Exception, COM, Win32, DTF, Managed Code Installing MSI files via automation or Win32. 29.11.2018 Stein Åsmul
1032 Desktop applicaton not opening after installation in client system Stackoverflow High Application Launch Debugging Issues, Dependencies, Prerequisites, Privileges, Permissions, Profiles, AD, User Profile, Encoding, Etc... There can be many reasons for launch problems for an application. 29.11.2018 Stein Åsmul
1031 Trying to run devenv.exe on a Jenkins machine without installing Visual studio Stackoverflow Normal devenv.exe, WiX, Samples, Quick Start, MSI, Visual Studio Installer Projects, vdproj WiX quick start samples. Running devenv.exe without installing Visual Studio is ill adviced. 28.11.2018 Stein Åsmul
1030 Primus - Mr. Krinkle Fun Normal Music, Lunacy, Primus, Fun and not Fun As creepy things go, this scores very high. 28.11.2018 YouTube
1029 WiX XSL transform to conditionally remove components Stackoverflow Normal XSLT, Heat.exe, Cleanup, WiX Markup Cleaning up Hea.exe generated WiX markup. 28.11.2018 daughey
1028 Windows API Sets Microsoft Docs Normal Windows API Sets, Dependencies, API-Sets, Win32 An API Set is a strong name for a list of Win32 APIs. 31.05.2018 Microsoft Docs
1027 How do you automate a Visual Studio build? Stackoverflow Normal Visual Studio Build, NAnt, MSBuild Automating Visual Studio builds. 29.08.2008 Agnel Kurian
1026 Using the viewport meta tag to control layout on mobile browsers Reference Normal Mobile Devices, Viewport, Meta Tag, Web Page, Responsive Design The Viewport concept and mobile devices. 07.10.2018 richardkmichael (et al)
1025 A pixel is not a pixel is not a pixel Blog Entry Normal Web, HTML, CSS, Mobile, Small Screens, Pixels How to adapt a web page for small screens. 20.04.2010 Peter-Paul Koch
1024 Jon Skeet Github Normal Github, Jon Skeet, Stackoverflow Legend Stackoverflow's number one user's github repository. 14.06.2008 Jon Skeet
1023 Jon Skeet's web-site URL Normal Jon Skeet, Samples, Code Downloads, Video Downloads, Book Jon Skeet's site accompanying the book C# In Depth. 25.11.2018 Jon Skeet
1022 Twitter: Jon Skeet Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Stackoverflow profile page. 25.11.2018 Jon Skeet
1021 Stackoverflow User: Jon Skeet Stackoverflower Normal Stackoverflower, Profile Stack Overflow Legend Jon Skeet. 25.11.2018 Jon Skeet
1020 Aaron Stebner's Github Github Normal Github, Microsoft, Aaron Stebner Aaron Stebner's Github repositories. 19.05.2016 Aaron Stebner
1019 Versioning (Microsoft Open-source library guidance) URL Normal NuGet Package Version, Assembly Version, Assembly File Version, Assembly Informational Version, Breaking Changes A .NET library has many ways to specify a version. 02.10.2018 Microsoft Docs
1018 MSP does not replace a specific file Installdude Forum Normal Patching, File Overwrite, Companion File, REINSTALLMODE Patching and file overwrite can be challenging. 03.02.2015 Stein Åsmul
1017 File versioning rules do not apply - why? Installdude Forum Normal File Versioning Rules, MSI, File Overwrite, Companion File MSI's file overwrite behavior is very complex. 31.05.2007 Stein Åsmul
1016 Microsoft Installer command line string parameter not working? Stackoverflow Normal Powershell, msiexec.exe, Install, Command Line Using PowerShell to install. 23.11.2018 Stein Åsmul
1015 Extracting Binary Data from MSI Stackoverflow Normal Binary Data, MSI, MSI API, PowerShell, C++ C++ snippet to extract binary data from an MSI. 18.08.2017 Phil Wilson
1014 Creating table using Powershell Blog Entry Normal PowerShell, Table How to create a table using PowerShell. 01.02.2012 RameshRK
1013 .NET API Browser URL High .NET, API, Browser The .NET API. 31.05.2007 Microsoft Docs
1012 The VBScript-to-Windows PowerShell Conversion Guide URL Normal PowerShell, Snippets Information from Microsoft on how to convert VBScripts to PowerShell. 12.11.2009 Microsoft Docs
1011 PowerShell Scriptomatic URL Normal PowerShell, Snippets PowerShell tool from Microsoft. 08.06.2010 Microsoft Docs
1010 PowerShell Module Browser URL High PowerShell, Gallery, Samples, Snippets Search all PowerShell modules and cmdlets from Microsoft. 21.11.2018 Microsoft Docs
1009 PowerShell Gallery URL High PowerShell, Gallery, Samples, Snippets Library of PowerShell scripts, samples. 21.11.2018 PowerShell Gallery
1008 Alexander Hass Blogger Normal WiX, MSI MSI, WiX and technology blog from Alexander Hass. 21.11.2018 Alexander Hass
1007 WiX: How to use RemoveFolderEx in your XML scripts Blog Entry Normal WiX, RemoveFolderExe, RemoveFolder, MSI, WiX Sample WiX sample for RemoveFolderEx. 21.11.2018 Alexander Hass
1006 Stackoverflow User: Tom Blodget Stackoverflower Normal Stackoverflower, Profile Stackoverflow profile page. 31.05.2007 Tom Blodget
1005 Jason Ginchereau Github Normal Github, Source Control, Microsoft Jason Gincereau. Microsoft. 21.11.2018 Jason Ginchereau
1004 Linus Torvalds Github Normal Github, Source Control, Linus Torvalds Legendary Linux creator Linus Torvalds. 21.11.2018 Linus Torvalds
1003 How to avoid the “Windows Defender SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized app from starting warning” Stackoverflow Normal Windows Defender, SmartScreen, Certificate, Trust SmartScreen is about more than certificates. It is about trust. 23.02.2018 Stein Åsmul
1002 Activation Context Reference Microsoft Docs Normal Activation Context, Application Manifest, CreateProcess, Side-By-Side Assembly, Windows Shell, Activation Context API The activation context functions and structures are used with side-by-side assemblies. 31.05.2018 Microsoft Docs
1001 Activation Contexts Microsoft Docs Normal Activation Context, Application Manifest, CreateProcess, Side-By-Side Assembly, Windows Shell, Activation Context API Activation contexts are data structures in memory containing information that the system can use to redirect an application to load a particular DLL version, COM object instance, or custom window version. 31.05.2018 Microsoft Docs
1000 Windows Installer Errors 2738 and 2739 with Script Custom Actions Blog Entry Normal MSI, Custom Actions, Script, VBScript, JScript Runtime errors with script custom actions. 31.05.2007 Heath Stewart
999 Immediate Custom Actions Always Impersonate Blog Entry Normal Custom Action, Immediate, Impersonate, User Context Impersonation in MSI custom actions. 12.07.2007 Heath Stewart
998 Installation Guidelines for User-editable Configuration Blog Entry Normal MSI, Registry, User Configurable User configurable data has always been a challenge to include in setups. 21.12.2006 Heath Stewart
997 Why a Custom Action May Not Run Blog Entry Normal MSI, Custom Action, Debugging, Runtime Failure xxx 11.06.2006 Heath Stewart
996 The Dangers of ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT Blog Entry Normal MSI, ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT hides the product from Add / Remove Products. 05.08.2005 Heath Stewart
995 How Patching Works Blog Entry Normal MSI, Patching Windows Installer patching can be excrutiating to deal with. 12.09.2005 Heath Stewart
994 Custom Action Guidelines Blog Entry Normal Custom Action, Guidelines Custom actions should be used as sparingly as possible. 20.04.2007 Heath Stewart
993 Integration Hurdles for EXE Custom Actions Blog Entry High EXE, Custom Actions, Challenges EXE custom actions - the thing that shouldn't be. 20.10.2007 zhakim
992 EXE Custom Actions are Bad Blog Entry Normal Custom Action, EXE, MSI Don't use EXE custom actions. 24.10.2007 Heath Stewart
991 ResolveSource Requires Source Blog Entry Normal MSI, ResolveSource, Source The ResolveSource action needs source access. 25.10.2007 Heath Stewart
990 Debugging Custom Actions: Leaked Handles Blog Entry Normal Debugging, Custom Actions, MSI, Windows Installer, Leaked Handles An issue that comes up from time to time is leaked handles. 12.02.2008 Heath Stewart
989 Custom Setup Options in Windows Installer Installsite.org Normal MSI, Dialogs, Features, Setup Options The built-in options for setup features in MSI files can be confusing. 01.02.2001 Stefan Krüger
988 Monitoring (deployment tool) Tool Normal Monitoring, Processes, MSI, Deployment Several common tools for deployment. 19.11.2018 Stefan Krüger
987 Equations Stackoverflow Normal Fun, xkcd.com, Equations Oh the humanity! 19.11.2018 xkcd.com
986 Insanity Fun Normal Insanity, Fun, xkcd.com The dawn of reason. 19.11.2018 xkcd.com
985 Compiling Fun Normal Compiling, Fun, Sword Fighting, Spolsky Meanwhile in Spolsky-land. Sword fighting in the hallways was a common affair prior to NVME disks. 19.11.2018 xkcd.com
984 Spoiler Alert (allusion abuse) Fun Normal xkcd.com, Fun, Allusion Abuse Too many things at once. 19.11.2018 xkcd.com
983 Book Burning Fun Normal Burning, Fun, xkcd.com, Burning, Fumes, Toxic Oh No! 19.11.2018 xkcd.com
982 The Familiar Stackoverflow Normal Computers, Fun, Time, Trip Familiar indeed. 19.11.2018 xkcd.com
981 Standards Fun Normal Fun, xkcd.com, Standards Never ending story has an end. 19.11.2018 xkcd.com
980 Exploits of a mom (Little Bobby Tables) Fun Normal Fun, Little Bobby Tables, Little Bobby Void Beware of SQL! 19.11.2018 xkcd.com
979 Unmatched Fun Normal Parenthesis, Fun Unmatched! 19.11.2018 xkcd.com
978 Spinal Tap Amps Fun Normal Jokes, xkcd.com The infamous Spinal Tap. 19.11.2018 xkcd.com
977 Why Windows Installer May Require so much Disk Space Blog Entry Normal Windows Installer, Disc Space Windows Installer is a disc space thief. 25.07.2008 Heath Stewart
976 Resolving Prompts for Source Blog Entry High Resolve Source, Source List, MsiSourceList Prompts for MSI source are very disruptive. 02.12.2005 Heath Stewart
975 Windows Installer Cache Blog Entry Normal %WINDIR%\Installer Windows Installer source media caching. MSP / Patch caching. Some technical issues have changed since this was written. Please see Why does MSI require the original .msi file to proceed with an uninstall?. 29.11.2005 Heath Stewart
974 Changes to Package Caching in Windows Installer 5.0 Blog Entry Normal Package Caching, Installer Cache, MSI 5.0 MSI package caching has changed over the years. 02.02.2009 Heath Stewart
973 Caching of MSI in Windows\Installer folder Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Caching, Installer About Windows Installer installer file caching. 14.11.2011 piyushnasa
972 How do I make a 64 bit MSI? Stackoverflow Normal 64-Bit Package, MSI, Windows Installer, Dialogs How to compile a proper 64-bit MSI using WiX. 26.04.2018 Stein Åsmul
971 Moving or disabling the package cache for Visual Studio 2017 Blog Entry Normal Visual Studio 2017, Installation Cache, Moving, Disk Space Moving the Visual Studio package cache can be necessary sometimes. 17.04.2017 Heath Stewart
970 I screwed up, how can I uninstall my program? Stackoverflow Normal MSI, msiexec.exe, Failed Install How to get rid of broken installations that won't run the uninstall sequence. 14.03.2012 Wim Coenen
969 Uninstall without an MSI file Stackoverflow Normal Uninstall, MSI, msiexec.exe Information on MSI caching and uninstall. 30.06.2009 Stein Åsmul
968 Is it possible to define a Windows Installer-uninstaller filename? Stackoverflow Normal Windows Installer, MSI, Uninstall, Display Name Undesirable name showing. And why you should not redirect C:\Windows\Installer. 03.01.2018 Stein Åsmul
967 WiX Custom Action - MSI copy itself Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Copy, MSI API, VBScript, Automation, Cache Copying the whole installation database in progress. 13.07.2012 Sascha Beaumont
966 Windows Installer Caching Locations (External handler for msiexec MsiSetExternalUI) Stackoverflow Normal MSI, msiexec.exe, Caching, Database Where does Windows Installer and third party tools cache installer files on the system? 16.02.2018 Stein Åsmul
965 How to assign path value to Directory in WIX? Stackoverflow High AppSearch, Set Property Custom Action, Feature Directory, Immediate Mode Custom Action, Configurable Feature Directory Setting separate, top-level directories. 01.01.2000 Stein Åsmul
964 Authoring a single package for Per-User or Per-Machine Installation context in Windows 7 Blog Entry Normal Per-User, Per-Machine, MSI, Single Package Supporting both per-user and per-machine installations. 02.09.2009 zhakim
963 Product Identification (ProductCode and UpgradeCode) Advanced Installer Normal Product Code, Upgrade Code, Package Code Product identification centers around a number of core GUIDs. 19.11.2018 Advanced Installer
962 More info about how MSI custom actions work behind the scenes Blog Entry Normal Custom Action, MSI, msiexec.exe How custom actions work behind the scenes. Technically 02.03.2005 Aaron Stebner
961 Kaspersky: Check URL or File URL Normal Malware Detection, URL Checking for Malware, Anti Malware, Anti Virus, Web Site One site you can try to deal with maleware. Detect, report, etc... 18.11.2018 Kaspersky
960 Google: How to deal with an infected web-site URL Normal Malware Detection, URL Checking for Malware, Anti Malware, Anti Virus, Web Site One site you can try to deal with maleware. Detect, report, etc... 18.11.2018 Google
959 Google: Report spam, paid links, or malware URL Normal Malware Detection, URL Checking for Malware, Anti Malware, Anti Virus One site you can try to deal with maleware. Detect, report, etc... 18.11.2018 Google
958 Avira: Submit Suspicious Files and URLs URL Normal Malware Detection, URL Checking for Malware, Anti Malware, Anti Virus One site you can try to deal with maleware. 18.11.2018 Avira
957 Trend Micro: Site Safety Center URL Normal Malware Detection, URL Checking for Malware, Anti Malware, Anti Virus One site you can try to deal with maleware. 18.11.2018 Trend Micro
956 Create a .config folder in the user folder Stackoverflow Normal Application Launch, Per-User Files, Per-User Settings, CreateFolder, MSI, Settings Management Use application launch sequence for per-user settings and configurations - for a lot of reasons. Predictability & Reliability. Implementation & Debugging. 09.02.2018 Stein Åsmul
955 WiX Toolset PermissionEx Problem - App Does Not Run After Installation Stackoverflow High Debug, Debugging, Application Launch Debugging, Check List Launch Problems There are many approaches for debugging application launch problems. This is a pointer answer to many other answers. 18.11.2018 Stein Åsmul
954 Msi not waiting for service to completely stop before returning (comment) Stackoverflow Normal Debugging, MSI, Application Launch, Failure to launch What can cause the application to not launch on some computers after installation. 14.11.2018 Stein Åsmul
953 Pixels (Turtles all the way down) Fun Normal Turtles, xkcd.com, Pixels It really is turtles all the way down. Famous WiX proverb (and beyond). 18.11.2018 xkcd.com
952 Schrodinger Fun Normal Schrodinger, Funny, xkcd.com When things are both funny and not funny at the same time. 18.11.2018 xkcd.com
951 Wix deferred custom action access denied Stackoverflow Normal WiX, Deferred Mode Custom Action, Access Denied, Per User, Application Launch Use application launch rather then setup constructs to change per-user data. 24.06.2018 Stein Åsmul
950 Twitter: Jessie Frazelle Twitter Account Normal Twitter Profile Ex-Docker. 17.11.2018 Jessie Frazelle
949 MSIX – The Need for a New Application Package Format Blog Entry Normal MSIX, Packaging Format The new MSIX format. 16.08.2018 Rory Monaghan
948 Containerizing Desktop Applications with Docker Blog Entry Normal Desktop Applications, Docker, Containerizing Containerizing server apps, desktop apps, etc... 23.10.2016 Rory Monaghan
947 Getting Started With Docker Blog Entry Normal Docker, Windows Getting started guide. 23.10.2016 Rory Monaghan
946 How to: Install Docker on Windows Blog Entry Normal Docker, Windows Step-by-step installation tutorial. 17.10.2016 Rory Monaghan
945 RDP to Ubuntu Blog Entry Normal Ubuntu, RDP Step-by-step description of how to RDP to Ubuntu. 24.10.2016 Rory Monaghan
944 Application packaging options for SCCM Blog Entry High App-V, Application Virtualization, Sequencing, SCCM SCCM packaging. The options. 19.07.2016 Rory Monaghan
943 Guide to creating one Golden Image for Windows 10 Blog Entry High App-V, Application Virtualization, Windows 10 Preparing a proper Windows 10 image. 25.05.2017 Rory Monaghan
942 Application Packaging is Dying Blog Entry Normal Application Packaging, AppV, AppX, MSIX, MSI Rory sees application packaging as a dying field. 31.12.2017 Rory Monaghan
941 How to: Create an MSIX Package with the MSIX Packaging Tool Blog Entry Normal MSIX, Packaging Tool Primer for MSIX Packaging Tool. 13.08.2018 Rory Monaghan
940 Deploying Chrome in an Enterprise Blog Entry Normal Chrome, Deployment, Enterprise Challenges for Chrome deployment. 06.06.2018 Rory Monaghan
939 Rory Monaghan's Blogroll Blogger Normal Blogger, Bloggers, MVP, Deployment, Virtualization, Packaging Rory's links to people involved in deployment. 17.11.2018 Rory Monaghan
938 Capturing all changes during an application install on Windows Stackoverflow Normal Capture, Application Repackaging, PictureTaker, InstallRite, Scalable Smart Packager CE Tools used to capture installations for repackaging. Legacy and deprecated alike. 02.07.2009 Stein Åsmul
937 Github: IsWiX tool to create MSI files Github Normal IsWiX, WiX, MSI, Installer Industrial Strength Windows Installer XML ( IsWiX ). Visual Studio integration. 01.01.2000 Chris Painter
936 Inno Setup Tool Normal Setup.exe, Installer, Uninstaller, Deployment Tool Free, open source tool to create legacy (non-MSI) setup.exe installers. 01.01.2000 Jordan Russell
935 Github: Inno Setup Source Github Normal Source Code, Inno Setup, Deployment, Installer, Setup.exe The source code for the free and open source toolkit Inno Setup. 17.11.2018 Jordan Russell
934 How to create own MSI package with Open Source Software? Stackoverflow Normal WiX, InstallShield, Repackaging, WinInstall LE, AdminStudio, Application Packaging Recording installation and producing an MSI or building an MSI. 28.04.2015 Stein Åsmul
933 Different year, Same Problem... Blog Entry Normal Service, Start, Stop, Restart, .NET, ServiceController, SC.exe, MSI, InstallShield, WiX, SeServiceLogonRight SeServiceLogonRight and service startup. 22.09.2008 Chris Painter
932 Chris Painter's old blogs on service issues and MSI Blog Entry Normal Service, Start, Stop, Restart, .NET, ServiceController, SC.exe, MSI, InstallShield, WiX Chris Painter's old blogs on service issues and MSI. 17.11.2018 Chris Painter
931 How can I restart a windows service programmatically in .NET Stackoverflow Normal Service, Start, Stop, Restart, .NET, ServiceController controlling services via code. 21.09.2009 Various
930 Using self-healing to your advantage Blog Entry Normal MSI, Self-Repair, Self-Healing, ActiveSetup, HKCU, Registry, Ed Tippelt Using self-healing to populate HKCU is possible, but there are better ways IMHO. 01.01.2002 Ed Tippelt
929 windows Installer - uninstalling previous version when the versions differ in installation policy (per-user, per-machine) Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Uninstall, Per-User, Per-Machine, ALLUSERS, ISSetAllUsers, FindRelatedProducts An InstallShield trick to migrate per-user setups to per-machine. Very hacky. 06.09.2012 Stein Åsmul
928 Different Packages are Required for Different Processor Architectures Blog Entry High 32-Bit, 64-Bit, Architecture, Processor, MSI, Platform, Bitness Whether you can deliver a multi-architecture MSI is a common question. You need two different packages to support 32-Bit installers. 64-Bit packages can contain 32-Bit components. 15.01.2008 Heath Stewart
927 Silent run installer (.exe) with parameters on Windows Stackoverflow High Setup.exe, Deployment, Silent Install, Parameters, MSI, Legacy How to deploy a setup.exe and specify all installation parameters. 14.11.2018 Stein Åsmul
926 How to create nested folder in AppData Stackoverflow Normal Per-User Data, Folders, ICE64, Ethereum Create folder under AppData and ICE64 and beyond. 17.06.2018 Stein Åsmul
925 Embedding dependent .NET assemblies (Jeffrey Richter: Excerpt #2 from CLR via C#, Third Edition) Stackoverflow High ILMerge, Embedded Resources, Embedded DLLs, Embedded Assemblies, Single File Deployment 03.11.2018 Jeffrey Richter
924 HTML Event Attributes Stackoverflow Normal Global Event Attributes, Window Event Attributes, Form Events, Keyboard Events, Mouse Events, Drag Events, Clipboard Events, Media Events, Misc Events HTML 4 added the ability to let events trigger actions in a browser, like starting a JavaScript when a user clicks on an element. 03.11.2018 W3Schools
923 What is Full Stack? (Web Developer) Stackoverflow Normal Javascript, jQuery, Angular, Vue, PHP, ASP, Python, Node, SQL, SQLite, MongoDB What is a Full Stack Web Developer when it comes down to it? 03.11.2018 W3Schools
922 File System Redirector Microsoft Docs Normal File System Redirector, 32-Bit, 64-Bit, SysWOW64, System32, Bitness %windir%\System32 is for 64-bit applications on 64-bit Windows. WOW64 hides the equivalent 32-bit directory by using a file system redirector. 31.05.2018 Microsoft Docs
921 Wildcard string comparison in Javascript Stackoverflow Normal wildcard, Javascript, String, Matching, Search Implementing * wildcard support for strings in Javascript 04.09.2015 Spen
920 Web Development Roadmaps W3Schools Normal Web, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrapper, React, Angular, etc... Web Development and how to approach it. 03.11.2018 W3Schools
919 JavaScript and HTML DOM Reference W3Schools Normal Javascript, Reference JavaScript reference documentation. 03.11.2018 W3Schools
918 JavaScript String Reference W3Schools Normal String: Properties, Methods, Etc... A quick string reference for JavaScript. 12.11.2018 W3Schools
917 Odd 'Program name' when installing signed msi installer Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Strange Program Name, Signing, UAC When unsigned a strange name is shown in the UAC for setups. 03.11.2018 Alexey Ivanov
916 MSI Build uninstall- Installed directory not removing Stackoverflow Normal Suite Project, InstallShield, Driver Install, MSI, DIFx, DPInst.exe, WiX Driver Element Running a separate driver installer from within an MSI file. 10.03.2018 Stein Åsmul
915 How to detect the change of the package code on updating (Small Update) Stackoverflow Normal Small Update, Upgrade Code, Product Code, Package Code Detecting related, but different existing installations. 03.11.2018 Michael Urman
914 How to add publisher in InstallShield 2018 Stackoverflow High Digital Signing, InstallShield, 2018, SmartScreen, Root Certificate, Code Signing Certificate, SHA256, EV Code Signing Certificate Setting Publisher for UAC dialog requires digital signing. 03.11.2018 Stein Åsmul
913 InstallShield Help File: Digital Signing and Security Flexera Normal InstallShield, Digital Signing and Security Digital Signing and Security from InstallShield's help file. 01.01.2018 Flexera
912 11 Things Sysadmins Love to Hear (Not!) Fun Normal Oh no! The things SysAdms have to go through. 03.11.2018 Patrick Gebhardt
911 UAC Prompt Product Name (InstallShield Custom Dialogue Installer) Stackoverflow Normal UAC Prompt, Authenticode, Digital Code-Signing Certificate, Code Signing Certificate, SmartScreen, Digital Signing and Security The UAC prompt shows full path to temporary file if MSI file is unsigned. If you Authenticode-sign your .msi package, Windows will show that as the name. Otherwise, you get MSI's temporary copy of it, which has a random name. 03.11.2018 Stein Åsmul
910 What's New in Windows Installer 5.0 Microsoft Docs Normal msiexec.exe, Windows Installer, News A description of what is new in the latest Windows Installer 5.0 version. 31.05.2018 Microsoft
909 Installing .msi remotely without powershell? Stackoverflow Normal VbsEdit, VBScript, Samples Installing via VBScript 12.11.2014 Stein Åsmul
908 Silent installation of a MSI package Stackoverflow High msiexec.exe, MSI, Silent Install, Command Line Silent installation of a MSI package - msiexec.exe command with parameter explanation. 17.10.2017 Stein Åsmul
907 WiX Code Is Pretty Blog Entry Normal WiX, XML, Pretty, Neat Not sure what happened to Chris here... :-) 08.10.2007 Chris Painter
906 Installation architecture tab is missing from installshield limited edition visual studio 2013 Stackoverflow Normal InstallShield Limited Edition, Missing Tabs The Limited Edition does not feature all tabs. 07.11.2018 Michael Urman
905 InstallScript Custom Actions are GOOD Blog Entry Normal Installscript, Custom Actions Old-fashioned Installscript. 24.10.2007 Chris Painter
904 A New Approach to Managed Custom Actions Blog Entry Normal Managed Code, Custom Actions, MSI Another ancient blog on managed code. 08.03.2006 Chris Painter
903 Managed Code Rocks Blog Entry Normal Managed Code, Custom Actions, MSI Ancient blog on managed code. 05.06.2007 Chris Painter
902 InstallShield HelpNet URL High InstallShield, Flexera, Help, HelpNet, Online Help Flexera's portal for online help files and content. 09.11.2018 Flexera
901 Make changes to registry before installation of a program Stackoverflow Normal SECUREREPAIR, MSI, Installation, Registry Weird installation error. 02.11.2018 Stein Åsmul
900 Are Dialogs Optional Now?? Blog Entry Normal Setup.exe, GUI, MSI, Interactive Install Some setups feature no GUI when run interactively. 12.04.2007 Chris Painter
899 The Worst Installer I've Ever Seen Blog Entry Normal Anti Pattern, Bad Setup, Problems, Rants A rant about terrible setups. Always fun. 29.09.2010 Chris Painter
898 Deployment AntiPatterns Blog Entry Normal Build, Installation, Configuration, Anti Patterns Build ( Core Code and Installer Packages ), Installation and Configuration are NOT the same thing. They are distinct steps in an overall process of deploying an application. 04.10.2007 Chris Painter
897 Chris's rant about Repackaging Blog Entry Normal AdminStudio, Microsoft Office 2003, Belly Laugh, Repackaging, Black Art, Microsoft APIs Application Packaging or Repackaging really is a Black Art. Reverse Engineering at times. Far too often. 14.12.2004 Chris Painter
896 Life After Windows Installer: Install.NET? (missing MSI features) Blog Entry Normal XML, IIS, GAC, NGEN, COM Interop, Database, INI AppSearch, ACL Permissioning, Drivers, GUI, GPO A lot of features are missing from MSI - that we should have already. Especially writing and updating XML files. 28.04.2007 Chris Painter
895 Dealing with very large number of files Blog Entry Normal Dynamically Linked Files, Installshield, WiX, Setups, Setup.exe Large number of file handling can be complex. Keep it simple. 20.06.2007 Chris Painter
894 StackOverflow: Removal of Advertised Product Information Blog Entry Normal 25.03.2014 Rob Mensching
893 Reflecting on Culture Defined Blog Entry Normal 15.04.2015 Rob Mensching
892 In defense of Windows Vista's Restart Manager Blog Entry Normal 10.12.2005 Rob Mensching
891 Is there anyway to force InstallShield to stop if a file is not overwritten? Stackoverflow Normal InstallShield, File Overwrite 03.11.2018 Michael Urman
890 Burn in the corporate environment Blog Entry Normal Burn, WiX, MSI Burn "-layout" switch. 07.09.2010 Rob Mensching
889 A case study for .wixlibs Blog Entry Normal WiX, WiXLib WiXLibs - "precompiled headers"? Object file? 18.04.2011 Rob Mensching
888 ARPINSTALLLOCATION and how to set it with the WiX toolset Blog Entry Normal ARPINSTALLLOCATION, Add / Remove, WiX, MSI Setting installation location. 14.01.2011 Rob Mensching
887 A first look at changes coming in ASP.NET Core 3.0 URL Normal ASP.NET Core Damian Edwards. 29.10.2018 ASP.NET Blog
886 Programming With C#, ASP.NET Core, WPF Github High Programming, C#, Course Material, Profiling, WPF, ASP.NET Comprehensive slides from Rainer Stropek's training material. 03.11.2018 Rainer Stropek
885 AspNetCoreWorkshop, Slides / BASTA 2017 - CSharp Workshop Github Normal PDF, Course, ASP Course slides. 03.11.2018 Rainer Stropek
884 C# Training Course Material Github High C#, Programming, .NET Course material. 03.11.2018 Rainer Stropek
883 MSiX for Windows 7 URL Normal MSIX, Windows 7 Will there be MSIX support in Windows 7? 05.11.2018 Thomas Marcussen
882 How to hide or disable Cancel button in WIX Installer? Stackoverflow High MSI, GUI, WiX, Sample, msiexec, MSI API, Custom Action, Hide Cancel Button Hide cancel button in MSI. 18.08.2018 Stein Åsmul
881 Splinetech VBS Debugger Tool Normal VBS, VBScript, Debugger, Editor, IDE A VBS Debugger and editor. Looks similar to VbsEdit. 03.11.2018 Splinetech
880 MSiXGuru URL Normal 03.11.2018 Thomas Marcussen
879 MSiX Packaging – Conversion With CLI Blog Entry Normal MSIX MSIX conversion. 31.10.2018 Thomas Marcussen
878 Adding first custom Dialog Box to WIX in VisualStudio environment Stackoverflow Normal WiX, WiX Dialog, Dialog, WiX Procedure, Customize How to customize WiX GUI / WiX Dialogs. 12.01.2010 Wim Coenen
877 How to build a minimal WiX installer UI without a license page? Stackoverflow Normal WiX, UI, GUI, Skip Dialogs, Customize Dialogs Skipping a dialog in the WiX GUI. 27.02.2009 Adam Tegen
876 SQL Server named instance with Visual Studio 2017 Installer project URL Normal Burn, WiX, SQL Server, Burn Crash Course Links Install SQL Server Pre-requisite via Burn. Burn Crash Course Links 29.08.2018 Stein Åsmul
875 WIX Installer not displaying the custom image of WixUI Dialog correctly Stackoverflow Normal WiX, GUI, UI, Dialogs, Burn Sample links for WiX GUI and Burn 26.12.2017 Stein Åsmul
874 Vigneshwaran's Github Github Normal Github MVP Vigneshwaran's Github repositories. 03.11.2018 Vigneshwaran
873 Github Education Github Normal Students GitHub for high schools, universities, and bootcamps 03.11.2018 github.com
872 Script Editors, IDEs & Validators Tools Normal Editors, IDE, Syntax Coloring, Debuggers Rob van der Woude's Scripting Pages. 03.11.2018 Rob van der Woude
871 Docker Introduction (Focus on Azure) Github Normal Azure, Docker Repository with scripts for an introduction of using Docker with VS2015 11.06.2018 Rainer Stropek
870 Twitter: The ASP.NET Team Twitter Account Normal ASP.NET, Web Development, Microsoft The *official* account for Microsoft http://ASP.NET. 03.11.2018 Microsoft
869 ASP.NET Blog Blogger Normal .NET, Web Development, ASP.NET .NET web development and tools at Microsoft 03.11.2018 ASP.NET Blog
868 Rainer Stropek's MVP Profile URL Normal MVP Rainer Stropek's MVP Profile 03.11.2018 Rainer Stropek
867 Rainer Stropek's Web Site URL Normal MVP, Web Site. Rainer Stropek's Web Site 03.11.2018 Rainer Stropek
866 Rainer Stropek's Team Blog Blogger Normal MVP, Rainer Stropek, Blog, Team Multiple contributors blog on Rainer Stropek's site. 03.11.2018 Rainer Stropek
865 Twitter: Rainer Stropek Twitter Account Normal MVP Rainer Stropek's Twitter profile. 03.11.2018 Rainer Stropek
864 CustomBurnUI Sample Github High Rainer Stropek, Burn, GUI, Sample A basic, but fully functioning custom WiX Burn GUI. 03.11.2018 Rainer Stropek
863 Write your own WiX Burn setup GUI application (advanced) Blog Entry Normal WiX, Burn, GUI, Custom Bootstrapper Application Example of how to write a Custom Bootstrapper Application for a WiX bundle. 28.09.2012 Bryan P Johnston
862 WIX Installer with modern look and feel Stackoverflow High MsiSetExternalUI, Burn, WiX, GUI, Dialogs, Fredriksen, Burn Theme, Burn Setup GUI Application, Custom Burn UI Various custom GUIs for WiX and MSI. Hello WiX Burn on steroids. 15.09.2018 Stein Åsmul
861 skullpsg / Wix_installer Github Normal WiX Dialogs, Wix Samples, GUI, Service, User Credentials, MSI GUI, WiX GUI This projects deals with wix_customUi creation,service under user credentials,checking the user is available in that local machine using customAction as well show result based on that customAction. 03.11.2018 skullpsg
860 Persisting MSI Properties (WIX UI for multiple target directories) Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Properties, Persist GUI and persisting properties. 06.02.2018 Stein Åsmul
859 Rory Monaghan's Github Repositories Github Normal Virtualization, AppV, Citrix, VMWare Microsoft MVP. Citrix CTP. IGEL Insider. VMware EUC Champion & vExpert 03.11.2018 Rory Monaghan
858 Rory Monaghan's Blog Blogger High Virtualization, AppV, Citrix, VMWare Microsoft MVP. Citrix CTP. IGEL Insider. VMware EUC Champion & vExpert 03.11.2018 Rory Monaghan
857 Set SummaryInformation in an msi using PowerShell Stackoverflow Normal Powershell, MSI API, OpenDatabase, Set Property, Get Property, SummaryInformation, Stream How to set and get properties from the Summary Information Stream of an MSI? 08.11.2018 BaronW
856 Create MSIX modification packages with Advanced Installer Blog Entry Normal MSIX, Advanced Installer, Modification Package Blog on using Advanced Installer to create MSIX packages. 26.10.2018 Matteo Pagani
855 Uninstall is not working for MSI application - Error 1722 Stackoverflow Normal Uninstall, Service, ServiceControl, Start, Stop, Delete, Remove, Batch File Do not use batch files to start and stop services - or do anything else in MSI files for that matter. Not reliable. 03.11.2018 Stein Åsmul
854 Checking the correctness of a WiX syntax Stackoverflow Normal Sequencing, Custom Actions, Conditions, Avoid Custom Actions, Sequencing, Unexpected Running When to not use custom actions. Conditions. In what installation mode the custom action runs and not. 16.08.2018 Stein Åsmul
853 Bogdan Mitrache's Github Github Normal Github, Bogdan Mitrache, Advanced Installer Github repositories for Bogdan Mitrache of Advanced Installer. 03.11.2018 Bogdan Mitrache
852 Quick summary MSI Uninstall (Customize msiexec progress bar?) Stackoverflow Normal Uninstall, Summary, msiexec.exe Uninstall command lines and options in a quick summary answer. 30.09.2018 Stein Åsmul
851 The Visual Studio Blog Blogger Normal Visual Studio, Blog The Visual Studio Blog 03.11.2018 Visual Studio Blog
850 Troubleshooting Setup and Deployment Projects MSDN Normal Visual Studio Installer Projects, MSI, Visual Studio, Troubleshooting, Common Problems The Visual Studio Installer Projects have many limitations. This is an old summary. 03.11.2018 MSDN
849 Helge Klein's Github Github Normal Deployment Expert, Developer Helge Klein's github repositories. 03.11.2018 Helge Klein
848 Helge Klein's Web Site URL Normal Deployment Expert, Developer, Blog, Blogger Helge Klein's web site dedicated to deployment. 03.11.2018 Helge Klein
847 Twitter: Helge Klein Twitter Account Normal Deployment Expert, Developer, Twitter Helge Klein's Twitter profile. 03.11.2018 Helge Klein
846 Helge’s Profile Toolkit Blog Entry Normal User Profiles, Problems, Resolutions, Concepts How to tame Windows profiles. 09.05.2011 Helge Klein
845 Twitter: Mikko Hypponen Twitter Account Normal Security Expert, Twitter, Finnish Mikko Hypponen: CRO at F-Secure. 03.11.2018 Mikko Hypponen
844 About User Profiles MSDN Normal Local User Profiles, Roaming User Profiles, Mandatory User Profiles, Temporary User Profiles Different types of user profiles. 03.11.2018 MSDN
843 Microsoft / ProcDump-for-Linux Github Normal ProcDump, Linux, Microsoft Linux reimagining of the ProcDump tool from Sysinternals. For Linux developers to create core dumps of their application based on performance triggers. 03.11.2018 Microsoft Github
842 How Do I Read a Windows Installer Verbose Log File? Advanced Installer Normal Msiexec.exe, Log File, Installation, Uninstallation, Windows Installer, MSI How to interpret a Windows Installer log. 03.11.2018 Advanced Installer
841 How to write a specific event in the log Advanced Installer Normal Msiexec.exe, Log File, Installation, Uninstallation, Windows Installer, MSI How to write to a Windows Installer log. 03.11.2018 Advanced Installer
840 How do I create an installation log? Advanced Installer Normal Msiexec.exe, Log File, Installation, Uninstallation, Windows Installer, MSI How to create a log file of a Windows Installer operation - of various types. From Advanced Installer - commercial deployment tool. 03.11.2018 Advanced Installer
839 Unicode characters that increase in byte length when lowercased. Tweet Normal Unicode, Bit Length, Lowercase, Uppercase Unicode characters that increase in byte length when lowercased. 03.11.2018 Mikko Hypponen
838 minimaxir / big-list-of-naughty-strings Github High Strings, Big List of Naughty Strings Strings are naughty indeed. 03.11.2018 Max Woolf
837 .NET API Catalog Reference High .NET API Catalog .NET API Catalog 03.11.2018 apisof.net
836 Creating a Build Definition That Supports Deployment MSDN Normal TFS, Build, Project, Build Definition Creating a Build Definition That Supports Deployment 04.05.2012 Microsoft Docs
835 InstallShield 2018 Edition Feature Comparison Flexera Normal Premier, Professional, Express, InstallShield, Flexera, Editions What features are included in what InstallShield editions? 03.11.2018 Flexera
834 Announcing .NET Standard 2.1 Blog Entry Normal .NET Standard 2.1, 05.11.2018 Immo Landwerth
833 .NET Blog (.NET Engineering Teams) Blogger Normal Multiple Bloggers, Team Blog, .NET, Engineering A first-hand look from the .NET engineering teams. 03.11.2018 Microsoft
832 Managed Code Custom Action Sample (How to Manage?) FireGiant Normal Custom Action, Managed Code, Sample Code Quick sample on how to write managed code custom actions. 03.11.2018 FireGiant
831 Shell Shortcuts in Windows OS Superuser Normal Shell Shortcuts, Windows, Shell Opening special folders in Windows via the Shell. 03.11.2018 ss64.com
830 CMD.exe ss64.com Normal CMD.exe, Command, Shell, Interpreter Start a new CMD shell and (optionally) run a command/executable program. 03.11.2018 ss64.com
829 Explorer.exe ss64.com Normal Explorer.exe, Switches, Parameters, Windows Explorer Command-line switches that you can use to open the GUI Windows Explorer (Explorer.exe). 03.11.2018 ss64.com
828 Windows Key Shortcuts ss64.com High Windows Key, Shortcuts Windows key combination keystrokes. 03.11.2018 ss64.com
827 Shell: folder shortcuts ss64.com Normal Shell, Folders, ShellFolders, ShellFolderShortcut Open shell folders from the command line or command window. 03.11.2018 ss64.com
826 The shift key overrides NumLock Blog Entry Normal Shift, NumLock, Keys, Arrow Holding down Shift overrides NumLock. 06.09.2004 Raymond Chen
825 RunDLL32.exe ss64.com Normal DLL Function Call, DLL, RunDll32.exe Run a 32 bit DLL function. This command is available on all version of Windows from Win95 onwards, but only runs in 32 bit mode. 03.11.2018 ss64.com
824 Twitter: Deployment (By Stein Åsmul) Twitter List Normal Twitter, List A Twitter list of installation professionals. 03.11.2018 Stein Åsmul
823 Twitter: Installation-Pals (By Robert Dickau) Twitter List Normal Twitter, List A Twitter list of installation professionals. 03.11.2018 Robert Dickau
822 LOGOFF.exe ss64.com Normal Logoff.exe Command. NT 03.11.2018 ss64.com
821 How do I compare two folders recursively and generate a list of files and folders that are different? Superuser Normal RoboCopy.exe, Batch, Folder Syncronization, Folder Copy, File Copy Practical sample of RoboCopy.exe use. 03.11.2018 Andrew Cheong
820 Switches That You Can Use with Xcopy and Xcopy32 Commands Microsoft Support Normal Xcopy, Xcopy32, Switches, Parameters Details on how to use xcopy. 03.11.2018 Microsoft Support
819 RoboCopy.exe ss64.com Normal File Copy, Folder Copy, XCopy, Robocopy Robust File and Folder Copy. Replaces xcopy.exe. By default Robocopy will only copy a file if the source and destination have different time stamps or different file sizes. 03.11.2018 ss64.com
818 XCopy.exe ss64.com Normal XCopy Command, Copy Files, Copy Directories, Deprecated Copy files and/or directory trees to another folder. Xcopy has been deprecated in favor of Robocopy. See element 819. 03.11.2018 ss64.com
817 Tools to make installers (Batch file giving invalid path error while creating an installer) Stackoverflow High Advanced Installer, WiX, InstallShield, dotNetInstaller, Inno, NSIS Tools for deployment to replace batch files. 03.11.2018 Stein Åsmul
816 Error Creating a 7-zip installer package Stackoverflow Normal 7-Zip, Error, Deployment, MSI, Unsupported Compression, Missing Runtime Dependency, iExpress, Advanced Installer, WiX, InstallShield, dotNetInstaller, Inno, NSIS Tools to create packages. 09.08.2018 Stein Åsmul
815 How to create a MSI file which simply copies a directory to Program Files? Stackoverflow Normal Deployment Tools, Files, Deploy, Setup, MSI Simple file deployment. 28.08.2018 Stein Åsmul
814 Combine exe and msi file in one installer Stackoverflow Normal EXE, MSI, Installer, Batch Various ways to deploy files. 01.09.2018 Stein Åsmul
813 "Making your own deployment tool" (Creating a Windows installer using C# Winforms instead of Installer tool) Stackoverflow High MSI, SCCM, Deployment, Files, Batch, Roll Your Own, The perils of trying to "roll your own" deployment tool. Use an established one 18.04.2018 Stein Åsmul
812 Twitter: Rachel Andrew Twitter Account Normal CSS, HTML, XML, Web Sites, Design, Grid HTML, CSS Expert. MVP. 03.11.2018 Rachel Andrew
811 Nick Cave - Communication Dream Feeling Blog Entry Normal Nick Cave, Blog Nick Cave writes about loss and grief. 01.10.2018 Nick Cave
810 systemtools.com URL Normal System Tools, Active Directory, Server, Workstation, Service, Job and Task Scheduling, ETc... Solutions to Simplify Active Directory Management. 03.11.2018 systemtools.com
809 mvps.org URL Normal MVP, MVPS, Scripting, Portals, Resources Interesting offerings being provided for you by a few folks associated with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) program. 03.11.2018 mvps.org
808 robvanderwoude.com - scripting pages URL High VBScript, Batch, JScript, KiXtart, Perl, PowerShell, Rexx, C#, Scripting, Debugging Rob van der Woude's Scripting Pages 03.11.2018 Rob van der Woude
807 mvps.org/scripting URL Normal Scripting, Windows, A site about scripting for Windows, maintained by Alex Angelopoulos (aka at mvps dot org) 03.11.2018 mvps.org
806 Terminal Server Commands URL High Terminal Server, CHANGE, Commands, ACINIUPD, LOGOFF, QUERY, TSCMD Commands available on Terminal Server workstations and servers. 19.09.2016 Rob van der Woude
805 CHANGE ss64.com Normal CHANGE, Terminal Server Change Terminal Server Session properties, use when installing software on a terminal server. 03.11.2018 ss64.com
804 What is the security context when deploying application using SCCM 2012? Microsoft Technet Normal SCCM, Context, System, User, Deployment, 2012 Deployment context / impersonation in SCCM. 30.11.2012 Ronni Pedersen
803 How to push MSI with parameter using SCCM server Stackoverflow Normal SCCM, msiexec.exe, Parameters, SecureCustomProperties, Properties, Transforms Deploying via SCCM. 12.12.2017 Stein Åsmul
802 How to tag or customize the a binary (for example of an installer) Stackoverflow Normal PUBLIC PROPERTIES, msiexec.exe, OEM, Post Process MSI, Customize MSI, Transforms, Command Line Customize an MSI for different customers. 31.03.2018 Stein Åsmul
801 ERRORLEVEL is not %ERRORLEVEL% Blog Entry Normal ERRORLEVEL, %ERRORLEVEL%, If, cmd.exe, batch Some information on batch file ERRORLEVEL and %ERRORLEVEL%. 26.09.2008 Raymond Chen
800 Majorupgrade or Upgrade ID which is preferred for Major upgrade? Stackoverflow Normal Major Upgrade, Upgrade Element The MajorUpgrade element now allows an easier way to implement upgrades. See records 799 and 463. 14.06.2012 Wim Coenen
799 How to implement WiX installer upgrade? Stackoverflow Normal Major Upgrade, Upgrade Element The MajorUpgrade element now allows an easier way to implement upgrades, this is the legacy way - which is more flexible and can still be used. See records 800 and 463, and also the accepted answer in this topic. 03.11.2018 Rob Mensching
798 How can I set the WiX installer version to the current build version? Stackoverflow Normal Bind, File Version, Product Version Product/@Version="!(bind.FileVersion.FileId)" 13.03.2009 Rob Mensching
797 Why does my WiX installer need an empty CreateFolder to conditionally update an Xml file? Stackoverflow Normal CreateFolder, Self-Repair, Cyclical Self-Repair, Key Path The mandatory CreateFolder element has a critical function: it prevents cyclical self-repair in very special circumstances. 03.09.2012 Bob Arnson
796 WIX Autogenerate GUID *? Stackoverflow High Component GUIDs, AutoGuids, Reference Counting, Component Rules WiX can handle component GUIDs auto-magically. 29.04.2011 Bob Arnson
795 TMurgent Technologies, LLP URL Normal AppV, MSIX, PowerShell, Silent Deployment MVP Tim Mangan's site. 03.11.2018 Tim Mangan
794 Announcing PassiveInstall Blog Entry Normal PowerShell Automation, Passive, Silent, AppV5, Sequencing, Tools, Training A PowerShell Automation Framework for Application Packaging with Passive/Silent Installations. 03.11.2018 Tim Mangan
793 Tim Mangan's Blog Blogger Normal Blog, AppV, MSIX MVP Tim Mangan's blog on AppV, MSIX and more. 03.11.2018 Tim Mangan
792 CSS - A Complete Guide to Grid URL Normal CSS, Grid, Flex, Layout, Design Learn CSS Grid Layout 02.10.2018 Chris House
791 CSS - Grid by Example URL Normal CSS, Grid, Flex, Layout, Design Everything you need to learn CSS Grid Layout 03.11.2018 Rachel Andrew
790 CSS Grid – Table layout is back. Be there and be square Blog Entry Normal Flexbox, Grid, Layout, Design, HTML, CSS An aging blog on the new-ish CSS Grid. 01.01.2017 Surma
789 InstallShield Suite Updates – Get Your Customers on the Latest Version InstallShield Normal InstallShield Suite, InstallShield, Latest Version, Updates InstallShield Suite projects can now implement auto-update features. 03.11.2018 Flexera
788 Scott Hanselman's Blog Blogger High Technology Blogging Scott Hanselman's Blog. 03.11.2018 Scott Hanselman
787 ASP and ASP.NET Tutorials W3Schools.com Normal Classic ASP, ASP.NET Web Forms, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web Pages, ASP.NET API, ASP.NET Core ASP and ASP.NET are server side technologies that enable computer code to be executed by an Internet server. 03.11.2018 W3Schools
786 HTML - Unicode (UTF-8) Reference W3Schools.com Normal Symbols, Icons Some symbol values for HTML. 03.11.2018 W3Schools
785 HTML - UTF-8 Miscellaneous Symbols W3Schools.com Normal Symbols, Icons Some symbol values for HTML. 03.11.2018 W3Schools
784 HTML - Symbols W3Schools.com Normal Mathematical Symbols, Greek Letters, Other Entities Some symbol values for HTML. 03.11.2018 W3Schools
783 CSS Layout - The display Property W3Schools.com Normal CSS, Display Property, Div, Span, Layout, Page Display, None, Inline, Block, Flex, Grid, Contents, Table The crucial display property in CSS for the display of web pages. 03.11.2018 W3Schools
782 CSS Layout - The position Property W3Schools.com Normal CSS, Position Property, Div, Span, Layout, Page Display The crucial position property in CSS for the display of web pages. 03.11.2018 W3Schools
781 ASP.NET 5 is dead - Introducing ASP.NET Core 1.0 and .NET Core 1.0 Blog Entry Normal 19.01.2016 Scott Hanselman
780 The Sopranos - Carmela visits a therapist URL High Sopranos, Crime, Consequences "One thing you can never say, that you haven't been told." 18.11.2013 YouTube
779 SS64 Password Generator ss64.com Normal ss64.com, Password Generator, Strong Password, Online A password generator that can be used to generate strong online passwords. There are several flavors of the tool, click the top buttons for different number of password characters. 03.11.2018 ss64.com
778 Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah URL High Hallelujah In memory of Leonard Cohen. "There's a blaze of light in every word". "It is lonely here, there is no one left to torture". 03.11.2018 Leonard Cohen
777 2018 Peace Price: Nadia Murad, Denis Mukwege URL High Nadia Murad, Denis Mukwege, Finally Prize motivation: "for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict." 03.11.2018 nobelprize.org
776 Neil Young - Roger And Out URL High War, Death, Loss, Sacrifice "To absent friends in memory still bright". 03.11.2018 Neil Young
775 Windows CMD Shell Command Line Syntax ss64.com Normal Batch, Commands, Syntax Portal page for lots of CMD information. 02.11.2018 ss64.com
774 Windows on Github Github Normal Samples, Microsoft, Windows, Github A selection of various forms of samples on Github. 03.11.2018 Microsoft Github
773 Controlling Your Environment Makes You Happy Blog Entry Normal Joel da Baker, Giant Knife, Dough, Production Line, Bread Joel's war story from the trenches of bread production. 10.04.2000 Joel Spolsky
772 HTML Layouts W3Schools.com Normal HTML Layout, Page Display, HTML Tables, CSS Float, CSS Flexbox, CSS Framework, CSS Grid, Bootstrapper, W3.CSS There are five current ways to set up a HTML web-page layout. 03.11.2018 W3Schools
771 Fire And Motion Blog Entry High Flow, Distractions, Procrastination, Fire and Motion, Joel talks about flow, distractions and Microsoft's fire and motion strategy to keep people and companies busy and harmless against them. 06.01.2002 Joel Spolsky
770 The Joel Test: 12 Steps to Better Code Blog Entry High Source Control, Build Automation, Daily Build Process, Bug Database, Schedule, Spec, Working Environment, Tools, QA Joal lists a number of important aspects of successful software company operation. 09.08.2000 Joel Spolsky
769 The Law of Leaky Abstractions Blog Entry High Abstractions, Leaking, Leaky Abstractions, Design, Classes, Objects, Data Structures, TCP/IP Joel educates us on leaking abstractions - imperfect abstractions that break down - which plague the software business. 11.11.2002 Joel Spolsky
768 Abbr: Unicode and Character Sets Must Know (No Excuses!) Blog Entry High Unicode, Characters, No Excuses The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!) 08.10.2003 Joel Spolsky
767 Links to CSS Websites and Books Book Normal CSS, HTML, Reference Links to a number of CSS websites and books. 03.11.2018 emw3.com
766 CSS Reference - Cascading Style Sheets - A-Z emw3.com Normal CSS, HTML, Reference A condensed CSS reference focusing on the properties that are supported by the major web browsers. 03.11.2018 emw3.com
765 Polyfill Wikipedia Normal Polyfill, Legacy Browser In web development, a polyfill is code that implements a feature on web browsers that do not support the feature. 02.11.2018 Wikipedia
764 Windows Command Line Tools For Developers's Blog Blogger Normal Windows Command Line Tools, Blog Blog about Windows command line tools. 02.11.2018 Microsoft
763 GNU Coreutils URL Normal GNU, Utilities, Core Coreutils GNU. 03.11.2018 GNU
762 MakeCab.exe ss64.com Normal CAB, Compressed, Cabinet Create compressed .CAB file. A .CAB Cabinet file is a Lossless Data Compression format. 02.11.2018 ss64.com
761 Windows Locale ID Table ss64.com Normal Windows Locale ID Table, Locale description Windows Locale ID Table 02.11.2018 ss64.com
760 VbsEdit - VBScript Sample Gallery VbsEdit High VbsEdit, VBScript, Samples, Gallery A whole online sample library for VBScripts. VbsEdit is a commercial VBScript editor. Highly recommended. 02.11.2018 Aders?ft
759 VbsEdit - Microsoft Windows Script Technologies VbsEdit Normal Windows Scripting, VbsEdit, VBScript, ActiveScripting, Scripting Host Online documentation for Microsoft ActiveScripting. 02.11.2018 Aders?ft
758 Bogdan Mitrache's Advanced Installer Forum Posts Advanced Installer Normal Bogdan Mitrache, Answers, Advanced Installer Forum Advanced Installer maestro Bogdan Mitrache's answers in the Advanced Installer User Forum. 02.11.2018 Bogdan Mitrache
757 Learning Advanced Installer - Resources Advanced Installer Normal Advanced Installer, Tutorial, Help, KDB, Learning, Forums, YouTube A nice portal or landing page for Advanced Installer help material. 02.11.2018 Advanced Installer
756 codeproject.com URL Normal Coding Articles, Share Code, Technical Tips Top notch coding site for code-related articles. 02.11.2018 Codeproject
755 Exploring Advanced Installer Express free edition to convert legacy apps to UWP Blog Entry Normal Advanced Installer, MSIX, UWP 02.11.2018 Vigneshwaran
754 Vigneshwaran's Blog Blogger Normal MSIX, AppV AppV MVP Vigneshwaran's blog. 02.11.2018 Vigneshwaran
753 AppManagEvent 2018 session: The Future of Applications URL High MSIX, AppV, Presentation Presentation by Tim Mangan about MSIX, AppV and beyond. 29.10.2018 Tim Mangan
752 MSIX - Future Universal Packaging Format Blog Entry Normal MSIX MSIX - Future Universal Packaging Format. 02.11.2018 Vigneshwaran
751 Powershell Team Blog Blogger Normal PowerShell, Blog, Team The PowerShell team blog. 02.11.2018 Microsoft
750 How To Run a PowerShell Script ss64.com Normal GUI, Shortcut, Dot Sourcing, CMD Batch, There are many ways to run a PowerShell script. 02.11.2018 ss64.com
749 Advanced Installer - Using the Auto Updater Advanced Installer Normal Updater, Downloader, Auto-Update Quick run-down of how to use the Advanced Installer auto-update feature. 02.11.2018 Advanced Installer
748 Advanced Installer - Auto Updater Advanced Installer Normal Updater, Downloader, Auto-Update Tool to check for updates and install them using a predefined rule. Saves all the bugs you will introduce by making such a feature yourself. 02.11.2018 Advanced Installer
747 Using C++ DLL in Installscript Custom Action Stackoverflow Normal C++, DLL, Custom Action, Installscript, 1603, WINAPI, stdcall, __stdcall, cdecl, calling convention, c++ function declarations How to use a C++ dll from Installscript. 02.11.2018 Michael Urman
746 C# Debug folder when copied to another location does not run the exe Stackoverflow Normal Manifest file, procmon.exe, Dependencies Diagnosing launch problems. 03.01.2018 Stein Åsmul
745 Best Practices for Assembly Loading URL Normal Load contexts, Default Load Context, Load-From Context, No Context, Assembly loading and binding. 30.03.2017 Microsoft Docs
744 How the Runtime Locates Assemblies URL High Binding, Publisher policy file, Application configuration file, Machine configuration file, GAC, Assembly Binding Log Viewer (Fuslogvw.exe), Probing Assembly binding is not a trivial affair. 30.03.2017 Microsoft Docs
743 How to use the Regsvr32 tool and troubleshoot Regsvr32 error messages Microsoft Support Normal regsvr32.exe, Debug Problems, Elevated command prompt, Bitness Debug problems using regsvr32.exe for COM self-registration. 02.11.2018 Microsoft Support
742 vbsedit.com URL Normal VBScript, JavaScript, JScript 02.11.2018 Aders?ft
741 Kaspersky: forum.kaspersky.com Forum Normal Forum, Discussion, Malware Suite, Anti-Virus Discussion forum for Kaspersky security software. 02.11.2018 Kaspersky
740 Links to Powershell Websites, Utilities and Books ss64.com High PowerShell, Utilities, Books Links to Powershell Websites, Utilities and Books. 02.11.2018 ss64.com
739 C# Concepts: Value vs Reference Types URL Normal Value Type, Reference Type, By Value, By Reference On the difference between reference and value types. 02.11.2018 Joseph Albahari
738 List of Microsoft Windows versions URL Normal Microsoft, Windows, Release Versions, Official The released versions of Windows. 02.11.2018 Microsoft
737 Windows 10 release information URL Normal Microsoft, Windows 10, Release Versions, Official The released versions of Windows 10. 02.11.2018 Microsoft
736 Tiles for Desktop Applications Advanced Installer Normal Tiles, Desktop Applications New feature from Advanced Installer. 02.11.2018 Advanced Installer
735 Debug Desktop Bridge Apps with Advanced Installer Advanced Installer Normal Debug, Debugging, UWP Debug your desktop application inside an UWP app container (Desktop Bridge) using the Visual Studio 2015 and 2017 extension from Advanced Installer Professional edition, or higher. 05.05.2017 Bogdan Mitrache
734 Advanced Installer Support - Overview Advanced Installer Normal Advanced Installer, Support, Landing Page, Forum Landing Page for Advanced Installer support. 02.11.2018 Advanced Installer
733 Websites, Resource Kits, Books and Utilities ss64.com Normal Websites, Resource Kits, Books and Utilities Excellent site ss64.com has a page describing books, utilities and similar. 02.11.2018 ss64.com
732 Disk Partition Alignment Best Practices for SQL Server URL Normal Disc Partition Alignment, Best Practice, SQL Server Not maintained documentation as of 2018. Jimmy May, Denny Lee 02.11.2018 Microsoft
731 CMD - Categorized commands URL Normal CMD, Commands, Windows NT A categorized list of Windows CMD commands 02.11.2018 ss64.com
730 Ten LINQ Myths Article Normal LINQ, Myth, .NET LINQ myths investigated. 02.11.2018 Joseph Albahari
729 Threading in C# URL Normal Thread, Threading, .NET, C# Multi-threading 101. 02.11.2018 Joseph Albahari
728 Introduction to Advanced Installer Advanced Installer Normal Advanced Installer, MSI, MSIX, AppV, AppX, Setup.exe The leading deployment tool Advanced Installer. 02.11.2018 Advanced Installer
727 albahari.com URL Normal LinqPad, QueryExpress 02.11.2018 Joseph Albahari
726 LinqPad - Instantly test any C#/F#/VB snippet or program Tool Normal The .NET Programmer’s Playground. 02.11.2018 ss64.com
725 Log Parser 2.2 Tool Normal Log Parser, Log, Logging Universal log parser tool. 02.11.2018 Microsoft
724 ss64.org Forum High Forum, Discussion, ss64.org, ss64.com Discussion forum for ss64.com. 02.11.2018 ss64.com
723 SQL Server - Query Express (free, light-weight, single-file tool) Tool Normal Query Analyzer look-alike, Small, Free Query Express is a simple Query Analyzer look-alike, but being small and free it can be run where the SQL Server client tools are not installed or licensed. 02.11.2018 Joseph Albahari
722 SQL Server - SQL Server websites and books ss64.com Normal SQL Server, T-SQL, Books A collection of book links and other links for SQL Server. 02.11.2018 ss64.com
721 SQL Server - SQL Server Syntax ss64.com Normal 02.11.2018 ss64.com
720 CMD - Run with elevated permissions ss64.com Normal CMD, Elevation, Admin Rights, Elevated Permissions Launching batch files with elevation. 02.11.2018 ss64.com
719 Flexera Videos URL Normal InstallShield, Flexera, Videos Video channel of Flexera, makers of InstallShield and AdminStudio. 02.11.2018 Flexera
718 WiX DTF Mystery Solved Blog Entry Normal Deployment Engineering, WiX, DTF, Mystery Solved SFXCA: Failed to create new CA process via RUNDLL32. 30.10.2018 Chris Painter
717 Silently Installing .NET Framework: Legal??? Blog Entry Normal Deployment Engineering, Silently Installing Framework How-to go about .NET Prerequisite requirements. 30.10.2018 Chris Painter
716 RFC: SQL Scripts Are Almost Declared Evil Blog Entry Normal Deployment Engineering, RFC SQL Scripts Almost Declared Evil, Festivus Grievances, Informix, SQL Server configurations Painter Postulate: Database dependency injections in setup are evil. 30.10.2018 Chris Painter
715 Multiple Instance MSI's and InstallShield 12 Blog Entry Normal Installshield, Multi-Instance, MSI, MSINEWINSTANCE, Deployment Engineering, Multiple Instance MSI, InstallShield 12, Multi-Instance MSI does not handle multi-instance installation scenarios well. 30.10.2018 Chris Painter
714 Dynamic Windows Installer UI Blog Entry Normal Deployment Engineering, Dynamic Windows Installer UI, Temporary MSI Rows, DTF Controlling GUI via code. 30.10.2018 Chris Painter
713 Back To Basics - Installation Principles Blog Entry High Deployment Engineering, Basics Installation Principles,Packaging An excellent little rant on the basic installation principles. Good one Chris. 30.10.2018 Chris Painter
712 WiX Burn - tips/tricks Blog Entry Normal Neil Sleightholm, Blog, WiX, Burn, UpgradeCode Good tips for dealing with setup.exe WiX Bundles. 30.10.2018 Neil Sleightholm
711 WiX Bootstrapper Application and more Blog Entry Normal Neil Sleightholm, Blog, WiX, My Best Neil Sleighthoml's best content in one view. 30.10.2018 Neil Sleightholm
710 Customised UI's for WiX Blog Entry Normal Neil Sleightholm, WiX GUI, WiX Sample, Remove Dialog Neil Sleightholm Blog Customised UI WiX GUI 30.10.2018 Neil Sleightholm
709 Burn UI Customisations Blog Entry Normal Neil Sleightholm Blog Burn UI Customisations Smaple Burn custimization code. 30.10.2018 Neil Sleightholm
708 How To Create a WiX build machine Blog Entry Normal Neil Sleightholm Blog Create WiX build machine 30.10.2018 Neil Sleightholm
707 MSI Installing twice rather than upgrading with the same UpgradeCode Stackoverflow Normal Upgrade Code, MSI, Major Upgrade Major upgrade leaves two installed versions. 02.11.2018 Stein Åsmul
706 Twitter: Scott Guthrie Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 01.11.2018 Scott Guthrie
705 Scott Guthrie's Github Github Normal Github, Scott Guthrie Scott Guthrie's Github repository. 01.11.2018 Scott Guthrie
704 Windows Installer Development Tools MSDN High Orca.exe, Wilogutl.exe, PATCHWIZ.DLL, Msival2.exe, Msizap.exe, Msitran.exe, Msitool.mak, Msistuff.exe, Msimsp.exe, Msimerg.exe, Msiinfo.exe, Msifiler.exe, Msidb.exe, Msicert.exe, Instmsi.exe Windows Installer Development Tools 01.11.2018 Microsoft Docs
703 Scott Guthrie's Blog Blogger Normal Technology Blogging Scott Guthrie's Blog. 01.11.2018 Scott Guthrie
702 Jeff Atwood's Blog Blogger Normal Technology Blogging Jeff Atwood's Blog. 01.11.2018 Jeff Atwood
701 Robert Dickau's Blog / Site Blogger High MSI Tips, Math Wizardry, Solipsism Robert Dickau's site. 01.11.2018 Robert Dickau
700 Windows Installer (MSI) Tips and Notes URL High MSI Tips Robert Dickau's MSI tip collection. 01.11.2018 Robert Dickau
699 Steve Yegge's Blog Blogger Normal Blog Steve Yegge's blog. 01.11.2018 Steve Yegge
698 Joel Spolsky's Blog Blogger Normal Blog Joel Spolsky's blog. 01.11.2018 Joel Spolsky
697 Jon Skeet's Blog (Coding Blog) Blogger Normal Blog, C#, Skeet The official blog site for Jon Skeet of Stackoverflow fame. 15.09.2005 Jon Skeet
696 MicrosoftDocs/sysinternals Github Normal 01.11.2018 Microsoft Docs
695 https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs Github Normal Github, Microsoft Microsoft's Github repository for documents. The modern documentation service for Microsoft. 01.11.2018 Microsoft Docs
694 Microsoft Github Normal Github, Microsoft Microsoft's Github repository. 01.11.2018 Microsoft Github
693 FireGiant Github Normal Github, FireGiant FireGiant's Github repository. 01.11.2018 FireGiant
692 Mark Russinovich Github Normal Github, Mark Russinovich Mark Russinovich's Github repository. 01.11.2018 Mark Russinovich
691 Yan Sklyarenko Github Normal Github, Yan Sklyarenko Yan Sklyarenko's Github repository. 01.11.2018 Yan Sklyarenko
690 Peter Hizalev Github Normal Github, Peter Hizalev Peter Hizalev's Github repository. 01.11.2018 Peter Hizalev
689 Tim Mangan Github Normal Github, AppV, MSIX MVP Tim Mangan's Github repository. 01.11.2018 Tim Mangan
688 Chris Painter Github Normal Github, Chris Painter Chris Painter's Github repository. 01.11.2018 Chris Painter
687 Chris Painter's IsWiX Github Normal Github, Chris Painter Chris Painter's Github repository for the WiX open source front end IsWix. 01.11.2018 Chris Painter
686 Christian Bach's Table Sorter Github Normal Github, Christian Back, Table Sorter Christian Back's Github repository for the well-known Table Sorter JQuery / Javascript. 01.11.2018 Christian Bach
685 Christian Bach Github Normal Github, Christian Bach Christian Back's Github repositories. 01.11.2018 Christian Bach
684 Stein Åsmul Github Normal Github, Stein Åsmul Stein Åsmul's Github repositories. 01.11.2018 Stein Åsmul
683 Sean Hall Github Normal Github, Sean Hall Sean Hall's Github repositories. 01.11.2018 Sean Hall
682 Bob Arnson Github Normal Github, Microsoft, Bob Arnson Bob Arnson's Github repositories. 01.11.2018 Bob Arnson
681 Rob Mensching Github Normal Github, Microsoft, Rob Mensching Rob Mensching's Github repositories. 01.11.2018 Rob Mensching
680 Jason Ginchereau Github Normal Github, Microsoft, Jason Ginchereau Jason Ginchereau's Github repositories. 01.11.2018 Jason Ginchereau
679 Heath Stewart Github Normal Github, Microsoft, Heath Stewart Heath Stewart's Github repositories. 01.11.2018 Heath Stewart
678 UAC Elevation Behavior Differences Between Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 Stackoverflow Normal UAC, Elevation, Windows 7, Windows 10 Some differences in how the UAC works on Windows 7 versus Windows 10. 24.10.2015 magicandre1981
677 Create folder and file on Current user profile, from Admin Profile Stackoverflow Normal Deployment of Per-User Files, Per-Machine Template, ActiveSetup, Self-Repair, Database, Internal Defaults, Cloud, Download Dealing with per-user settings and data files has never been easy. 10.01.2018 Stein Åsmul
676 InstallShield Consumer Support Central Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Setup.exe, Deployment, Consumer, End User End user common technical support issues. 01.11.2018 InstallShield
675 Don’t use vbscript/jscript to write your custom actions! Blog Entry High Active Scripting Custom Actions, MSI, WiX On the topic of Active Scripting custom action problems. 07.02.2005 Aaron Stebner
674 Don’t use managed code to write your custom actions! Blog Entry High Managed Code Custom Actions, MSI, WiX, .NET, Managed Code, Custom Actions On the topic of managed code custom action problems. Managed code custom actions have many pitfalls. 10.03.2005 Aaron Stebner
673 Link to more details about the dangers of managed code custom actions in an MSI Blog Entry Normal Managed Code Custom Actions, MSI, WiX On the topic of managed code custom action problems. 20.04.2007 Aaron Stebner
672 Sysinternals Utilities Index Stackoverflow Normal Process Monitor, Dependency Scanner, AutoStart, Process Explorer, Etc... Overview / index page with brief descriptions of each tool from SysInternals. 01.11.2018 Microsoft Docs
671 Sysinternals Suite Download Stackoverflow Normal Process Monitor, Dependency Scanner, AutoStart, Process Explorer, Etc... Landing page with links to all the little SysInternals tools and also a download of the full suite. 01.11.2018 Microsoft Docs
670 Why is it a good idea to limit the use of custom actions in my WiX / MSI setups? Stackoverflow High Custom Actions, WiX, MSI, InstallShield, Custom Action Problems, Challenges There are many reasons why you should avoid custom actions. 12.09.2017 Stein Åsmul
669 Code Access Security Stackoverflow Normal Caspol.exe, Code Access Security The Code Access Security system has been deprecated in .NET framework 4.0. 01.11.2018 Wikipedia
668 MSI Install on Terminal Server - getting error Custom Action Server rejected - Wrong Context Stackoverflow Normal Terminal Server, Custom Actions, Impersonation, Self-Repair Lockdown, Terminal Server Aware Custom Actions Terminal server packaging has unique challenges. 31.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
667 Simple WiX Custom Action in Custom UI Ends Prematurely with Windows 7 Stackoverflow Normal CustomAction.config, Custom Action, Target .NET Version, Properties Targeting the right .NET version. 09.05.2018 Stein Åsmul
666 1984 Horror Normal Big Brother, New Speak, Ministry of Love and Understanding The master class society? 01.11.2018 Wikipedia
665 The InstallExecuteSequence table contains an action 'RemoveExistingProducts' that is declared in two different locations Stackoverflow Normal InstallExecuteSequence, RemoveExistingProducts, Major Upgrades Duplicate RemoveExistingProducts actions in InstallExecuteSequence. 25.08.2014 Stein Åsmul
664 WiX: How do I show the EULA agreement UI during an upgrade? Stackoverflow Normal WiX, MSI, GUI, Major Upgrade How to show an upgrade warning for major upgrades? 29.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
663 VBScript (and Jscript) MSI CustomActions suck Blog Entry High Custom Actions, VBScript, JavaScript, MSI, Problems Rob Mensching is not fond of Active Scripting custom actions. 20.05.2004 Rob Mensching
662 User Account Control Wikipedia Normal UAC, Permissions, Elevation, Privilege, Admin Rights The UAC is an important part of new Windows versions, and it works in mysterious ways. 01.11.2018 Wikipedia
661 Setup cannot set correct folder permission for %ProgramData%\MyFirm\MyApp on WinServer2012+. Stackoverflow Normal Logging, ACL, Permissions, Privilege, NT Privilege Why does the permissioning not appear to be correct on all OSs? 01.11.2018 Stein Åsmul
660 Comparison of programming languages Stackoverflow Normal Comparison, Programming Languages Wikipedia article comparing programming languages. 01.11.2018 Wikipedia
659 Wix Tools update uses old custom actions Stackoverflow Normal Custom Actions, Conditions, Major Upgrade, Testing Conditions, File Deployment Strategy. Testing complex custom action conditions and discussing ways to avoid such complexity. 22.12.2017 Stein Åsmul
658 Yan Sklyarenko's Blog Blogger Normal WiX, MSI, WPF Yan Sklyarnko's blog on WiX, WPF and other topics. 01.11.2018 Yan Sklyarenko
657 Error 4: SELECT `Message` FROM `Error` WHERE `Error` = 1707 (also 1709) Stackoverflow Normal WiX, MSI, Error Debugging MSI errors. 21.08.2014 Nicolas Raoul
656 How to debug an MSI Custom Action that is implemented in Javascript? Stackoverflow Normal JavaScript, JScript, Custom Action, Debug, Debugging How to debug an MSI Custom Action that is implemented in Javascript? 23.11.2009 Cheeso
655 Active Scripting Stackoverflow Normal Active Scripting, VBScript, JScript, JavaScript Just a link to Wikipedia on Active Scription. Handy reminder. 22.11.2018 Wikipedia
654 The first thing I do with an MSI log Blog Entry High MSI, Log, msiexec.exe The simple and quick way to scan an MSI log file for error messages. 02.08.2010 Rob Mensching
653 You receive an "error 1603: A fatal error occurred during installation" error message when you try to install a Windows Installer package Microsoft Support Normal 1603, Fatal Error, Debugging Debugging a 1603 error message. 21.05.2018 Microsoft Support
652 Windows Installer fails on Win 10 but not Win 7 using WIX Stackoverflow Normal Crazytalk, Excessive Musings, Managed Code Custom Actions, PowerShell, C++ An out-of-control discussion of types of custom actions and runtime requirements and problems. Native code, Managed code, PowerShell, etc... 05.09.2017 Stein Åsmul
651 Managed Code CustomActions, no support on the way and here's why Blog Entry Normal Managed Code Custom Actions, Problems, Unsupported, Technical Challenges Managed code custom actions are problematic. 19.04.2007 Rob Mensching
650 Troubleshooting Exceptions: System.BadImageFormatException MSDN Normal System.BadImageFormatException, Win32, AnyCPU, Bitness, 32-bit, 64.bit, Platform, PEVerify A BadImageFormatException exception is thrown when the file image of a DLL or executable program is not valid. 01.11.2018 Microsoft
649 How to edit a MST file using PowerShell ITNinja Normal MST, PowerShell, Edit How to edit a MST file using PowerShell 28.11.2012 itninja.com
648 Application Virtualization - App-V - explained short and sweet Advanced Installer Normal AppV, App-V, Virtualization, Advanced Installer, Sandbox, Isolation Application virtualization virtualizes applications to run in a sandbox, rather than vitualizing the whole operating system. 01.11.2018 Advanced Installer
647 How to prevent .msi file extraction? Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WPF, Extraction, setup.exe Can file extraction be prevent from MSI files? And how is extraction performed? 01.11.2018 Stein Åsmul
646 Advanced Installer FAQs Advanced Installer Normal Bootstrapper, Custom Action, Errors, UI, Upgrade, Advanced Installer, LaunchConditions, Prerequisites, Files and Folders, Java, SQL, Digital Signatures, Analytics, AppX, UWP, Miscellaneous The main FAQ landing page for Advanced Installer. Access FAQs of varius kinds for their products. 01.11.2018 Advanced Installer
645 How can I compare the content of two (or more) MSI files? Serverfault Normal setup.exe, MSI, WiX, Extract, Compare MSI Files, dark.exe, InstallShield, Wise, Advanced Installer Compare the content of MSI files. Written for system administrators. See entry 75 for the same information written for developers. 11.02.2018 Stein Åsmul
644 Advanced Installer - EXE setup file Advanced Installer Normal Advanced Installer, setup.exe Help documentation on how to handle Advanced Installer-generated setup.exe files. 01.11.2018 Advanced Installer
643 How can I use powershell to run through an installer? Stackoverflow Normal Windows Installer PowerShell Module, PowerShell, Install, msiexec.exe, setup.exe How to install software with PowerShell. 14.09.2017 Stein Åsmul
642 Install software using command prompt start command with target directory Stackoverflow Normal Setup.exe, MSI, Install Installing a setup.exe. Prefer other entries - this one is here for completeness. 15.01.2018 Stein Åsmul
641 Wise setup.exe switches Stackoverflow Normal Setup.exe, Parameters, Switches How to deal with an old Wise-built setup. Many legacy setups are still packaged with Wise, even if Wise has been off market for some times now. 01.11.2018 Bob Kelly
640 Powershell - Installing MSI files Github Normal PowerShell, MSI, Install Installing MSI files via PowerShell. Also search for "Heath Stewart" for his PowerShell github modules repository. 21.10.2016 Kevin Marquette
639 MSDN msiexec.exe command line MSDN Normal msiexec.exe, Command Line, Install, Uninstall, Parameters, Switches The msiexec.exe command line is legendary for its quirkiness and complexity. 01.11.2018 Microsoft Docs
638 Advanced Installer's summary of the msiexec.exe command line Advanced Installer Normal msiexec.exe 01.11.2018 Advanced Installer
637 Uninstall and Install App on my Computer silently Stackoverflow Normal Silent Install, Silent Uninstall, MSI, Unattended, Setup.exe, WiX, MSIX, UWP Silent uninstall of various kinds. 01.04.2018 Stein Åsmul
636 InstallShield Setup.exe Command-Line Parameters in PDF format Article Normal PDF, Setup.exe, Command Line Parameters, Installation, Install An aging overview of command line parameters for InstallShield setups, with samples. Not finished towards the end it seems. Note sure of origin data, adding with today's date. 01.11.2018 Bob Kelly
635 InstallShield, different types of projects, setup.exe flavors and Suite projects Stackoverflow Normal Suite Project, Setup.exe, InstallShield, Project Types, Basic, Installscript, MSI, Silent How to deal with different types of InstallShield projects, and the setup.exe setups that they create. 27.02.2018 Stein Åsmul
634 Uninstalling an InstallShield Installscript MSI program using C# silently Stackoverflow Normal SMS, Silent Install, MSI, InstallShield Command line to uninstall an InstallShield Installscript MSI program using C# silently. 16.08.2018 Stein Åsmul
633 unattended.sourceforge.net/installers.php Tool Normal Silent Install, Unattended Install, Repackaging, AutoIt Aging but OK site on various forms of silent deployment. 01.11.2018 Unattended
632 Create MSI from extracted setup files Stackoverflow High WiX, MSI, File Extraction, Repackaging, Admin Image, InstallShield, Wise, Suite, Silent Installation, Setup.exe A de-tour through repackaging, file extraction, silent running, silent install, etc... An odd piece that grew into something strange over time. Also see second answer in "thread". 21.08.2018 Stein Åsmul
631 IsWiX - Chris Painter's WiX front end URL Normal WiX, MSI, Tools WiX front end tool for WiX markup generation. Open source: IsWiX 01.11.2018 Chris Painter
630 How to create install for window service in visual studio Stackoverflow Normal WiX, Service, Install, Uninstall, Problems With Visual Studio Installer Projects WiX sample for installing services. 01.11.2018 Stein Åsmul
629 Github: IsWiX tutorials Github High WiX, Service, Install, Uninstall WiX sample for installing services. 11.08.2017 Chris Painter
628 Github - How to create a Windows Service with WiX Github Normal WiX, Service, Install, Uninstall WiX sample for installing services. 21.05.2013 Robs79
627 Is it possible to safely remove ScheduleReboot from msi? Stackoverflow Normal Reboot, ScheduleReboot, ReallySuppress, Unexpected Reboot, Restart Manager, msiexec.exe The ScheduleReboot action is a dangerous action if conditioned improperly, the whole action can normally be removed from the setup. 01.11.2018 Stein Åsmul
626 ss64.com - SUBINACL.exe ss64.com Normal ACE, ACL, DACL Display or modify Access Control Entries (ACEs) for file and folder Permissions, Ownership and Domain - on NTFS drives. 30.10.2018 ss64.com
625 How to ScheduleReboot in wix only if several sessions are opened Stackoverflow High ScheduleReboot, FileInUse, Reboot, ReallySuppress, Eliminate Reboot Prompts, Silent Install, Unexpected Reboot, Detect Multiple Logons, Terminal Server Detecting whether many users are logged on at the same time. 25.05.2012 Stein Åsmul
624 Is there a really-really-really-don't-reboot parameter for msiexec? Superuser Normal ScheduleReboot, FileInUse, Reboot, ReallySuppress, Eliminate Reboot Prompts, Silent Install, Unexpected Reboot Be careful with your measures intended to prevent reboot. 25.05.2012 Various
623 Reboot on install, Don't reboot on uninstall Stackoverflow Normal ScheduleReboot, FileInUse, Reboot, Eliminate Reboot Prompts, Silent Install, Unexpected Reboot Poor conditioning of the ScheduleReboot action can trigger spontaneous reboot in silent installation scenarios. 17.02.2018 Stein Åsmul
622 In-use files not updated by MSI-installer (Visual Studio Installer project) Stackoverflow Normal FileInUse, Reboot, RestartManager, Logging, Eliminate Reboot Prompts, Silent Install, MSI, In-Use Files, Reboot Manager There are many ways to try and avoid reboot prompts or file in use dialogs. In-use files not updated. Reboot manager. RestartManager, Visual Studio Setup Projects. 17.07.2018 Stein Åsmul
621 Windows Installer-Avoid FileinUse dialog box when Installing a package Stackoverflow High FileInUse, Reboot, RestartManager, Eliminate Reboot Prompts, Silent Install There are many ways to try and avoid reboot prompts or file in use dialogs. Very comprehensive, but over the top. 19.06.2018 Stein Åsmul
620 VBScript - WScript.Quit ss64.com Normal VBScript, ActiveScripting How to exit a VBScript script. 30.10.2018 ss64.com
619 UAC - Disable or Limit popup prompts ss64.com Normal UAC, Prompts, secpol.msc, User Account Control To view or adjust the settings for UAC, type secpol.msc into Start-Run to open the Local Security Policy snap-in. 30.10.2018 ss64.com
618 VBScript - Commands ss64.com Normal VBScript Commands A list of VBScript Commands. 30.10.2018 ss64.com
617 CMD - User Shell Folders ss64.com Normal User Shell Folders Windows CMD 30.10.2018 ss64.com
616 PowerShell - Unblock-File ss64.com Normal Unblock-File PowerShell Computer Topics Shell Extension 30.10.2018 ss64.com
615 Subinacl.exe - Modify Access Control Entries ss64.com Normal Subinacl, Modify Access Control Entries, Admin Rights Some PowerShell cmdlets and Windows commands such as REG ADD and SUBINACL have to be run from an elevated prompt, there are several ways of doing this. 30.10.2018 ss64.com
614 Powershell - Run with elevated permissions ss64.com Normal PowerShell, Elevation, Admin Rights, Elevated Permissions Launching PowerShell scripts with elevation. 30.10.2018 ss64.com
613 VBScript - ShellExecute ss64.com Normal ShellExecute VBScript 30.10.2018 ss64.com
612 CMD - Robocopy Exit Codes ss64.com Normal Robocopy Exit Codes Windows CMD Workspace ErrorLevel 30.10.2018 ss64.com
611 CMD - Syntax : Escape Characters, Delimiters and Quotes ss64.com Normal Delimiters, Escape Characters, Quotes Handling special characters. 30.10.2018 ss64.com
610 PowerShell - Syntax ss64.com High PowerShell Syntax Reference 30.10.2018 ss64.com
609 PowerShell - Commands ss64.com Normal PowerShell commands Workspace Must Read 30.10.2018 ss64.com
608 CMD - Permissions and Privileges ss64.com Normal Permissions Privileges Windows CMD 30.10.2018 ss64.com
607 CMD - Parameters / Arguments ss64.com Normal Parameters Arguments Windows CMD 30.10.2018 ss64.com
606 SQL Server - A-Z Index of SQL Server ss64.com Normal SQL Server Database 2005, Index 30.10.2018 ss64.com
605 MSIX - Biggest Update for Windows Installer Advanced Installer Normal MSIX, MSI, Advanced Installer 30.10.2018 Advanced Installer
604 Msiexec.exe - Windows installer ss64.com Normal Msiexec, Windows installer, CMD 30.10.2018 ss64.com
603 VBScript - isBlank NULL empty IsNumeric ss64.com Normal isBlank, NULL, empty, IsNumeric, VBScript 30.10.2018 ss64.com
602 CMD - If - Conditionally perform command ss64.com Normal If, Conditionally perform command, CMD, ErrorLevel 30.10.2018 ss64.com
601 CMD - gpupdate - Group Policy ss64.com Normal gpupdate, Group Policy Windows CMD, Current Password Change 30.10.2018 ss64.com
600 CMD - Findstr - search across line breaks ss64.com Normal Findstr search across line breaks, Windows, CMD 30.10.2018 ss64.com
599 Rainer Stropek's Github repositories Github Normal Github, Rainer Stropek Rainer Stropek's Github repositories. 03.11.2018 Rainer Stropek
598 CMD - EnableDelayedExpansion ss64.com Normal EnableDelayedExpansion Windows CMD 30.10.2018 ss64.com
597 Devcon.exe ss64.com Normal Devcon Windows CMD 30.10.2018 ss64.com
596 CMD - Dequote / remove quotes ss64.com Normal Dequote remove quotes Windows CMD ss64 30.10.2018 ss64.com
595 PowerShell - Common Parameters ss64.com Normal Common Parameters PowerShell Computer Topics Shell Extension 30.10.2018 ss64.com
594 CMD - Command Redirection ss64.com Normal Command Redirection, Pipes, Windows Batch How to redirect command output. 30.10.2018 ss64.com
593 CMD - Variable edit replace ss64.com Normal CMD Variable edit replace Windows Sfc ss64 Use the syntax below to edit and replace the characters assigned to a string variable. 30.10.2018 ss64.com
592 PowerShell - Clear-ItemProperty ss64.com Normal Clear-ItemProperty PowerShell Computer Topics Shell Extension Delete the value of a property (e.g. a registry value) but not the property itself. 30.10.2018 ss64.com
591 VBScript - objShell.Run ss64.com Normal VBScript, objShell.Run Run an external Command: objShell.Run. 30.10.2018 ss64.com
590 Installsite.org's InstallShield InstallScript Samples, Tools & Tips Landing Page High Tools, Tips, Installsite, InstallShield, Examples, Samples, Code, Installscript Installsite.org's landing page for InstallShield and MSI samples and documentation. 30.10.2018 Stefan Krüger
589 Installer created by VS 2008 deployment project fails with error “System.BadImageFormatException” Stackoverflow Normal Bitness, 32/64, 32-bit, 64-bit, Corrupted, Configuration, app.config, Visual Studio Deployment Project, VSProj What can cause System.BadImageFormatException? 16.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
588 CMD - Error Level ss64.com Normal Error levels, Batch, Command Line, CLI Almost all applications and utilities will set an Exit Code when they complete / terminate. 30.10.2018 ss64.com
587 Tools Overview - Windows Installer Resources for System Administrators Tool High Application Repackaging, Capture, Conversion, MSI, Setup.exe, AdminStudio, Flexera, Advanced Installer Architect Beyond setup creation tools, there are several tools for system administrators designed to convert legacy installers to MSI or AppV or to customize MSI setups for deployment. 30.10.2018 Stefan Krüger
586 Tools Overview - MSI Deployment / Packaging Tools Tool High MSI, AppX, AppV, MSIX A handful of major tools exist to create MSI installers, and several further tools that can be used. 30.10.2018 Stefan Krüger
585 Tools Overview - Non-MSI Deployment / Packaging Tools Tool High Setup.exe, Non-MSI, Legacy Package, Legacy Installer There are several non-MSI based tools you can use to create installers. 30.10.2018 Stefan Krüger
584 Xeam Visual Installer Tool Normal MSI, WiX, Bootstrapper Bootstrapper to create advanced WPF GUI - with animation - for WiX generated setups. 30.10.2018 Xeam
583 iswix.com Tool Normal MSI Deployment Tool. Open Source. Based on the WiX toolset. Maintained by deployment expert Chris Painter. 30.10.2018 Chris Painter
582 instedit.com Tool Normal MSI Free MSI Viewer. A commercial variant with a few further features. 30.10.2018 instedit.com
581 advancedinstaller.com Tool High MSI, AppX, MSIX, AppV, ThinApp, Etc... Major Deployment Tool. 30.10.2018 Advanced Installer
580 Bitrock InstallBuilder Tool High Setup.exe, Bitrock, Installer, Deployment Tool One of the lesser known deployment tools. 30.10.2018 Bitrock
579 firegiant.com Tool High MSI, AppX, MSIX Major Deployment Tool. Commercial branch of the open source WiX toolkit. 30.10.2018 FireGiant
578 WiX Toolset Tool High MSI, AppX, MSIX Major Deployment Tool. Open Source. 30.10.2018 WiX Toolset
577 pacesuite.com Tool High MSI, AppX, MSIX Major Deployment Tool. 30.10.2018 pacesuite.com
576 installshield.com Tool High MSI, AppX, MSIX Major Deployment Tool. 30.10.2018 InstallShield
575 Why does my installer not run while using the /norestart flag? Stackoverflow Normal REBOOT, Suppress, Restart, msiexec.exe, setup.exe How to prevent an InstallShield setup.exe from triggering an unexpected reboot in silent mode. 30.10.2018 stackoverflow.com
574 WiX - WiX KDB (FireGiant) WiX Normal WiX, KDB, Online, MSI, MSIX, AppX FireGiant's WiX knowledge database. FireGiant is WiX's commercial branch. 30.10.2018 FireGiant
573 WiX - Bug Tracker Github Normal WiX, Online, BugDB, MSI, MSIX, AppX WiX bug tracker, now hosted on github.com. 30.10.2018 WiX Toolset
572 WiX - Tutorial (FireGiant) WiX Normal WiX, KDB, Online, MSI, FireGiant, Tutorial The WiX tutorial originally created by a WiX user (Gábor), now hosted by FireGiant. FireGiant is WiX's commercial branch. 30.10.2018 FireGiant
571 WiX - Reference Manual WiX Normal WiX, Online, MSI, MSIX, AppX WiX's Reference Manual. The best resource for WiX available. Also available in CHM help file format. 30.10.2018 WiX Toolset
570 WiX - Documentation Home WiX Normal WiX, Online, MSI, MSIX, AppX Landing page for WiX documentation and resources. 30.10.2018 WiX Toolset
569 WiX - wixtoolset.org WiX Normal WiX, MSI, MSIX, AppX The WiX Toolset is an XML-based way to compile MSI, MSIX and AppX setup files. 30.10.2018 WiX Toolset
568 Download Microsoft SDK Versions URL Normal Microsoft, SDK, Download Download the Microsoft SDK (included with Visual Studio). 30.10.2018 Microsoft Developers
567 MSI SDK - Online Documentation Microsoft Docs Normal MSI SDK, Reference, MSI API Landing page for MSI SDK documentation. 30.10.2018 Microsoft Docs
566 msifaq.com Reference Normal Deployment, Packaging, MSI, InstallShield Stefan Krüger's site for deployment questions, articles and discussion. 30.10.2018 msifaq.com
565 itninja.com URL Normal Deployment, Packaging, MSI, InstallShield, WiX, Advanced Installer Bob Kelly's site for deployment questions, articles and discussion. 30.10.2018 itninja.com
564 installsite.org URL Normal Deployment, Packaging, MSI, InstallShield Stefan Krüger's site for deployment questions, articles and discussion. 30.10.2018 Stefan Krüger
563 MagNumDB Reference Normal Magical Number Database, Guids, CLSID, Defines, SDK Constants, Error Codes, Interface ID A comprehensive, online database of Microsoft SDK information of various types. 30.10.2018 MagNumDB
562 ss64.com ss64.com High System Administration, Reference, Samples, Command Lines, Tools, PowerShell, Cmd.exe, Batch General purpose system administrator reference site. A winner for its simplicity and no-nonsense approach to getting the job done. 30.10.2018 ss64.com
561 cppreference.com Reference Normal C++, Reference, Samples A good site for C++ users. 30.10.2018 C++ Reference
560 pinvoke.net Reference Normal pinvoke, Win32, .NET, COM Reference site for pinvoke in .NET. 30.10.2018 pinvoke.net
559 Microsoft Developer code samples Code Sample High MSDN, Code, Samples, Example Microsoft's developer code samples. 30.10.2018 MSDN
558 JavaScript RegExp Reference Reference Normal RegEx, Sample, Example, JavaScript W3School's RegEx Javascript reference. Comes in handy. 30.10.2018 W3Schools
557 phpliveregex.com Tool Normal RegEx, Search, String RegEx generators can be found online. Here is one example. 30.10.2018 phpliveregex.com
556 buildregex.com Tool Normal RegEx, Search, String RegEx generators can be found online. Here is one example. 30.10.2018 buildregex.com
555 regexr.com Tool Normal RegEx, Search, String RegEx generators can be found online. Here is one example. 30.10.2018 regexr.com
554 guidgenerator.com Tool Normal GUID, Generate, Online This online GUID generator can come in handy. 30.10.2018 guidgenerator.com
553 live.sysinternals.com URL Normal Share, Tools, Live, Download Live share of SysInternals tools for downloading the latest versions of the tools in the SysInternals suite. 30.10.2018 Mark Russinovich
552 forums.adobe.com Forum Normal Adobe, Forum, Forums Many forums for different Adobe products. 30.10.2018 Adobe
551 Flexera's Landing Page for Customer Support Support Resources Normal Flexera, Documentation, Forums, KDB, Knowledge Database Flexera's landing page for customer support. 30.10.2018 Flexera
550 Dell Community Forum Normal Forum, Dell, Hardware Forum for Dell users. 30.10.2018 Dell Community
549 forum.jquery.com Forum Normal JQuery, JavaScript, Web, Html Forum for JQuery, the Javascript library for development of HTML web-pages. 30.10.2018 JQuery
548 forum.qt.io Forum Normal Qt, GUI, Development, Cross Platform Development, Signals and Slots, QString The Qt C++ multi-platform SDK for application and GUI development. Used for Google Earth, Paint Shop Pro, and many more. 30.10.2018 Qt
547 SysInternals TechNet Forums Forum Normal SysInternals, Mark Russinovich Discussion board for the SysInternals suite of hard-core Windows tools used to debug or diagnose "anything" on Windows. 30.10.2018 Mark Russinovich
546 forum.sysinternals.com (moved to TechNet Forums) Forum Normal SysInternals, Mark Russinovich Discussion board for the SysInternals suite of hard-core Windows tools used to debug or diagnose "anything" on Windows. 30.10.2018 Mark Russinovich
545 advancedinstaller.com/forums Forum High Advanced Installer, Forums Discussion board for Advanced Installer - the commercial deployment tool with some free features included. 30.10.2018 Advanced Installer
544 community.installshield.com Forum High Forum, InstallShield, InstallAware, Flexera Forums for the Flexera tools InstallShield, InstallAware, and more. 30.10.2018 InstallShield Community
543 stackoverflow.com Forum High Stackoverflow, MSI, WiX, Advanced Installer, PACE Suite, BitRock, Oracle, Qt The world's leading developer site also has questions about deployment tools and issues. 30.10.2018 stackoverflow.com
542 itninja.com/question Forum High InstallShield, General, Package Tips, Forums Bob Kelly's site. 30.10.2018 itninja.com/question
541 forum.installsite.net Forum High Installsite, MSI, InstallShield Independent setup consultant Stefan Krüger's InstallShield-centric community forums for packaging and deployment. 30.10.2018 Stefan Krüger
540 Setup.exe Return Values and Run-Time Errors (InstallScript Projects) InstallShield Normal Flexera, InstallShield, Setup.exe, Run-Time Errors, InstallScript The range of error messages returned from InstallScript setup.exe files. 01.01.2018 Flexera
539 Twitter: Rob Mensching Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 30.10.2018 Rob Mensching
538 Twitter: Chris Painter Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 30.10.2018 Chris Painter
537 Twitter: Bob Kelly Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 30.10.2018 Bob Kelly
536 Twitter: InstallShield Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 30.10.2018 InstallShield
535 Twitter: Stefan Krüger Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 30.10.2018 Stefan Krüger
534 Twitter: Bogdan Mitrache Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 30.10.2018 Bogdan Mitrache
533 Twitter: Heath Stewart Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 30.10.2018 Heath Stewart
532 Twitter: ITNinja Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 30.10.2018 ITNinja
531 Twitter: FireGiant Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 30.10.2018 FireGiant
530 Twitter: PACE Suite Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 30.10.2018 PACE Suite
529 Twitter: Remko Weijnen Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 30.10.2018 Remko Weijnen
528 Twitter: Flexera Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 30.10.2018 Flexera
527 Twitter: Ginny Caughey Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 30.10.2018 Ginny Caughey
526 Twitter: Steven Thomas Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 30.10.2018 Steven Thomas
525 Twitter: Priya Saxena Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 30.10.2018 Priya Saxena
524 Twitter: Scott Hanselman Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 30.10.2018 Scott Hanselman
523 Twitter: J. Michael Straczynski Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 30.10.2018 J. Michael Straczynski
522 Twitter: Jeff Atwood Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 30.10.2018 Jeff Atwood
521 Twitter: Timothy Mangan Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 30.10.2018 Tim Mangan
520 Twitter: Grady Booch Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 30.10.2018 Grady Booch
519 Twitter: Rory Monaghan Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 30.10.2018 Rory Monaghan
518 Twitter: Simon Kuestenmacher Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 30.10.2018 Simon Kuestenmacher
517 Twitter: Advanced Installer Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 30.10.2018 Advanced Installer
516 Twitter: Robert Dickau Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 30.10.2018 Robert Dickau
515 Twitter: Vigneshwaran Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 30.10.2018 Vigneshwaran
514 Twitter: Bob Arnson Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 30.10.2018 Bob Arnson
513 Twitter: Stein Åsmul Twitter Account Normal Twitter, Profile Twitter profile page. 30.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
512 Stackoverflow User: Bogdan Mitrache Stackoverflower Normal Stackoverflower, Profile Stackoverflow profile page. 30.10.2018 Bogdan Mitrache
511 Stackoverflow User: Tom Blodget Stackoverflower Normal Stackoverflower, Profile Stackoverflow profile page. 30.10.2018 Tom Blodget
510 Stackoverflow User: Wim Coenen Stackoverflower Normal Stackoverflower, Profile Stackoverflow profile page. 30.10.2018 Wim Coenen
509 Stackoverflow User: Chris Painter Stackoverflower Normal Stackoverflower, Profile Stackoverflow profile page. 30.10.2018 Chris Painter
508 Stackoverflow User: Stefan Krüger Stackoverflower Normal Stackoverflower, Profile Stackoverflow profile page. 30.10.2018 Stefan Krüger
507 Stackoverflow User: John M. Wright Stackoverflower Normal Stackoverflower, Profile Stackoverflow profile page. 30.10.2018 John M. Wright
506 Stackoverflow User: Stein Åsmul Stackoverflower Normal Stackoverflower, Profile Stackoverflow profile page. 30.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
505 Stackoverflow User: Sean Hall Stackoverflower Normal Stackoverflower, Profile Stackoverflow profile page. 30.10.2018 Sean Hall
504 Stackoverflow User: Rob Mensching Stackoverflower Normal Stackoverflower, Profile Stackoverflow profile page. 30.10.2018 Rob Mensching
503 Stackoverflow User: Bob Arnson Stackoverflower Normal Stackoverflower, Profile Stackoverflow profile page. 30.10.2018 Bob Arnson
502 Stackoverflow User: Raymond Chen Stackoverflower Normal Stackoverflower, Profile Stackoverflow profile page. 30.10.2018 Raymond Chen
501 Stackoverflow User: Yan Sklyarenko Stackoverflower Normal Stackoverflower, Profile Stackoverflow profile page. 30.10.2018 Yan Sklyarenko
500 Stackoverflow User: Andreas Grech Stackoverflower Normal Stackoverflower, Profile Stackoverflow profile page. 30.10.2018 Andreas Grech
499 Stackoverflow User: Dirk Vollmar Stackoverflower Normal Stackoverflower, Profile Stackoverflow profile page. 30.10.2018 Dirk Vollmar
498 Stackoverflow User: Marek Stackoverflower Normal Stackoverflower, Profile Stackoverflow profile page. 30.10.2018 Marek
497 Stackoverflow User: Michael Urman Stackoverflower Normal Stackoverflower, Profile Stackoverflow profile page. 30.10.2018 Michael Urman
496 Stackoverflow User: Phil Wilson Stackoverflower Normal Stackoverflower, Profile Stackoverflow profile page. 30.10.2018 Phil Wilson
495 Stackoverflow User: Hans Passant Stackoverflower Normal Stackoverflower, Profile Stackoverflow profile page. 30.10.2018 Hans Passant
494 Stackoverflow User: Sascha Beaumont Stackoverflower Normal Stackoverflower, Profile Stackoverflow profile page. 30.10.2018 Sascha Beaumont
493 Priya Saxena's Blog Blogger Normal MSIX, AppV, AppX, Deployment Blogger involved in MSIX and new deployment developments. 30.10.2018 Priya Saxena
492 Advanced UI and Suite/Advanced UI Setup.exe Command-Line Parameters InstallShield Normal Setup.exe, Update.exe, Parameters, InstallShield, MSI, Suite, Advanced UI The official documentation for setup.exe and update.exe InstallShield launchers for Advanced UI or Suite project - it is different from their normal setup.exe launcher - which is unfortunate indeed. 01.01.2018 Flexera
491 Setup.exe and Update.exe Command-Line Parameters InstallShield Normal Setup.exe, Update.exe, Parameters, InstallShield, MSI The official documentation for setup.exe and update.exe InstallShield launchers. 01.01.2018 Flexera
490 B is for Bundle and that's good enough for me Blog Entry Normal Cookie Monster, Mensching, Good Enough For Me, B is for Bundle Rob Mensching channels the cookie monster and applies its philosophy to Burn. 25.06.2012 Rob Mensching
489 Windows Installer Scripting Examples Microsoft Docs Normal MSI API, COM, VBScript, Samples, MSI SDK The list of the MSI API VBScript samples included in the Windows SDK. 31.05.2018 Stein Åsmul
488 Comprehensive list of command line flags/options for Burn/bootstrapper in WiX Stackoverflow Normal Burn, Command line flags / options, Documentation, Bundle, Setup.exe What are the flags avaialble for a Burn setup.exe bundle? 03.06.2018 John M. Wright
487 Using Srvany to run an application as a Windows Service? Core Technologies Normal SrvAny.exe, WhatsUp.exe, Service A proprietary alternative to SrvAny.exe 30.10.2018 Core Technologies
486 Writing Data to MSI Database Stackoverflow Normal DTF, Binary Table, Update, Script, C# Writing Data to MSI Database. 28.01.2013 Yan Sklyarenko
485 Wix installer to replace INSTSRV and SRVANY for user defined service installation Stackoverflow Normal SC.exe, InstSrv.exe, Installer Class Custom Actions, SrvAny.exe, ServiceInstall, ServiceControl, NodeJs script as a service A sample in WiX for using SrvAny.exe to run a NodeJs script as a service. 15.05.2014 Chris Painter
484 Short Service Start Check List (How exactly does the WiX 'Service Install' work internally?) Stackoverflow Normal Service, Startup, Blocking, Locking, Security Software, Logging, SC.exe A shortened list of issues to check for service startup problems. 12.04.2018 Stein Åsmul
483 How do I avoid distributing sensitive information in my MSI by accident? Stackoverflow High Sensitive Information, Hard Coded Values, Debug Dialogs, IP Addresses, Server URLs, Debug only message box There is a high risk of spreading sensitive information or erroneous settings with your MSI or setup package if you don't put proper measures in place to avoid it. 17.01.2018 Stein Åsmul
482 Microsoft Debugging Environments Microsoft Docs High Visual Studio, WinDbg, KD, NTKD, CDB, NTSD Six available debugging environments with WDK & Visual Studio. Visual Studio W/integrated Windows debugger, Microsoft Windows Debugger (WinDbg), Microsoft Kernel Debugger (KD), NTKD, Microsoft Console Debugger (CDB), Microsoft NT Symbolic Debugger (NTSD) 23.05.2017 Microsoft Docs
481 Debugging Using CDB and NTSD Microsoft Docs Normal Microsoft Console Debugger (CDB), Microsoft NT Symbolic Debugger (NTSD) User-Mode Process, Dump File, Symbol Path - how to perform basic debugging tasks using the Microsoft Console Debugger (CDB) and Microsoft NT Symbolic Debugger (NTSD). 28.11.2017 Microsoft Docs
480 Links to GNU/Linux Websites and Books ss64.com Normal Linux, GNU, Websites, Books A long list of Linux books and websites. 22.11.2018 ss64.com
479 Restarting windows service during WIX upgrade Stackoverflow Normal Service, Minor Upgrade, Permanent Component, Managed Service Account, Late REP, Service MSI, Major Upgrade How to avoid re-installing a service, but rather just restart it during upgrades. Just keywords and overview. 09.06.2018 Stein Åsmul
478 SC.exe ss64.com Normal Service Control, Create, Start, Stop, Query, Delete, Install, Manage Service Control - Create, Start, Stop, Query or Delete any Windows SERVICE. The command options for SC are case sensitive. 30.10.2018 ss64.com
477 How to run an installation in /silent mode with adjusted settings Stackoverflow High Install, Set Parameters, Silent Install, Repackaging, Extraction, Standard Packaging Format, Proprietary Packaging Formats, Customize Standard Package How to install any setup with customized settings. Several different options. No silver bullets. 14.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
476 Various ways to create a transform (How to convert an MSM file into an MSI file on the command line? Doing this with the Windows Installer SDK, or COM) Stackoverflow Normal COM, Win32, Transforms, InstallShield, Advanced Installer, Orca, DTF, .NET There are many ways to create an MSI transform: COM, .NET / DTF, Win32, Tools. 19.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
475 Advanced Installer: Create and edit an MST file Advanced Installer Normal MST, Advanced Installer, Create MST How to create a transform with Advanced Installer. 30.10.2018 Advanced Installer
474 Apply a default transform with Burn (Wix burn doesn't allow to remove file) Stackoverflow Normal Transform, Burn, Properties, Payload Example, Hello WiX Burn, Basic Burn How to apply a transform for an MSI that is part of a Burn bundle. 16.06.2018 Stein Åsmul
473 How to Grant Users Rights to Manage Services (Start, Stop, Etc.) Forum Normal Services, Manage, Start, Stop How to have regular users deal with services. 22.11.2011 Patris_70
472 NTRIGHTS.exe (2003 Resource Kit) ss64.com Normal NT Rights, Privileges, A list of NT Privileges and what they mean. And the NTRights.exe tool from the Resource Kit. 30.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
471 Adding install location in installdir to Registry key in installshield 2018 Stackoverflow Normal Persisting Properties, Registry, MSI, WiX, InstallShield, Persisting INSTALLDIR Properties must be specifically persisted in MSI. Links to information on the topic. Persisting properties in the registry using InstallShield. 20.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
470 CodeRush Tool Normal Code Refactoring, Code Debugging, Improved InstalliSense Leading tool to help refactor and improve code. 23.10.2018 DevExpress
469 Visual C++ Team Blog Blogger Normal Visual C++, Visual Studio The blog for the Visual C++ Team. 30.10.2018 Visual C++ Team
468 Introducing the Universal CRT Blog Entry Normal Universal CRT, Runtime, C++, Visual Studio, EXE, Merge Module, VCRedist Complications in the distribution of the Universal CRT. 03.03.2015 James McNellis, Raman Sharma
467 Wix - ServiceControl start takes four minutes to fail, should be 30 sec Stackoverflow Normal Service, Slow Startup, Timeout, Failure A messy answer on slow service startup. Also read the other answers. 15.05.2018 Stein Åsmul
466 Wix Service Installer sometimes fails to install or start (quick debugging) Stackoverflow Normal Service, MSI, WiX, Start Debugging, Startup Failure The short-list of debugging a service that will not start. Not very inclusive, just keywords. 11.05.2018 Stein Åsmul
465 L10N/M10N: Localization minimization Blog Entry Normal Localization, WiX, MSI On WiX localization strings. 06.02.2013 Bob Arnson
464 WiX (Windows Installer Xml), Create universal variables Stackoverflow Normal Preprocessor Variables, Localization Variables, Include Files, Burn Variables, $(var.Variable), !(loc.LanguageLcid) The difference between preprocessor-, localization- and burn variables. 21.05.2018 Stein Åsmul
463 Adding entries to MSI UpgradeTable to remove related products Stackoverflow Normal Major Upgrade, Upgrade Table, Remove, Multiple Removals How to author the upgrade table to remove several pre-existing installations of different products? 11.08.2018 Stein Åsmul
462 Write to file as Different User Stackoverflow Normal Impersonation, Other User, Emulation Running impersonated, or in other words as another user. 02.06.2014 Stein Åsmul
461 Major Upgrade without uninstallation of Windows Service Stackoverflow Normal Service, Credentials, Major Upgrade, Preserve, Uninstall Trying to preserve service credentials during upgrade. 20.11.2017 Phil Wilson
460 Wix: Windows Service sometimes uninstalled when upgrading Stackoverflow Normal Service, Credentials, Major Upgrade, Preserve, Uninstall, Managed Service Account, Little Bobby Void, Blank GUID, Early REP, Permanent Component, Custom Action Backup, Service Only MSI, Minor Upgrade Trying to preserve service credentials during upgrade. 16.05.2018 Stein Åsmul
459 UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path is denied Stackoverflow Normal Access Denied, Elevation, System Context, Custom Actions Short descriptions of how only part of an MSI installation happens in elevated mode. 26.06.2018 Stein Åsmul
458 Windows 7, Services ss64.com Normal Windows 7, Services An overview of what services are in Windows 7 - and what they do. 30.10.2018 ss64.com
457 Unselected Feature Being Installed Stackoverflow Normal ADDLOCAL, REMOVE, Features, Feature Level, Feature Condition, INSTALLLEVEL, MsiGetFeatureState, MsiSetFeatureState, MigrateFeatureStates Controlling feature selection in various ways. Comprehensive overview. 27.05.2018 Stein Åsmul
456 How to install feature based on the property set in custom action? Stackoverflow Normal ADDLOCAL, REMOVE, Features, Feature Level, INSTALLLEVEL, MsiGetFeatureState, MsiSetFeatureState Controlling feature selection in various ways. Quick summary. 27.03.2018 Stein Åsmul
455 WmiExplorer.exe Github Normal WMI, .NET, Explorer Excellent WMI tool. Check Releases tab for latest binary release. 06.10.2017 Vinay Pamnani
454 On Preprocessor Constructs in WiX - (Wix Installer : Setting component condition property when doing a MSIEXEC admin install at command line) Stackoverflow High Feature Conditions, Precompiler Variables, Constructs, Features, Setup.exe, Launcher Another case where the answer might go off into the wilderness when you consider what the question was, but this is a piece on WiX precompiler constructs, features and splitting up setups. 26.03.2018 Stein Åsmul
453 WIX If…else condition using registry Stackoverflow Normal Feature Conditions, Conditions, Precompiler Variables, INSTALLLEVEL, Level=0 The difference between precompiler variables and feature conditions and beyond. 29.03.2018 Stein Åsmul
452 General deployment debugging (The setup process in windows fails access denied when trying to create “uc.micro” folder) Stackoverflow High Locking, Blocking, Corrupted, Unexpected, Localization, General Deployment Debugging Somewhat out of context for question, but a summary of general deployment problems. 25.01.2018 Stein Åsmul
451 General deployment debugging (Visual Studio installer fails on AspNetDiagnosticPack.msi) Stackoverflow High Reboot, Logging, Application Lauch Debugging, Service Start, Different User, Locking, Blocking, Corrupted, Unexpected, General Deployment Debugging, Deployment Mnemonic Somewhat out of context for question, but a summary of general deployment problems. 23.04.2018 Stein Åsmul
450 Windows Installer Team Blog (long since abandoned) Blogger Normal MSI, Windows Installer, SDK The team behind Windows Installer. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
449 Failing condition WiX Stackoverflow Normal LaunchConditions, FeatureCondtions, Feature, Level=0, INSTALLLEVEL LaunchConditions must always evaluate to true for the setup to be able to install / run. 17.04.2018 Stein Åsmul
448 CryptoAPI Tools - Tools to Create, View, and Manage Certificates Tool Normal MakeCert.exe, Cert2SPC.exe, CertMgr.exe CryptoAPI Tools are tools to perform common certificate management tasks. 31.05.2018 Microsoft Github
447 CryptoAPI Tools - Tools to Sign Files and Check Signatures Microsoft Docs Normal MakeCat.exe, SetReg.exe, SignTool.exe Use to sign files digitally, to confirm signatures on files, and to create catalog files. 31.05.2018 Microsoft Github
446 MakeCert (deprecated) Tool Normal Certificates, Signing, X.509 Certificate Creates an X.509 certificate (file, system certificate store, or both). MakeCert.exe has been deprecated in favor of the Powershell Cmdlet New-SelfSignedCertificate. 31.05.2018 Microsoft Github
445 HTML - W3C Markup Validation Service Tool Normal HTML, Validate, Standard Tool to check the markup (HTML, XHTML, ...) of Web documents. 29.10.2018 W3C.org
444 Common .NET Libraries for Developers MSDN Normal Core Classes, .NET, C#, Managed Code The most crucial parts of the .NET library. The core classes most developers use. 01.02.2002 Microsoft Github
443 Calling a .NET Component from a COM Component MSDN High COM, Interop, .NET, Managed Code, Assemblies Using Assemblies from COM. 01.01.2002 Mike Gunderloy
442 Calling COM Components from .NET Clients MSDN High COM, Interop, .NET, Managed Code, Assemblies Using COM components from managed code. 01.11.2001 Mike Gunderloy
441 Registering a CPP dll into COM after installation using Wix Msi installer Stackoverflow Normal COM, .NET, Assembly, regasm.exe, tlbexp.exe, tlbimp.exe, gacutil.exe, procmon.exe, Dependency Walker Crazytalk. This is one of those answer that turned into a lot of detail organically. Not good. Not terrible either. 13.12.2017 Stein Åsmul
440 Winres.exe (Windows Resource Localization Editor) .NET SDK Tool Normal Localize, Windows Forms, UI, GUI A visual layout tool that helps localization experts localize Windows Forms user interface (UI) resources used by forms. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
439 Winmdexp.exe (Windows Runtime Metadata Export Tool) .NET SDK Tool Normal Windows Runtime Metadata, Module Transforms a .NET Framework module into a file that contains Windows Runtime metadata. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
438 Tlbimp.exe (Type Library Importer) .NET SDK Tool Normal COM, Assembly, .NET, CLR Converts type definitions in a COM type library into equivalent definitions in a common language runtime assembly. Outputs assembly with runtime metadata from original type library. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
437 Tlbexp.exe (Type Library Exporter) .NET SDK Tool High CLR, Type Library, COM Generates a type library that describes the types defined in a common language runtime assembly. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
436 Storeadm.exe (Isolated Storage Tool) .NET SDK Tool Normal Isolated Storage, Stores The Isolated Storage tool lists or removes all existing stores for the current user. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
435 SqlMetal.exe (Code Generation Tool) .NET SDK Tool Normal LINQ, SQL Generates code and mapping for the LINQ to SQL component of the .NET Framework. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
434 SOS.dll (SOS debugging extension) .NET SDK Tool Normal Debug, Managed Code, VS, WinDbg.exe, CLR, Windows Driver Kit (WDK) Helps debug managed programs in Visual Studio and in the Windows debugger (WinDbg.exe) by providing information about the internal Common Language Runtime (CLR) environment. This tool requires your project to have unmanaged debugging enabled. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
433 Sn.exe (Strong Name Tool) .NET SDK Tool Normal Strong Name, Signature, Verification Helps sign assemblies with strong names. Sn.exe provides options for key management, signature generation, and signature verification. Strong names are for unique identity, not security as such. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
432 SignTool.exe (Sign Tool) .NET SDK Tool Normal Signature, Verification, Time Stamps, Certificates Digitally signs files, verifies signatures in files, and time-stamps files. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
431 SecAnnotate.exe (.NET Security Annotator Tool) .NET SDK Tool Normal Assembly, SecurityCritical, SecuritySafeCritical Identifies the SecurityCritical and SecuritySafeCritical portions of one or more assemblies. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
430 Resgen.exe (Resource File Generator) .NET SDK Tool Normal Common Language Runtime Resource Files, RESX, Text Converts text (.txt or .restext) files and XML-based resource format (.resx) files to common language runtime binary (.resources) files that can be embedded in a runtime binary executable or satellite assembly. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
429 Regasm.exe (Assembly Registration Tool) .NET SDK Tool High Assembly, COM, Managed Code Call Assembly as COM. Reads the metadata within an assembly and adds the necessary entries to the registry, which allows COM clients to create .NET Framework classes transparently. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
428 Peverify.exe (PEVerify Tool) .NET SDK Tool Normal MSIL, Type Safety, Metadata Helps determine if MSIL code and metadata meet type safety requirements (For MSIL developers - compiler, script engine, etc...). Some compilers generate verifiably type-safe code only if you avoid using certain language constructs. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
427 Ngen.exe (Native Image Generator) .NET SDK Tool High Native Image, Cache, Performance Improves performance of managed applications by making native, CPU-specific images. Native image cache. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
426 Mpgo.exe (Managed Profile Guided Optimization Tool) .NET SDK Tool Normal Optimize Assemblies, Native Image Generator, Profile Data, Scenarios Optimize the native image assemblies that are created by the Native Image Generator (Ngen.exe). This tool enables you to run training scenarios that generate profile data. The Native Image Generator (Ngen.exe) uses this data to optimize its generated native image application assemblies. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
425 Mgmtclassgen.exe (Management Strongly Typed Class Generator) .NET SDK Tool Normal WMI, Managed Code, Assembly Enables you to quickly generate an early-bound managed class for a specified Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) class. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
424 MDbg.exe (.NET Framework Command-Line Debugger) - (NuGet only) .NET SDK Tool Normal Debug, Debugging, Bug Fixing Uses the runtime debugging API to provide debugging services. Managed code only. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
423 Best .NET build tool Stackoverflow Normal NAnt, MSBuild, .NET, Automation, Build, FinalBuilder What is the best tool for .NET build automation? 19.08.2008 Peter Meyer
422 MageUI.exe (Manifest Generation and Editing Tool, Graphical Client) .NET SDK Tool Normal Deployment Manifest, Application Manifest UI-Version of mage.exe. Create, edit, and sign deployment and application manifests. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
421 Mage.exe (Manifest Generation and Editing Tool) .NET SDK Tool Normal Application Manifest, Deployment Manifest, Edit, Assemblies Supports the creation and editing of application and deployment manifests. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
420 Lc.exe (License Compiler) .NET SDK Tool Normal Licensing, Binary Output, Compile, Embedded, Resource Reads text files that contain licensing information and produces a binary file that can be embedded in a common language runtime executable as a resource. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
419 Installutil.exe (Installer Tool) .NET SDK Tool High CLI, Installer Methods, Installer Components, Assemblies, Self-Registration, System.Configuration.Install Command-line utility that allows you to install and uninstall server resources by executing the installer components in specified assemblies. System.Configuration.Install namespace. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
418 Ildasm.exe (IL Disassembler) .NET SDK Tool Normal PE, IL, Text File Takes a portable executable (PE) file that contains intermediate language (IL) code and creates a text file suitable as input to Ilasm.exe. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
417 Ilasm.exe (IL Assembler) .NET SDK Tool Normal Generate PE, Intermediate Language, IL, Metadata Generates a portable executable (PE) file from intermediate language (IL). 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
416 Gacutil.exe (Global Assembly Cache Tool) .NET SDK Tool High GAC, Strong Name, Assemblies, Download Cache, Global Assembly Cache Allows you to view and manipulate the contents of the global assembly cache and download cache. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
415 Fuslogvw.exe (Assembly Binding Log Viewer) .NET SDK Tool High Logging, Binding, Errors, TypeLoadExeception Displays details for assembly binds - helps diagnose why the .NET Framework cannot locate an assembly at run time. Often: wrong location, invalid image, mismatched version numbers or cultures. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
414 CorFlags.exe (CorFlags Conversion Tool) .NET SDK Tool Normal Header, PE, Portable Executable Allows you to configure the CorFlags section of the header of a portable executable image. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
413 Clrver.exe (CLR Version Tool) .NET SDK Tool Normal CLR Version, CLR The CLR Version tool (Clrver.exe) reports all the installed versions of the common language runtime (CLR) on the computer. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
412 Certmgr.exe (Certificate Manager Tool) .NET SDK Tool Normal Certificates, Trust Lists, Revocation Lists The Certificate Manager tool (Certmgr.exe) manages certificates, certificate trust lists (CTLs), and certificate revocation lists (CRLs). 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
411 Cert2spc.exe (Software Publisher Certificate Test Tool) .NET SDK Tool Normal Certificate, Testing Creates a Software Publisher's Certificate (SPC) from one or more X.509 certificates. Cert2spc.exe is for test purposes only. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
410 Caspol.exe (Code Access Security Policy Tool) .NET SDK Tool Normal Security, Policy, Machine, User, Enterprise The Code Access Security (CAS) Policy tool (Caspol.exe) enables users and administrators to modify security policy for the machine policy level, the user policy level, and the enterprise policy level. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
409 Aximp.exe (Windows Forms ActiveX Control Importer) .NET SDK Tool Normal Type Declarations, Definitions, ActiveX, COM, Windows Forms The ActiveX Control Importer converts type definitions in a COM type library for an ActiveX control into a Windows Forms control. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
408 Al.exe (Assembly Linker) .NET SDK Tool Normal .NET, Assembly, Manifest Generates a file with assembly manifest from one or more files that are either modules or resource files. A module is an intermediate language (IL) file that does not have an assembly manifest. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
407 Regsvcs.exe (.NET Services Installation Tool) .NET SDK Tool Normal .NET, Service, COM+, Registration, Type Library, Tool .NET Services Installation Tool. Loads, registers an assembly. Generates, registers, and installs a type library into a specified COM+ application. Configures services that you have added programmatically to your class. 29.10.2018 Microsoft Github
406 Administrator's Introduction to Application Repackaging and Software Deployment using Windows Installer Book High MSI, WiX, Repackaging, Application Packaging On the black-art of application repackaging by two industry leaders. 21.11.2002 Bob Baker, Robert Dickau
405 WiX: A Developer's Guide to Windows Installer XML Book Normal MSI, WiX A practical book on the WiX Toolset. 18.10.2010 Nick Ramirez
404 Books For Setup Developers Book High MSI, WiX, Windows, Technology, Deployment, Installers, Setup.exe Installsite.org's list of books for deployment professionals. 29.10.2018 Stefan Krüger
403 Mark Russinovich's Blog Blogger High Microsoft, Windows, Security, Malware, Debugging, System Mark Russinovich is the creator and maintainer of the legendary Sysinternals Tools Suite. 29.10.2018 Mark Russinovich
402 Windows Sysinternals Tools Suite Tool High Microsoft, Windows, Debugging, Analysis, Malware Analysis, Anti-Malware The well-known Windows Sysinternals Tools Suite is a must-have for technology and deployment professionals. The range of functionality is astonishing. 29.10.2018 Mark Russinovich
401 Scanning for dependencies (Which winform project files should be packed up into the installer) Stackoverflow High Application Launch Debugging, MSI, WiX, Dependency, Depends.exe, NDepend, dumpbin, ProcMon, Process Explorer There are many tools you can use to scan for dependencies. Here are a few with brief descriptions. 21.08.2018 Stein Åsmul
400 How to add a dependent folder for a Wix burn bootstrapper exepackage Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX, Burn, Dependency Adding dependent files to Burn bundles. 14.04.2015 Sean Hall
399 Google Translate: Look up those hard words or translate whole sentences (can also use browser for latter). Tool Normal Translate, Writing, Resource, Online Tool We all need a good dictionary or translation tool. 29.10.2018 Google
398 WinDirStat: Find space hogs - the things that fill up your hard drive Tool Normal Microsoft, Windows, Disk Cleanup, Disk Space, Disc Tool to visualize what files take up a lot of disk space. 29.10.2018 WinDirStat.net
397 VirusTotal.com: Check Files and URLs Tool High Malware, False Positives, Setup, Application, Security, Online Tool Virustotal.com helps determine if you are dealing with malware. Also use to prevent false-positives for your setup and application. 29.10.2018 virustotal.com
396 Raymond Chen speaks Norwegian and Swedish! Blog Entry Normal Fun, Torsken, Cod, Currency, Video The cod has arrived! Fish and chips? Cod or pollack? 29.10.2018 Raymond Chen
395 dependencywalker.com Tool Normal Dependencies, Microsoft, Windows, Win32, depends.exe Ancient, but good tool to check for Win32 dependencies. Outdated in some areas. See "Dependencies.exe" as well. Wikipedia 29.10.2018 Steve P. Miller
394 Dependencies.exe Github Normal Dependencies, Microsoft, Windows, Win32, Open Source, Tool An open-source modern Dependency Walker. Supporting API-Sets and Side-by-side assemblies. Check the "Releases" tab for download. Wikipedia (towards bottom). 29.10.2018 lucasg
393 WixUIExtension.dll could not be loaded Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX A common WiX compilation error. 29.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
392 InstallShield - Prevent registry values to be overwritten by patch during upgrade? URL Normal MSI, InstallShield, Overwrite Behavior, Registry Resetting of registry values during upgrade scenarios is an MSI anti-pattern. 07.09.2018 Stein Åsmul
391 ROOTDRIVE is not modifying the destination directory URL Normal MSI, WiX ROOTDRIVE is an odd Windows Installer concept. 28.06.2007 Symantec
390 Windows Installer evaluates ROOTDRIVE to local drive with less free memory space => why? Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX, Festivus Grievance, ROOTDRIVE, Directory Resolution The mysterious MSI directory resolution discussed, with links that might be better. 28.09.2018 Stein Åsmul
389 Google Preview: The Old New Thing: Practical Development Throughout the Evolution of Windows Book High Windows, Microsoft, Backwards Compatibility, Technical Raymond Chen wrote a book. Some extras: Errata. Bonus chapter 1, Bonus chapter 2. Publisher. 27.12.2006 Raymond Chen
388 Okay, I changed my mind, I wrote a book after all Blog Entry High Windows, Microsoft, Backwards Compatibility, Technical Raymond Chen changed his mind and wrote a book. 07.12.2006 Raymond Chen
387 Google Preview: The Definitive Guide to Windows Installer Book High MSI, WiX, InstallShield, Orca, Advanced Installer, Visual Studio Installer Project Phil Wilson's primer on MSI. 03.03.2005 Phil Wilson
386 APress: The Definitive Guide to Windows Installer Book High MSI, WiX, InstallShield, Orca, Advanced Installer, Visual Studio Installer Project Phil Wilson's primer on MSI. 03.03.2005 Phil Wilson
385 Rob Mensching's Old Blog Blogger High MSI, WiX, Blog, Deployment Blog Essential blog for deployment topics. 29.10.2018 Rob Mensching
384 Rob Mensching's Blog Blogger High MSI, WiX, Blog, Deployment Blog Essential blog for deployment topics. 29.10.2018 Rob Mensching
383 Bob Arnson's Blog Blogger High MSI, WiX, Blog, Flight Simulator, Deployment Blog Essential blog for deployment topics. 29.10.2018 Bob Arnson
382 FireGiant's Blog Blogger High MSI, WiX, Blog, Deployment Blog Essential blog for deployment topics. 29.10.2018 Firegiant
381 Chris Painter's Old Blog Blogger Normal MSI, Blog, InstallShield, WiX, Deployment Blog Essential blog for deployment topics. 29.10.2018 Chris Painter
380 Chris Painter's Blog Blogger High MSI, Blog, InstallShield, WiX, Deployment Blog Essential blog for deployment topics. 29.10.2018 Chris Painter
379 Stefan Krüger's Blog Blogger High MSI, Blog, Installsite, InstallShield, Deployment Blog Essential blog for deployment topics. 29.10.2018 Stefan Krüger
378 Bogdan Mitrache's Blog / Technical Articles Blogger High MSI, Blog, Advanced Installer, Deployment Blog Essential blog for deployment topics. 29.10.2018 Bogdan Mitrache
377 Peter Marcu's Blog Blogger Normal MSI, Blog, Deployment Blog Essential blog for deployment topics. 29.10.2018 Peter Marcu
376 Flexera InstallTalk Blog Blogger Normal MSI, Blog, Flexera, InstallShield, Deployment Blog Essential blog for deployment topics. 29.10.2018 Flexera
375 Neil Sleightholm's Blog Blogger Normal MSI, Blog, WiX, Deployment Blog Essential blog for deployment topics. 29.10.2018 Neil Sleightholm
374 Heath Stewart's Blog Blogger High MSI, Blog, WiX, Microsoft, Deployment Blog Essential blog for deployment topics. 29.10.2018 Heath Stewart
373 Alex Shevchuk's Blog Blogger Normal MSI, Blog, WiX, Microsoft, Deployment Blog Essential blog for deployment topics. 29.10.2018 Alex Shevchuk
372 Aaron Stebner's Blog Blogger Normal MSI, Blog, WiX, Microsoft, Deployment Blog Essential blog for deployment topics. 29.10.2018 Aaron Stebner
371 Raymond Chen's Blog Blogger High MSI, Windows, Backwards Compatibility, Legacy, Core OS, Microsoft Raymond Chen - Micosoft's backwards compatibility guru - and beyond. 30.03.2017 Raymond Chen
370 Apress/def-guide-to-win-installer Github High MSI, Wilson, WiX, WiX Samples, Essential Reading MSI Expert Phil Wilson's source code repository for his book "The Definitive Guide to Windows Installer". 30.03.2017 Phil Wilson
369 Can Visual Studio Projects work for large projects? (Visual Studio Publish Project Into One Simple Installer) Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Visual Studio Installer Projects, Problems Visual Studio Installer projects have many problems, and they don't scale well. 22.12.2017 Stein Åsmul
368 Are Visual Studio Setup projects suitable for complex setups? Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Visual Studio Installer Projects, Problems Visual Studio Installer Projects do not scale well. 20.03.2010 Chris Painter
367 Windows SDK 10 can not find .pcp file Stackoverflow Normal PCP, Patching, MSI, Template, WiX, MSM, Patch Including MSM in patch. The template patch creation file (PCP) appears to be missing in action. Alternatives provided. 23.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
366 Wix Bootstrap prevent temp directory use Stackoverflow Normal Temp Folder, Security Problem, Blocking, Burn, WiX, Group Policy WiX Burn bundle blocked by Kaspersky anti-virus. Also Group Policy interference is possible. 25.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
365 Batch script to install MSI Stackoverflow Normal Batch, MSI, Silent Install, msiexec.exe How to install MSI files silently in batch files, a simple overview. 10.08.2014 Stein Åsmul
364 Silent installation of a MSI package Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Silent Install, msiexec.exe How to install an MSI silently in the simplest possible way. 17.10.2017 Stein Åsmul
363 Programmatically detect MSI package being installed Stackoverflow Normal MSI API, Upgrade, MSI, WiX How to detect if an existing, related MSI product is installed? 28.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
362 Remove component with in next update in WiX Stackoverflow Normal WiX, MSI, Component, Cleanup, Remove Cleaning up a broken deployment with stray components. 18.06.2018 Stein Åsmul
361 Dysfunctional GUIDs - what can be done? Fun Normal GUIDs, MSI Dysfunctional GUIDs have plagued the business for some time. 13.06.2018 Stein Åsmul
360 Roadmap for Device and Driver Installation Microsoft Docs High Drivers, Roadmap, MSI, DPInst.exe The road map for driver installation from Microsoft. 20.04.2017 Microsoft Github
359 Windows Drivers Installs are changing (WiX silent install unable to launch built in EXE) Stackoverflow High Windows Hardware Dev Center dashboard, DPInst.exe, DIFx, Windows Update, WiX Driver Element Driver installation is changing and Microsoft wants drivers distributed by Windows Update. 14.08.2018 Stein Åsmul
358 Windows 10 not detecting on installshield Stackoverflow High MSI, Windows 10, Version, Evergreen, Versionlessness The Windows Version is not always reported as expected in Windows 10. This is a "best-effort summary". 18.03.2018 Stein Åsmul
357 Frequently Asked Questions About COM and Windows Installer (MSI) / Application Packaging Symantec Normal COM, .NET, MSI, Application Packaging, GAC, Strong Naming A summary of various issues around COM, .NET etc... 04.11.2011 piyushnasa
356 Microsoft Best Practices on Packaging Symantec Normal MSI, Components, Rules, Best Practice Best practice on component creation for MSI. 16.10.2007 R-Vijay
355 Application Packaging: Basics and Benefits Symantec Normal MSI, Components, Primer, 101, Overview A pretty comprehensive overview of MSI. 09.11.2007 R-Vijay
354 How to deploy the InstallShield MSI without having to run Setup.exe Symantec Normal MSI, Setup.exe, Installscript, SMS, SCCM, AD Installscript MSI files must be modified and ripped apart to install properly silently. 06.04.2011 Symantec
353 Understanding Windows Installer File Versioning rules Symantec Normal REINSTALLMODE, File Versioning Rules, MSI, msiexec.exe, Upgrades The MSI file versioning rules can be very counterintuitive to deal with. 15.05.2006 Symantec
352 Use of DpInst for Driver Applications Symantec Normal DPInst.exe, MSI, Drivers DPInst.exe to install drivers with Wise (off market by now). 21.06.2009 nac
351 How to Access Windows Installer Property in Deferred Execution Symantec Normal DLL Custom Action, MSI, Deferred Mode Accessing properties in deferred mode is a legendary challenge for MSI developers. 02.05.2007 Harsh Mokal
350 Creating DLL Custom Actions Symantec Normal DLL Custom Action, MSI The basics of creating a C++ custom action. 22.04.2008 Scot Curry
349 Installing Device Driver Symantec Normal DPINST.exe, MSI, Custom Action Installing drivers is changing, this is the older approach now. 06.05.2009 Deepanshu
348 Understanding Error 1603: Fatal Error During Installation Symantec Normal MSI, msiexec.exe, Error 1603 Understanding Error 1603: various causes. 15.10.2007 R-Vijay
347 How to create a detailed installation log file for the Microsoft Installer Symantec Normal MSI, Logging, msiexec.exe Description of how to do logging in MSI. 28.01.2010 Symantec
346 "Files in Use" and "Restart Manager" Symantec Normal Restart Manager, Files In Use, FilesInUse Dialog, MSI Files in Use and Restart manager are two big features of Windows Installer 4. 09.11.2007 R-Vijay
345 A Guide to MSI Healing Symantec Normal Self-Healing, MSI, Self-Repair, Resiliency Various ways to add HKCU keys. 17.09.2007 WiseUser
344 c:\Windows\System32 Files Explained Symantec Normal System32, Files, Explanation Explanation of the files installed in System32. 07.12.2009 erikw
343 During .MSI installation: Error 1935: An error occurred during the installation of assembly component. Symantec Normal Assembly, Strong Name, Error The assembly specified in the error message is not strongly named. 17.12.2009 Symantec
342 How merge module upgrades? Stackoverflow Normal Merge Modules, MSI, Upgrades Merge Modules are part of the MSI they are merged with during the build process. 19.08.2009 Michael Urman
341 How does Windows Installer close an application during uninstall? Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Close Applications, RestartManager, Reboot RestartManager is supposed to prevent reboot requirements by closing down applications instead of triggering reboot. 10.05.2018 Michael Urman
340 Single MSI to install correct 32 or 64 bit c# application Stackoverflow High Single MSI, Bitness, 32-Bit, 64-Bit Separate packages are needed for different bitness. 16.09.2010 Michael Urman
339 InstallShield Build Automation - Different Approaches and mechanisms Stackoverflow Normal IsCmdBuild.exe, Automation Interface, VBScript, Automation InstallShield can be automated in various ways. 10.10.2013 Michael Urman
338 Find GUID From MSI File Stackoverflow Normal Package Code, ProductCode, and UpgradeCode, MSI, InstallShield, WiX, Advanced Installer The basic GUIDs of an MSI file. 29.06.2012 Michael Urman
337 Programmatically extract contents of InstallShield setup.exe Stackoverflow High File Extract, Setup.exe, MSI, InstallShield A quick overview of various ways to extract files from InstallShield setup.exe files. 01.01.2012 Michael Urman
336 what makes MSI to choose HKLM/SOFTWARE over HKLM/SOFTWARE/Wow6432Node Stackoverflow Normal Bitness, 32-Bit, 64-Bit, Hive 64-Bit setups can contain 32-bit components. 17.11.2016 Phil Wilson
335 On package GUIDs in MSI and WiX Stackoverflow Normal Package GUID, MSI, WiX Package GUIDs must always be unique. Why they are exposed, I don't know. 26.04.2015 Stein Åsmul
334 A quick introduction: Create an MSI installer with WiX Stackoverflow Normal WiX, MSI, Hello Wix, Hello World This ancient tutorial is still pretty good at showing a basic "Hello WiX" sample. 08.12.2010 Moak
333 RegSpy Installsite.org High Registry, MSI, WiX, InstallShield, Advanced Installer RegSpy.exe by Phil Wilson allows you to extract COM registration information from binaries - both DLLs and EXE files. 26.10.2001 Phil Wilson
332 CMD - An A-Z Index of the Windows command line ss64.com Normal NT CMD, Command Interpreter, Batch Commands, Shell A long list of NT commands. 28.10.2018 ss64.com
331 Windows application registry settings and guidelines Stackoverflow Normal MSI API, Registry, MSI, Resources, Crazytalk, Some lunacy Every now and then one writes an answer that makes no sense when re-discovered. I don't know what I was thinking here. At least it lists information, but relevance is marginal. 29.10.2017 Stein Åsmul
330 Revisited: Multiple Instance Installations and Patches Blog Entry Normal MSI, Multi-Instance, Transforms, InstanceTransforms, WiX, MSINEWINSTANCE, TRANSFORMS WiX veteran Yan Sklyarenko blogs on multi-instance transforms and WiX. A complicated topic. 14.09.2011 Yan Sklyarenko
329 WiX - Doing a major upgrade on a multi instance install Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Multi-Instance, Transform Multi-Instance MSI installations have several product codes registered via transforms. 04.04.2014 Stein Åsmul
328 Enumerate Upgrade Codes of installed products? Stackoverflow Normal MSI API, C#, Enumerate Products, DTF C# snippet to enumerate MSI products. 10.04.2015 Chris Painter
327 What does square brackets [ ] syntax mean in WiX Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Formatted Property, Brackets Square brackets are Windows Installer properties. 29.05.2014 Phil Wilson
326 Amazing Resonance Experiment! Fun Normal Youtube, Technology, Digital, Analog The analog and digital world combined before our eyes. 06.06.2013 brusspup
325 Uninstall software (C++) Stackoverflow Normal MSI, MSI API, Uninstall Uninstall using C++ and Win32 MSI API calls. 25.03.2014 Stein Åsmul
324 Windows Defender Antivirus can now run in a sandbox MSDN Normal Windows Defender Antivirus Windows Defender Antivirus can now run in a sandbox. 26.10.2018 Microsoft
323 Getting going with WiX and compiling without Visual Studio Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX Adhoc answer on how to compile WiX sources without Visual Studio. 01.06.2018 Stein Åsmul
322 Run wix immediate custom action with elevated privileges Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Custom Action, Elevation, Admin Rights, WiX IIS may require elevation outside the MSI file-copy transaction. 12.04.2017 Chris Painter
321 Mapping Between JSON and XML Stackoverflow Normal MSI, JSON, XML, WiX, MSDN MSDN on mapping between JSON and XML. 28.10.2018 Microsoft
320 What is JSON? Stackoverflow Normal MSI, JSON, WiX, W3C Summary information on Javascript JSON. 28.10.2018 W3CSchool
319 What is JSON and why would I use it? Stackoverflow Normal MSI, JSON, WiX Just a trench report from the JSON front? 20.12.2008 Andreas Grech
318 How to update a JSON file in an MSI: egandro/wixmvc6 Github High MSI, JSON, WiX How to update a JSON file? ReplaceInJsonFile. JsonFileAppsettings. 29.01.2016 egandro
317 Update and retain web.config file during upgrade in wix installer Stackoverflow Normal MSI, web.config, WiX, IIS, AppSettings@file, ConnectionStrings@ConfigSource, override file How to speed up the installation or GUI performance for large packages? 22.06.2014 Stein Åsmul
316 Wintellect/Paraffin Github Normal MSI, WiX, heat.exe, Components, Paraffin Paraffin is a custom version of WiX's heat.exe - it can generate WiX markup for files and several other things. 22.06.2014 Wintellect
315 WiX msi with large number of files takes before welcome dialog is published Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Large Package, Performance, Installation Speed, Tips & Tricks How to speed up the installation or GUI performance for large packages? 22.06.2014 Stein Åsmul
314 InstallShield Tips & Tricks Minimizing Reboots on Windows Vista Systems Article Normal MSI, Reboot, RestartManager Minimizing reboots with RestartManager. 01.08.2008 Robert Dickau
313 Tip: MSI Properties and Deferred Execution Article High MSI, Custom Actions, Property, Deferred Mode Accessing properties from deferred mode custom action. 01.08.2008 Robert Dickau
312 Reading XML Data with a System Search Article High MSI, System Search, AppSearch, XML. InstallShield Flexera article on reading XML data with a system search. 01.08.2008 Robert Dickau
311 Why Windows Installer can only install a single program at a time? Serverfault Normal MSI, Silent, GUI. Multiple msiexec.exe instances, simultaneous installations, mutex. 22.06.2014 Stein Åsmul
310 Difference between isntalling a msi using “Invoke-WmiMethod”(via a cmd file) and installing directly on the server Serverfault Normal MSI, Silent, GUI. Running an MSI silently or interactively - what are the technical differences? 22.06.2014 Stein Åsmul
309 Is there anyway to get msiexec to echo to stdout instead of logging to a file Serverfault Normal MSI, MSI API, SetExternalGUI, GUI. Using an external GUI for MSI installations. 24.06.2014 Stein Åsmul
308 Using Microsoft.Deployment.WindowsInstaller.Installer.ConfigureProduct to uninstall silently? Stackoverflow Normal MSI, .NET, DTF, MSI API. Uninstall an MSI using DTF. 11.09.2018 Stein Åsmul
307 How to get a list of installed software products? Stackoverflow Normal MSI, .NET, Interop, Win32, MSI API. Accessing the MSI API via .NET Win32 Interop (without using DTF). 08/19/2010 Dirk Vollmar
306 Is it possible to check which MSI packages depend on a specific package? Stackoverflow Normal MSI, VBScript, MSI API, COM, Launchers, Bootstrappers. Can you determine what MSI installations are related? 17.12.2017 Stein Åsmul
305 MSI get install arguments from registry Stackoverflow Normal MSI, VBScript, MSI API, COM, Registry Information. Get MSI product information from the registry. 18.04.2018 Stein Åsmul
304 Uninstall script not performing correctly Stackoverflow Normal MSI, InstallShield, Suite Project. Uninstalling InstallShield Suites. 19.08.2014 Stein Åsmul
303 Powershell: Uninstall application by UpgradeCode Stackoverflow Normal MSI, VBScript, MSI API, RelatedProducts, Uninstall by upgrade code Uninstalling via the MSI API. 02.03.2018 Stein Åsmul
302 How to programmatically read the properties inside an MSI file? Stackoverflow Normal MSI, DTF, MSI API. The Deployment Tools Foundation - DTF is a part of the WiX toolkit. A .NET wrapper for the Win32 / COM MSI API. 07.02.2018 Stein Åsmul
301 WiX (remove all previous versions) Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Product Code, MSI API, Uninstall. Uninstall MSI via MSI API in various forms: by product code, by upgrade code, bu product name. 07.02.2018 Stein Åsmul
300 Wix upgrade goes into maintenance mode and never does upgrade Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Product Code, Installations, MSI API. List installed products via VBScript to identify duplicate installations. 07.02.2018 Stein Åsmul
299 ADDLOCAL=FEATURE1 in MSI installer removes other FEATURES Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Features, MSI API. Get a list of feature installation state via VBScript. 07.02.2018 Stein Åsmul
298 Is there an alternative to GUID when using msiexec to uninstall an application? Stackoverflow High MSI, COM, Win32, .NET, MSI API. Uninstall an MSI product via VBScript and product name only. 07.02.2018 Stein Åsmul
297 Finding Installed Applications with VC++ Blog Entry Normal C++, MSI, MSI API Finding Installed Applications with VC++ via WMI and Win32. 01.05.2011 Marius Bancila
296 Uninstalling program Stackoverflow Normal MSI, COM, Win32, .NET, DTF. Uninstall an MSI product via DTF. 05.02.2018 Stein Åsmul
295 Marius Bancila - leading C++ Expert Github Normal C++ Marius Bancila, Romania. 28.10.2018 Marius Bancila
294 Windows Installer Error Messages MSDN Normal MSI, Error Codes, MSDN Microsoft, MSDN, Windows Installer Error Codes 28.10.2018 Microsoft
293 C++ Application That Uses MSI Automation API 32 and 64bit Stackoverflow Normal MSI, COM, Win32, .NET. C++ MSI API 05.02.2018 Marek
292 Is MsiOpenProduct the correct way to read properties from an installed product? Stackoverflow Normal MSI, COM, Win32, .NET. The MSI API can be accessed and used in an number of different ways. N.B! Using the approach shown here with the Session object will cause the temp folder to be filled with one log file per installed MSI if automatic logging is enabled! 05.02.2018 Stein Åsmul
291 The MSI API: COM, Win32, .NET. Is it possible to disable msiexec help GUI? Serverfault Normal MSI, COM, Win32, .NET. The MSI API can be accessed and used in an number of different ways. 16.05.2014 Stein Åsmul
290 WiX installer update process and confirmation dialog Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Major Upgrade, VBScript, Warn User on Major Upgrade Show a message to the user to confirm that they want to run a major upgrade. 05.01.2018 Stein Åsmul
289 WiX installer ICE03 Invalid Language Id Stackoverflow High MSI, ICE, Language ICE03 validation explained. 17.06.2014 Stein Åsmul
288 Windows Installer PowerShell Module Github High Windows Installer PowerShell Module, Powershell, MSI PowerShell modules for Windows Installer by a Microsoft employee and industry leader. 28.10.2018 Heath Stewart
287 About Windows Installer PowerShell Module Stackoverflow Normal Windows Installer PowerShell Module, Powershell, MSI PowerShell modules for Windows Installer by a Microsoft employee and industry leader. 05.06.2018 Stein Åsmul
286 ASCII / Unicode Table ss64.com Normal ASCII, Unicode, Encoding A quick table of ASCII and Unicode encoding. 03.11.2018 ss64.com
285 Laniakea: Our home supercluster Fun Normal Galaxies, Universe Laniakea: Our home supercluster. 03.09.2014 Stein Åsmul
284 github.com/wixtoolset Github Normal MSI, MSIX, AppX WiX Toolset. 28.10.2018 WiX Toolset
283 github.com/Squirrel/Squirrel.Windows Github High Squirrel, ClickOnce, Windows Deployment, Deployment Tool, Packaging "Squirrel: It's like ClickOnce but Works" 27.09.2014 Various
282 Debugging Application Launch (EXE file is not working) Stackoverflow High Debugging, Application Lauch, Service Start, Dependencies, Credentials, Hard-Coded References, Architecture, Runtime Dependencies Debugging applications that will not launch after installation - a list of things to investigate. 07.02.2018 Stein Åsmul
281 Tequila! Fun Normal xkcd, Tequila, Problems, Trønder Tequila may cause many problems. 01.01.2000 xkcd.com
280 Let's all become scientists! Fun Normal xkcd, Scientists Careful. 01.01.2000 xkcd.com
279 Why you should simplify your setup GUI and put your license dialog in the application itself Stackoverflow Normal MSI, License Dialog, GUI MSI, License Dialog, GUI 23.06.2014 Stein Åsmul
278 MSI logging - tips and tricks Stackoverflow Normal MSI MSI, ActiveX 21.08.2014 Stein Åsmul
277 Packaging ActiveX Controls with Wix MSI Stackoverflow Normal MSI MSI, ActiveX 04.10.2014 Stein Åsmul
276 WiX Auto GUIDs - automatic GUID handling Stackoverflow Normal MSI MSI, Component GUIDs, Reference Counting, Component Rules 15.07.2014 Stein Åsmul
275 Highway Engineering Pranks Fun Normal xkcd, Highway Engineering Pranks Ze logik izt zound! 01.01.2000 xkcd.com
274 Random number... Fun Normal xkcd, Random Rock solid coding. 01.01.2000 xkcd.com
273 What xkcd means. Fun Normal xkcd Darn. 01.01.2000 xkcd.com
272 Science, it works. Fun Normal xkcd, Science, Graph Foul, but true. 01.01.2000 xkcd.com
271 GIT - a crime against humanity? Fun Normal xkcd, GIT, Crime My Pavlovian response to the word "GIT": "Oh my God we are all going to die". 01.01.2000 xkcd.com
270 Glue captions to your cats Fun Normal xkcd, Cats, Caption All cats need to be captioned. 01.01.2000 xkcd.com
269 Ballmer Peak Fun Normal xkcd, Ballmer Peak, Microsoft, Alcohol The Ballmer Peak. Interesting. Important. 01.01.2000 xkcd.com
268 Little Bobby Tables Fun Normal xkcd, SQL, Oh The Humanity!, Fun Don't mess with Little Bobby Tables! 01.01.2000 xkcd.com
267 What are the constraints with regards to version numbers when using installshield and msi Stackoverflow High MSI, Version Numbers, InstallShield Version numbers in MSI have a number of weird restrictions that cause all kinds of problems. 02.10.2014 Michael Urman
266 Deploying Native Desktop Applications (Visual C++) Microsoft Docs Normal MSIX Microsoft, MSVCRedist, Runtime, Redistributable. 08.05.2018 Microsoft
265 Mailbag: How to detect the presence of the Visual C++ 2010 redistributable package Blog Entry Normal MSI, MSVCRedist, Runtime, redistributable Checking if Visual Studio runtime is installed. 05.05.2010 Aaron Stebner
264 Mailbag: How to perform a silent install of the Visual C++ 2010 redistributable packages Blog Entry Normal MSI, MSVCRedist, Runtime, redistributable Silent installation of this essential Microsoft runtime. 20.10.2010 Aaron Stebner
263 How to prevent vc_redist.x##.exe (VS2017) from ambiguously failing due to pending reboot? Stackoverflow Normal MSI MSI, MSVCRedist, Runtime, redistributable 11.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
262 Visual Studio 2017 Installer Project - include VC++ 2015 Redistributable Stackoverflow Normal MSI MSI, MSVCRedist, Runtime, Redistributable 31.08.2018 Stein Åsmul
261 Why does the Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 (x86) installer crash when i try to install it? Stackoverflow Normal MSI MSI, MSVCRedist, Runtime, redistributable 12.09.2018 Stein Åsmul
260 Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable Package (x86) Installsite Forum Normal MSI MSVCRedist, Runtime, redistributable 28.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
259 Restart Manager: Avoid FileinUse dialog box when Installing a package Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Reboot, RestartManager, FileInUse Dialog The RestartManager should be fully understood by all setup developers and packagers. It essentially restarts applications rather than the OS. 19.06.2018 Stein Åsmul
258 MSIX documentation Microsoft Docs Normal MSIX Microsoft MSIX documentation. 08.05.2018 Microsoft
257 MSIX - First look and my two cents! Blog Entry Normal MSIX First impressions with MSIX. 08.05.2018 Priya Saxena
256 What is the compression method used by MSI files? Stackoverflow Normal Compression, MSI, MSZip, LZX Several different types of compression (or no compreesion) are handled by Windows Installer for MSI files. 11.06.2011 Stein Åsmul
255 Incredible Wave-Particle Duality Visualization Fun Normal Galaxies, Universe, Frequency, Vibration Well worth a watch. 06.06.2013 Stein Åsmul
254 What is your favorite color? Gray Fun Normal Galaxies, Universe, Straczynski Say hello to the little people. 12.04.2015 Stein Åsmul
253 The Largest Galaxy in the Universe: IC 1101 Fun Normal Galaxies, Universe Big place you got there! 21.09.2012 Deep Astronomy
252 A Windows Service is Spoiling my Backup. Help! Core Technologies Normal MSI, Services, Windows, Backup Preventing services from locking files so they can not be backed up. 01.04.2016 Core Technologies
251 Event Viewer: How to use the Event Viewer to troubleshoot problems with a Windows Service Core Technologies Normal MSI, Services, Windows Essential Tools for Windows Services: Event Viewer 12.10.2014 Core Technologies
250 Task Manager Core Technologies Normal MSI, Services, Windows Essential Tools for Windows Services: Task Manager 04.10.2015 Core Technologies
249 Services.msc Core Technologies Normal MSI, Services, Windows, Services.msc Essential Tools for Windows Services: Services.msc 30.10.2013 Core Technologies
248 Process Explorer Core Technologies Normal MSI, Services, Windows, Process Explorer Essential Tools for Windows Services: Process Explorer 24.02.2014 Core Technologies
247 The NET Command Core Technologies Normal MSI, Services, Windows Essential Tools for Windows Services: The NET Command 30.04.2014 Core Technologies
246 SC.EXE Core Technologies Normal MSI, Services, Windows, SC.EXE Essential Tools for Windows Services: SC.EXE 30.04.2014 Core Technologies
245 Top 10 differences between a Windows Service and a regular application Core Technologies Normal MSI, Services, Windows There are crucial differences between a service and a regular executable. 28.10.2018 Core Technologies
244 Windows Services Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Core Technologies High MSI, Services, Windows Windows services, the common questions and issues. 28.10.2018 Core Technologies
243 Flexera / InstallShield support links Flexera Normal MSI, Flexera, InstallShield, Support Links Support links. 01.08.2008 Flexera
242 Windows Installer Best Practices Microsoft High MSI, Windows Installer, Best Practice Windows Installer Best Practice. 31.05.2018 Microsoft
241 Designing an Update - Friendly MSI Installation Flexera Normal MSI, Flexera, Upgrade MSI Upgrades. 01.01.2010 Flexera
240 Tip: User Interface Levels for MSI Installations Flexera Normal MSI, Flexera, GUI, UILevel, Silent, Basic An MSI can run with several different GUI levels - in other degrees of "silentness". 01.08.2008 Flexera
239 InstallShield Tips and Tricks - Downloadable PDFs Flexera High MSI, Flexera, Various Topics, PDFs, Downloadable InstallShield Tips & Tricks 28.10.2018 Flexera
238 Tip: Using SETUPEXEDIR in InstallScript Flexera Normal MSI, Flexera, SETUPEXEDIR SETUPEXEDIR 01.08.2008 Flexera
237 Managing 32-Bit and 64-Bit Windows-based Locations Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera, 32-bit, 64-bit, Bitness 32-bit, 64-bit 17.08.2015 Flexera
236 Why Software Companies Are Providing their Applications as Microsoft App-V Packages Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera, AppV, App-V AppV for businesses. 20.12.2010 Flexera
235 Steps to Take to Create an App-V Application Using InstallShield Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera, AppV, InstallShield, App-V App-V is already at end of development. 22.06.2011 Flexera
234 Old Jokes and Feature Selections Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera MSI Feature selection is an exotic affair to deal with. 19.06.2011 Flexera
233 Software Update Postmortem: Bruises and Lessons Learned Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera, Upgrade, InstallShield Being able to upgrade your software might be the most important requirement for your deployment process. Often neglected. 15.06.2014 Flexera
232 Easy XML Searches with InstallShield Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera, XML, InstallShield An overview on how to use the System Search Wizard for Basic MSI projects to search for an XML file and read data from it. 17.12.2015 Flexera
231 Get Started with Docker on Windows Server 2016 Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera, Docker Docker. 08.02.2017 Flexera
230 Troubleshooting Issues by Logging a Suite Installation Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera Logging Suite Projects. 20.10.2011 Josh Stechnij
229 Choosing Your Project Type: Basic MSI, InstallScript, or InstallScript MSI Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera, InstallShield, Project Type What InstallShield project type to chose from. 04.11.2010 Flexera
228 It Wants Me to do What? Some Notes on CustomActionData in InstallShield Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera, Custom Actions, Deferred Mode, CustomActionData Deferred mode custom actions and CustomActionData is a complex MSI mechanism. 10.06.2011 Flexera
227 Setting Permissions in Windows Installer: MSILockPermissionsEX and ISLockPermissions Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera, Permissions, ACL Using MSILockPermissionsEX and ISLockPermissions. 16.11.2010 Flexera
226 Modifying the File-Transfer Behavior for MSIs Flexera Normal MSI, Flexera, File Overwrite, REINSTALLMODE, companion files, RemoveFile File overwrite rules with Windows Installer is complex and can be unpredictable. 01.01.2010 Flexera
225 InstallShield Tip: How to Modify the File-Transfer Behavior for MSIs Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera, File Overwrite, REINSTALLMODE, companion files, RemoveFile File overwrite rules with Windows Installer is complex and can be unpredictable. 12.03.2015 Flexera
224 Avoid MSI Property Values Surprises Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera, Properties, Preserving MSI Property persisting, or lack thereof. https://resources.flexera.com/web/pdf/archive/MsiPropUninst.pdf 08.05.2015 Flexera
223 InstallShield Tip: Saving MSI property values to make them available after the initial installation Article Normal MSI, Flexera, Properties, Preserving Persisting properties in the registry using InstallShield. Also see entry 107 for WiX approach. 01.08.2008 Robert Dickau
222 Microsoft App-V: What Software Developers Need to Know Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera, AppV, App-V App-V is already at end of development. 08.10.2014 Flexera
221 MSI Tip: Informing the User When a Major Upgrade Will Take Place Article Normal MSI, Flexera, Major Upgrades Adapting your installer to warn about major upgrade taking place. 22.11.2018 Robert Dickau
220 Adding Configurations with the InstallShield Automation Interface Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera, InstallShield, Automation Interface Using the COM automation interface. 12.07.2016 Flexera
219 Start Your App Modernization Journey with Microsoft’s MSIX Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera, MSIX MSIX is an emerging packaging format as of 2019. 12.06.2018 Venkat Ram Donga
218 Top Software Installation Authoring Blogs of All Time Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera Compilation of some of the best Flexera blogs. 02.01.2015 Flexera
217 Using Active Setup to Repair User Settings Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera, Active Setup Active Setup has basically been deprecated or essentially never been supported by Microsoft. 23.11.2011 Flexera
216 Top 5 Challenges Developers Face When Building Multiplatform Installations Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera, Multi-Platform Building multi-platform installers has never been smooth. 28.01.2015 Flexera
215 Your Docker Questions Answered Here: Webinar Q&A Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera, Dockers Dockers Webinar Questions & Answers. 29.03.2016 Flexera
214 Docker: Three Basics Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera, Dockers Docker is a new and interesting container technology. 19.07.2016 Flexera
213 Are You Ready for App-V? Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera, AppV, App-V App-V is already at end of development. 28.04.2016 Flexera
212 Be Seeing You: Detecting Installed Products Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera, InstallShield, Upgrade, Detect, Updates, Detect Installations, MSI, Legacy On detecting existing installations of various kinds. 10.05.2011 Flexera
211 Top Questions and Answers from InstallShield 2015 What’s New Webinar Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera A drill through common questions. 06.07.2015 Flexera
210 Top Software Installation Authoring Blog Posts of 2016 Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera AppX, AppV, UWP, App-V 04.01.2017 Flexera
209 Basics of MSI Custom Actions Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera The magical world of custom actions. 19.04.2016 Flexera
208 How Do I Build MSI, UWP and WSA App Packages from the Same Project? Find Answers in the What’s New in InstallShield 2016 Q&A Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera MSI, UWP, WSA, Sideloading 14.10.2016 Flexera
207 Using InstallShield to Create an Installation that Installs Windows Services Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera, Services Installing servies is often done improperly. 02.10.2014 Hidenori Yamanishi
206 Cleaning Up Your Shared DLLs Registry References for MSIs Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera, Cleanup, HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDLLs The legacy shared DLLs reference counting in the registry can be corrupted and need cleaning. Here is how. 18.11.2010 Matt St.Clair Bishop
205 Building 32-Bit and 64-Bit Installations from the Same InstallShield Project Blog Entry High MSI, Flexera, 32-bit, 64-bit, Bitness Handling bitness. 31.01.2011 Flexera
204 Using MSI Launch Conditions to Prevent Installation on Unsupported Windows Platforms Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera, LaunchConditions LaunchConditions are complex, but can help prevent installation on undesired platforms. 10.11.2010 Alan Burns
203 Top 10 Application Readiness Blogs in 2017 Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera Most popular Application Readiness blogs published in 2017 along with the most popular blogs published anytime 01.02.2018 Paul Pieske
202 Flexera and Microsoft’s Desktop Bridge: The Basics Blog Entry Normal MSI, Flexera, Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app package Microsoft’s Desktop Bridge is a set of technologies that enables you to convert your Windows desktop application to the modern Windows app packaging format. 05.04.2017 Flexera
201 Getting Started with InstallShield Automation and C# Blog Entry Normal Packaging, Flexera Automation. 13.06.2010 Flexera
200 Automate ‘Almost’ Every Packaging Step Blog Entry Normal Packaging, Flexera Automation. 16.06.2013 Ravi Mazumdar
199 App-V 5.1 Q & A Blog Entry Normal AppV, Flexera AppV. 03.03.2016 Flexera
198 MSIX: What is it and what is Flexera doing with it? Blog Entry Normal MSIX, Flexera MSIX. 01.06.2018 Bob Kelly
197 Virtual Trade Show – Preparing for Windows 7 End of Life Blog Entry Normal Windows 7 MSIX. 08.06.2018 Paul Pieske
196 Big Buzz on Microsoft’s MSIX—InstallShield is Ready Blog Entry Normal MSIS MSIX. 24.09.2018 Nicole Segerer
195 MSIX Customization Packages: Transforms Blog Entry Normal MSIS, Transforms How transforms work in MSIX. 03.10.2018 Bob Kelly
194 How To: Install the Visual C++ Redistributable with your installer WiX Normal WiX, MSI, FireGiant, VCRedist, C++, C, Burn How to install VCRedist with WiX and Burn. 01.01.2008 WiX Toolset
193 WiX behaving badly on XP machine with windows update issues Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Windows Update, XP Problems with Windows Update and MSI. 28.03.2018 Stein Åsmul
192 WIX merge c++ runtime Stackoverflow Normal MSI, VSRedist, C++, Runtime, Visual Studio, Universal CRT The EXE wrapper for the Visual Studio C++ Redistributable is recommended over the merge modules due to Universal CRT issues. Prefer the EXE bundle to distribute the latest Visual Studio runtimes. 19.07.2018 Stein Åsmul
191 Distributable Code for Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (Includes Utilities, Extensibility, and BuildServer Files) Microsoft docs Normal MSVCRedist, Visual Studio, Runtime, MFC, C++, C, Redistributables Various downloads for Visual Studio 2017. 21.03.2018 Microsoft
190 MSIX: The New Super Package? Blog Entry Normal MSIX MSIX is an emerging packaging and deployment technology as of 2019. 08.08.2018 Bob Kelly
189 Simplifying WiX component authoring Blog Entry Normal WiX, MSI, Components, GUIDs, Auto-GUIDs Multi threading for WiX builds. Multiple cabs, etc... 11.05.2014 Bob Arnson
188 A wix-devs hint: Speed up setup builds Blog Entry Normal WiX, MSI, Metro, Store, Windows 8 Multi threading for WiX builds. Multiple cabs, etc... 11.05.2014 Bob Arnson
187 Getting shelf space in the Store Blog Entry Normal WiX, MSI, Metro, Store, Windows 8 Desktop apps can be visible in the store. 01.02.2012 Bob Arnson
186 Certification requirements for Windows Desktop Apps Microsoft Normal WiX, MSI, Desktop Applications, Windows 8 Same old in Windows 8 for MSI. 29.07.2015 Microsoft
185 Same as it ever was Blog Entry Normal WiX, MSI, Metro, AppX, Windows 8 Same old in Windows 8 for MSI. 15.09.2011 Bob Arnson
184 WiX and cabinetry Blog Entry Normal WiX, MSI, CAB, Cabinet, Uncle WiX and cabinet files. The untold story. 26.03.2011 Bob Arnson
183 Goodbye and hello again Blog Entry High WiX, MSI, Uncle Arnson resigns from Microsoft and starts interviewing himself with excellent "Arnson-terseness" (TM). 26.03.2011 Bob Arnson
182 WiX (Wikipedia) Wikipedia Normal WiX, MSI, Wikipedia, Mensching, Arnson, Microsoft, Open Source The WiX toolset's Wikipedia page. 01.11.2018 Wikipedia
181 The latest supported Visual C++ downloads Microsoft Support High MSVCRedist, Visual Studio, Runtime, MFC, C++, C Downloading the runtime package for various versions of Visual Studio. 20.07.2018 Microsoft Support
180 My philsophical musings about building setup for software Blog Entry Normal MSI, Setup, Philosophy Rob Mensching's philosophies on setup creation. 01.03.2005 Rob Mensching
179 Using the WiX Toolset to Integrate Setup into Your Development Process MSDN Normal MSI, Build Process, MSDN (resurrected) Using the WiX Toolset to Integrate Setup into Your Development Process. 01.03.2005 Rob Mensching
178 InstallShield Tip: Accessing the MSI Database at Run Time Article High MSI, Runtime, Temporary Records, Accessing Database Accessing the database at runtime. 08.08.2010 Robert Dickau
177 “Hide” Features Based on ALLUSERS / MSIINSTALLPERUSER Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Per-User, ALLUSERS, MSIINSTALLPERUSER Per-User installation with MSI is challenging. 08.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
176 How to Interpret Windows Installer Logs Blog Entry Normal MSI, URL, Shortcut URL shortcuts. 02.04.2007 Richard Macdonald
175 How do I create an Internet (URL) Shortcut? Article Normal MSI, URL, Shortcut URL shortcuts. 01.01.2000 Stefan Krüger
174 How do I create a shortcut to my uninstaller? Article Normal MSI, Shortcut A common request, create a shortcut to uninstall the application. Not recommended in newer Windows versions. 01.01.2000 Stefan Krüger
173 Data Driven Managed Custom Actions made easy with DTF Blog Entry Normal MSI, Data Driven Custom Actions, DTF Using custom tables to drive custom actions yields a massively flexible custom action approach. 19.05.2008 Chris Painter
172 Deciphering the MSI Directory table, part 1 Blog Entry High MSI, Directory Table, Properties Rob Mensching, the creator of WiX and the first post in an old classic series of posts on the Directory table. 21.06.2005 Rob Mensching
171 Deployment Tools Foundation (DTF) Managed Custom Actions Blog Entry Normal MSI, DTF Using DTF for MSI Custom Actions. 18.05.2008 Chris Painter
170 A brief history of the Deployment Tools Foundation project Blog Entry Normal MSI, DTF DTF became part of the WiX Toolset. 16.05.2008 Jason Ginchereau
169 How do I prevent the FilesInUse Dialog from displaying? Article Normal MSI, FilesInUse, Reboot, Reboot Manager A relatively common request is to hide the FilesInUse Dialog. 01.01.2000 Stefan Krüger
168 How do I write square brackets to the registry? Installsite.org Normal MSI, Registry, Escape Characters Registry escape characters. 01.01.2000 Stefan Krüger
167 How do I set a property to an environment variable? Article Normal MSI, Environment Variable, Properties Assigning an environment variable to a property via a type 51 custom action. 01.01.2000 Stefan Krüger
166 How can I create Custom Actions in Managed Languages, like C#? Article Normal MSI, Custom Actions, Managed Code Managed code custom actions are error prone. 01.01.2000 Stefan Krüger
165 How do I detect if the user has selected a feature? Installsite.org Normal MSI, GUIDs, Feature, Selection, REINSTALLMODE, REINSTALL The nature of Feature-Action Conditions. 01.01.2000 Stefan Krüger
164 How do I create a log file of my installation? Installsite.org High MSI, Logging, Debugging How to create a simple log file for an MSI installation, and how to enable logging for all installations. 01.01.2000 Stefan Krüger
163 What are the limits for a large MSI package? Article High MSI, Files, Components, Size There are limits when it comes to number of files and components in an MSI. 01.01.2000 Stefan Krüger
162 Windows Installer launches unexpectedly, for no obvious reason Installsite.org Normal MSI, Self-Repair, Resiliency Self-repair and its debugging explained by Stefan Krüger. 01.01.2000 Stefan Krüger
161 I want to install an MSI twice Serverfault High MSI, Multi-Instance Transforms, Instances, AppV, Virtualization, Virtuals Windows Installer does not lend itself to install several instances of the same application. 19.09.2009 Stein Åsmul
160 How to implement ActiveSetup Outdated Normal MSI, Registry, Settings, ActiveSetup ActiveSetup is no longer recommended to use, but here is a technical description. 01.01.2001 Ed Tippelt
159 Updating every profile's registry on Windows Server 2003 (ActiveSetup) Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Registry, Settings, ActiveSetup ActiveSetup is no longer recommended to use, but here is a technical description. 15.09.2009 Stein Åsmul
158 Why you should avoid using MSI packages for registry settings deployment Serverfault High MSI, Registry, Settings, Problems, Ripping Out Settings, There are many problems associated with MSI registry settings deployment. 03.06.2011 Stein Åsmul
157 How can I speed up MSI package install and uninstall? Serverfault High MSI, Speed Up Installation Some tricks for speeding up MSI installations. 12.05.2014 Stein Åsmul
156 Common design problems in MSI files Serverfault High MSI, Common Design Problems A detailed description of corporate advantages of MSI. 27.05.2011 Stein Åsmul
155 The corporate benefits of using MSI files Serverfault High MSI, Corporate Benfits A detailed description of corporate advantages of MSI. 27.05.2011 Stein Åsmul
154 Make WIX installer place files in AppData Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX, Permissions, Per-User, Ethereum Handling per-user files. 02.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
153 C++ MSI Package Administative Privileges Stackoverflow Normal MSI, GUI, WiX, ACL, Permissions How to handle access denied on launch? 23.05.2018 Stein Åsmul
152 How to deny folder permission to Users with wix installer Stackoverflow Normal MSI, GUI, WiX, ACL, Permissions How to handle access denied on launch? 29.03.2018 Stein Åsmul
151 System.UnauthorizedAccessException while running .exe under program files Stackoverflow High MSI, GUI, WiX, ACL, Permissions, Elevate, Admin Rights, User Profile, Online Settings, Service, Impersonate, Virtualization, Data Redirection How to handle access denied on launch? There are many different approaches. 29.05.2018 Stein Åsmul
150 How to choose a default option when Advanced Installer try to install a program which has been installed in Windows? Stackoverflow Normal MSI, GUI, WiX, ADDLOCAL, msiexec.exe, Advanced Installer Controling what features are installed. 12.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
149 Wix, custom dialog when previous version exists Stackoverflow Normal MSI, GUI, WiX, Dialog Sequence How do you modify a WiX dialog sequence? 11.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
148 Wix Installer Registry Search Fails Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Properties, Secure, Registry Search, AppSearch Why would a registry search fail? 10.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
147 Why msiexec TARGETDIR doesn't seem to work Stackoverflow High MSI, TARGETDIR, msiexec.exe Some hints for how to interpret Windows Installer log files. 10.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
146 Tips for interpreting an MSI log file Stackoverflow High MSI, Logging, Value3 Some hints for how to interpret Windows Installer log files. 28.02.2018 Stein Åsmul
145 C# code to uninstall the InstallShield setup - find shared components Stackoverflow High MSI, Shared Components, Component GUID, DTF, MSI-API, VBScript You can find what products share a component via VBScript. 07.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
144 Burn, InstallShield, Advanced Installer - Removing Default dialogs from MSI Stackoverflow High MSI, Burn, Bootstrapper Application, InstallShield, Advanced Installer Custom WiX and MSI GUI. 30.06.2018 Stein Åsmul
143 What is the best practice to auto upgrade MSI based application? Stackoverflow High MSI, Update, AppX, MSIX, ClickOnce, Auto-Upgrade There are several approaches to updating your packages. 30.06.2018 Stein Åsmul
142 Changing text color to Wix dialogs Stackoverflow High MSI, GUI, WiX, External GUI, Burn, Customize Dialogs, Change GUI, WiX Default GUI-Sets, Built-In WiX Dialog Customization, Change Default Dialogs WiX dialog modification. Changing text color. 06.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
141 MSI register dll - Self-Registration considered harmful Stackoverflow High MSI, regsvr32.exe, Self-registration, Problems, Dependencies, Bitness, Per-user COM, COM Self-registration woes. 26.05.2011 Stein Åsmul
140 Why does Regsvr32 work on one machine but not the other Stackoverflow High MSI, regsvr32.exe, Self-registration, Problems, Dependencies, Bitness, Per-user COM, COM Self-registration woes. 02.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
139 Error: a certificate chain processed,but terminated in a root error .Net Framework 4.7 Stackoverflow Normal MSI, .NET, Burn Known error with root certificate update required for .NET installation. Issue installing the .NET Framework 4.7 02.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
138 Generate WIX authoring files to contain multiple files under a single component Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX, Paraffin, Heat, Component Referencing Dealing with large packages by using multiple files per component. 03.04.2018 Stein Åsmul
137 Wix default folder dialog Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX, Burn, GUI On customizing MSI GUI. Use of Burn for GUI. MsiSetExternalUI 03.04.2018 Stein Åsmul
136 How to create windows installer Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX, Advanced Installer, InstallShield, PACE Suite Information on various tools, list of primary MSI benefits, notes on emerging packaging formats. 03.04.2018 Stein Åsmul
135 Simple list of Windows Installer Tools Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX, Advanced Installer, InstallShield, PACE Suite A quick list of the major deployment tools available to create MSI installers. 08.05.2018 Stein Åsmul
134 Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 Installer Projects Microsoft Normal MSI, Visual Studio Installer Projects The simple GUI addin for Visual Studio to create installer projects. 02.09.2017 Microsoft
133 How do I avoid triggering MSI self-repair with my WiX / MSI package? Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Self-Repair, WiX Self-Repair the scourge of society. 23.08.2017 Stein Åsmul
132 What do I do when launching an application triggers repeating, endless Windows Installer self-repair? Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Self-Repair Self-Repair the scourge of society. 12.05.2011 Stein Åsmul
131 Why does the MSI installer reconfigure if I delete a file? Stackoverflow High MSI, Self-Repair Self-Repair the scourge of society. 12.05.2011 Stein Åsmul
130 Visual Studio 2015 msi build initiates another installation Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Self-Repair, Resiliency, Self-Healing Including MSM in patch. 18.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
129 MSI Custom Action Attach Debugger (WiXsharp debug custom action in console) Stackoverflow High MSI, Debug, Custom Actions, Debugging, Debug, Application Launch Debugging Ways to invoke debugger in Visual Studio for custom actions. 18.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
128 InstallShield LaunchAppAndWait nltest Stackoverflow Normal MSI, InstallShield, nltest.exe, Domain, Active Directory, Custom Actions, NTDSAPI.dll, LOGONCLI.DLL, DsGetDomainControllerInfo, DsEnumerateDomainTrusts, WOW64FSREDIRECTION, Sysnative, WINSYSDIR64 Interacting with Active Directory in installer. 22.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
127 An A-Z Index of the Linux command line: bash + utilities ss64.com Normal Linux, Commands, Bash, Utilities An alphabetic list of Linux commands. 22.11.2018 ss64.com
126 How to include MSM into a MSP with WiX Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX, MSM, Patch, Merge Module Including MSM in patch. 23.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
125 CustomAction DriverPackageInstall failing with 0x80030005 Stackoverflow High MSI, WiX, Driver Debugging driver installation. 15.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
124 Run Wix Custom action only during uninstall and not during Major upgrade Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX UPGRADINGPRODUCTCODE and WIX_UPGRADE_DETECTED. The latter equals InstallShield's IS_MAJOR_UPGRADE. 28.06.2018 Stein Åsmul
123 WiX ACL Permissioning - the various elements (mid page) Stackoverflow High MSI, WiX Applying custom ACL permissions in WiX projects. 16.03.2018 Stein Åsmul
122 Change file permissions - Windows Installer Visual Studio Projects Stackoverflow Normal MSI, ACL, Permission, Folder, Files Applying custom ACL permissions in Visual Studio Installer Projects. 25.10.2018 Phil Wilson
121 WIX: Giving Permissions to a folder Stackoverflow Normal WiX, MSI, ACL, Permission, Folder, Files Applying custom ACL permissions. 24.11.2010 Various
120 Microsoft/Windows-classic-samples Github High Samples, Classic, Windows The Windows Classic github samples from Raymond Chen. 01.01.2000 Raymond Chen
119 Step-by-Step minimal WiX project in Visual Studio Stackoverflow High MSI, WiX What you need to change in the default Visual Studio WiX template in order to build your own package. 25.12.2017 Stein Åsmul
118 Preserve existing file during upgrade Stackoverflow High MSI, InstallShield, WiX, Advanced Installer Preserving changed files during upgrades. 06.02.2018 Stein Åsmul
117 Using the InstallShield Automation Interface via VBScript Stackoverflow High MSI, InstallShield, Automation Simple VBScript / ActiveScripting automation can "remote control" InstallShield for build processes and similar. 31.12.2017 Stein Åsmul
116 Windows Dev Center - Samples Microsoft High UWP, Classic Desktop Apps, Code Samples Learn how to build great apps for Windows by experimenting with our samples. These samples show you how features work and help you jumpstart your own Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and classic desktop apps. 22.11.2018 Microsoft
115 Visual Studio Setup – projects and custom actions Article Normal MSI Visual Studio Setup Projects have poor handling of several things, including custom actions. 07.06.2005 Phil Wilson
114 MMC Snap-ins ss64.com Normal MMC Different MMC snap-ins. 25.10.2018 ss64.com
113 Chanyong-Park / wixtoolsetsample Github Normal MSI, WiX A github sample of a WiX project of some size. 20.06.2017 Chanyong-Park
112 Debug service start failures FireGiant High MSI, WiX, Service, Start Failures, Debug Debugging server start failures can be a challenge. Here are some debugging hints. 01.01.2016 FireGiant
111 Service or Application Startup Crash or General Failure Stackoverflow High Application Launch Debugging, Service Start Debugging, MSI, WiX, Service, Start Failures, Debug, Debugging One does not always have the source code avaialble to step through code to make a deployment package. Here is a check list with ideas for what can cause your service or application startup failure. 03.04.2018 Stein Åsmul
110 What can cause missing or inaccessible source error messages for an MSI? Stackoverflow High MSI, Missing Source, System Restore Every so often an MSI is un-uninstallable or not possible to run in maintenance mode because the source files and / or the cached MSI source is missing. There are many potential causes. 23.05.2018 Stein Åsmul
109 Why are false malware positives (almost) worse than real malware? Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Malware, False Positives False positives is a growing deployment problem. The digital information highway is unsafe these days. 25.10.2018 Stein Åsmul
108 Classic-WiX-Burn-Theme Github High Burn, WiX sample, GUI, Bootstrapper Excellent WiX Burn samples. 02.01.2008 Morten Frederiksen
107 The WiX toolset's "Remember Property" pattern. Blog Entry High MSI, WiX, Properties, Persistent Excellent blog article on the issue of persisting MSI properties for maintenance, upgrade and uninstall operations. 02.05.2010 Rob Mensching
106 MSIX Tutorial: A comprehensive 24-chapter guide Advanced Installer High MSIX Crash course introduction to the new MSIX packaging format and technology from Microsoft. 01.01.2008 Bogdan Mitrache
105 Introducing Component Firmware Update in #Windows10 Tweet Normal Firmware, Malware Important issue to be aware of. 18.10.2018 Steven Thomas
104 MSI Tip: Authoring an ICE using C# / DTF Blog Entry High MSI, DTF, ICE, C# ICE are internal consistency validators - scripts that check MSI files for compliance to standards and rules. 15.02.2009 Chris Painter
103 Build and Deploy a .NET COM Assembly Article Normal .NET, COM, Assembly, MSI Deploying .NET assemblies that require COM registration. 01.02.2016 Phil Wilson
102 Updates to setup projects Article Normal MSI, Updates, Visual Studio Installer Projects On how to implement MSI updates. 18.06.2005 Phil Wilson
101 Getting Started With Setup Projects Article High MSI, Visual Studio Installer projects Visual Studio Installer projects feature basic functionality to create MSI files. 01.02.2016 Phil Wilson
100 Wix Toolset: How to determine installation mode in a Custom Action Stackoverflow Normal WiX, MSI Visual Studio Installer projects. 05.04.2018 Phil Wilson
99 Bootstrap Manifest Generator Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Visual Studio Installer projects, Bootstrap Manifest Generator. Visual Studio Installer projects. 21.06.2018 Phil Wilson
98 Limitations of the Visual Studio Installer Project type Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Visual Studio Installer Project Visual Studio Installer projects have a number of limitations that should be known to whoever use them. 22.12.2017 Stein Åsmul
97 Tao of the Windows Installer, Part 1 Blog Entry High MSI, Windows Installer, msiexec.exe Multi-part TAO of the Windows Installer. This is a link to the first part, the other parts are linked from part 1. 01.05.2006 zhakim
96 VBScript Websites and Books ss64.com Normal VBScript, Links, Help Resources A list of books and web sites with resources for VBScript. 03.11.2018 ss64.com
95 Dependency Walker Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Documentation Normal Dependencies, Win32 Win32 Dependency Walker tool's FAQ pages. 01.01.2000 Steve P. Miller
94 Dependency Walker Help Contents Documentation Normal Dependencies, Win32 Win32 Dependency Walker tool's help pages. 01.01.2000 Steve P. Miller
93 Types of Dependencies Handled By Dependency Walker Documentation High Dependencies, Win32 Excellent and short summary of different forms of Win32 and COM dependencies (and .NET). 01.01.2000 Steve P. Miller
92 How do I force my .NET application to run as administrator? Stackoverflow Normal Admin Rights, Manifest, UAC This is really not recommended as it is a massive security hole. 12.05.2010 Hans Passant
91 InstallShield Tip: Was the MSI Setup Launched from Setup.exe? Blog Entry Normal Setup.exe, MSI, InstallShield, Flexera Sometimes you need to know what launched the MSI. 23.06.2016 Flexera
90 Installer created by VS 2008 deployment project fails with error “System.BadImageFormatException” Stackoverflow Normal System.BadImageFormatException, Visual Studio Installer Project, 32-bit, 64-bit System.BadImageFormatException can have several causes. 29.09.2018 Stein Åsmul
89 How to pass the Windows Defender SmartScreen Protection? Stackoverflow Normal Windows Defender, SmartScreen Avoiding the SmartScreen in Windows Defender is a matter of trust. 16.02.2018 Stein Åsmul
88 Additional Setup in Visual Studio Installer Projects Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Visual Studio Installer project Visual Studio projects and prerequisites. 21.06.2018 Stein Åsmul
87 How to figure out what a strange error code means? Stackoverflow High MSI, Custom Actions, Win32, Errors, Magic Number Database There are many ways you can try to determine what an error code really means. 29.09.2018 Stein Åsmul
86 Are applications dependent on the environment where it was compiled? Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Managed Code, Custom Actions, Crazytalk Problems with managed code custom actions. This answer is out of control and ended up as a long rant. 26.01.2018 Stein Åsmul
85 Visual Assist Tool Normal Code Refactoring, Code Improvement One of the leading tools for syntax highlighting, Intellisense improvements, refactoring features, etc... 03.11.2018 Stein Åsmul
84 How can I get more system drive space? Stackoverflow High MSI, Caching, Disk Space The black art of cleaning out system drive disk space as safely as possible - long version. All kinds of more or less insane options. 18.03.2018 Stein Åsmul
83 How can I get more system drive space? How can I eliminate the huge, cached MSI files in C:\Windows\Installer? Serverfault High MSI, Caching, Disk Space The black art of cleaning out system drive disk space as safely as possible. 05.11.2014 Stein Åsmul
82 MSI Tip: How to Reuse a CustomAction for Deferred and Rollback Blog Entry High MSI, Custom Actions, Deferred Mode, Rollback Using one custom action for both implementation and rollback. Will this work once the CA fails? Will it then re-initialize the function and run rollback? 19.02.2009 Chris Painter
81 Beam Me Up: Using JSON to serialize CustomActionData Blog Entry High MSI, Custom Actions, Deferred Mode, JSON Chris revolutionizes CustomActionData turning it into a JSON string featuring framework-based serialization / deserialization. Excellent! 12.03.2011 Chris Painter
80 Redemption of Visual Studio Deployment Projects Blog Entry Normal MSI, Visual Studio Installer Projects Chris has a breakdown of logic and starts recommending Visual Studio Installer projects! 12.03.2011 Chris Painter
79 Is there any possible way to perform upgrade when Product codes for old and new versions are same? Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Patching Minor upgrades are less than ideal, unfortunately. A drill-down of some of the limitations - with links. 20.06.2018 Stein Åsmul
78 .NET managed dll custom actions in InstallShield 2018 Stackoverflow Normal MSI, .NET, Managed Code, Custom Actions, MakeSfxCA.exe, InstallShield, WiX, Inject Custom Action, Orca, Direct Editor On using DTF managed code custom actions in InstallShield. 13.09.2018 Stein Åsmul
77 MSP vs. MSI packaging. Which to use for patches? Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Patching Patching is complicated. 29.08.2012 Stein Åsmul
76 Windows Installer “Error 1308. Source file not found” when uninstalling patch in sequence scenario Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Patching Patching is complicated. 03.05.2014 Stein Åsmul
75 How can I compare the content of two (or more) MSI files? Stackoverflow High MSI, SQL, Diff, Orca, Super Orca, WiDiffDb.vbs, dark.exe, Compare Files, WiX, InstallShield, Wise, Advanced Installer On the nature of MSI files and how to compare their content. Written for developers. See entry 645 for the same information written for system administrators. 28.01.2018 Stein Åsmul
74 Microsoft / msix-packaging Github Normal MSIX, AppX, AppV Open source repository for MSIX. 14.09.2017 Microsoft Github
73 Windows Installer Updates and Patches Article Normal MSI, Patching Good content on Windows Installer Updates and Patches. 01.01.2000 Stefan Krüger
72 The Future of Windows Installer (MSI) in the Light of Windows 10 and the Universal Windows Platform Blog Entry Normal MSI, UWP, AppX, AppV And aging, but still interesting article. 01.02.2016 Stefan Krüger
71 GenChr.cmd - Generate ASCII / Unicode Character ss64.com Normal ASCII, Unicode, Encoding Generate the ASCII/Unicode character for any byte value. The output is a file: bytevalue.chr. 03.11.2018 ss64.com
70 How to get MSI Installer to run some code on uninstall of a service Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Custom Actions, Uninstall Running custom actions on uninstall. 02.05.2018 Stein Åsmul
69 The VBScript-to-Windows PowerShell Conversion Guide Microsoft Docs Normal VBScript, PowerShell, Conversion Guide Converting VBScripts to PowerShell. 12.11.2009 Microsoft Docs
68 Neil Sleightholm WiX Blogs Blogger Normal MSI, WiX, WiX Sample Landing page for WiX blogs. 03.10.2012 Neil Sleightholm
67 WiX Burn Tips & Tricks Article High MSI, WiX Sample, Burn Sample Some tips and tricks for making WiX Burn Bundles. 01.08.2008 Neil Sleightholm
66 Rainer Stropek's WiX Samples on Github Github High MSI, WiX Sample Several thorough WiX samples. 01.01.2013 Rainer Stropek
65 Real-World Example: WiX/MSI Application Installer Article High MSI, WiX Sample A full, real-world WiX sample. 01.08.2008 Helge Klein
64 From MSI to WiX Blog Entry High MSI, WiX Sample Despite its age, this is one of the better tutorials for WiX. 10.02.2008 Alex Shevchuk
63 MSIX: Slightly more detail about what might be something huge but probably won't be Blog Entry Normal MSIX, MSI, AppX, AppV MSIX is the latest and greatest as of autumn 2018. This article discusses the technology. 19.05.2018 Bob Arnson
62 Why “and NOT installed” when running an app after install with Wix? Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Conditions Another ad-hoc answer on conditions. 12.04.2018 Stein Åsmul
61 How to add a WiX custom action that happens only on uninstall (via MSI)? Article Normal MSI, Conditions Some pragmatic conditions advice. 26.11.2008 Various
60 How to execute custom action only in install (not uninstall) Stackoverflow Normal MSI, Conditions Some suggested MSI conditons. 11.02.2009 Sascha Beaumont
59 Setup.exe return values Article Normal MSI, Setup.exe, InstallShield Setup.exe Return Values and Run-Time Errors (InstallScript Projects). 01.08.2008 Flexera
58 Silent Installation Flexera Normal MSI, Silent Installation, InstallShield About silent installations. 01.08.2008 Robert Dickau
57 MSI Tip: Writing to the Log File from a Custom Action. Flexera High MSI, Custom Action, Logging, InstallShield Various ways to write to the log file from custom actions of different types. 01.08.2008 Robert Dickau
56 I Take It All Back: Using Windows Installer (MSI) Rollback Actions Blog Entry Normal MSI, Rollback Custom Actions, InstallShield Rollback custom actions are complicated. 01.08.2008 Robert Dickau
55 Your Wish Is My Command Prompt Blog Entry Normal MSI, Command Line, Custom Actions, InstallShield Preventing command prompts from popping up during installation. 01.08.2008 Robert Dickau
54 Just Be Yourself: Understanding Windows Installer (MSI) Custom Action Contexts Blog Entry Normal MSI, Impersonation, Deferred Mode, System Context, InstallShield Explanation of the complex impersonation that happens during an MSI installation. 01.08.2008 Robert Dickau
53 Tell Me About It: Showing Action Messages During Software Installation Blog Entry Normal MSI, Progress Messages, GUI, InstallShield Customize installation progress messages. 01.08.2008 Robert Dickau
52 TechNet - Script Center Script Repository URL Normal TechNet, Script Center, Script Repository, Script Library Script resources for IT professionals. 03.11.2018 Microsoft
51 Plan B: Converting Between InstallShield Project Types Blog Entry Normal MSI, InstallShield On converting between different project types. 15.03.2011 Robert Dickau
50 You Again: Understanding Windows Installer (MSI) Self-Repair Blog Entry Normal MSI, Self-Repair, Resiliency, Self-Healing Understanding the mysterious Windows Installer self-repair. 06.02.2011 Robert Dickau
49 Look, No Hands: InstallShield’s Automation Tools Blog Entry Normal MSI, InstallShield, Automation, VBScript, Active Scripting, Build, IsCmdBld Various ways to automate InstallShield tools. 23.11.2010 Robert Dickau
48 VBScript - Tutorials by Guy Thomas Blog Entry Normal VBScript, Active Scripting Free tutorials of VBScripts 25.06.2003 Guy Thomas
47 Windows Installer (MSI), Backward and Forward Blog Entry Normal MSI, Essentials, Tips and Tricks, Hints, InstallShield Essentials for dealing with MSI. 01.08.2008 Robert Dickau
46 About SS64.com ss64.com Normal ss64.com, Samples, Syntax, Reference SS64 is a reference guide containing syntax and examples for the most prevalent computing commands (Database and Operating System). 03.11.2018 ss64.com
45 MSIX Conjectures Blog Entry Normal MSIX, crystal bowl, MSI, deployment Rob Mensching brings out his crystal bowl. 30.04.2018 Rob Mensching
44 HTML Color Picker URL High HTML colors, Online Tool An online tool to help select HTML colors. Included for quick searchability. 01.01.2000 W3Schools
43 WiX Quick-Start Suggestions Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX, WiX Sample, Example Astonishingly this "shoot from the hip" answer became popular. 28.07.2014 Stein Åsmul
42 StackOverflow: what does Name="SourceDir" refer to? Blog Entry High MSI, WiX, SourceDir The poorly understood SourceDir construct explained. 04.10.2003 Rob Mensching
41 Windows Installer Components Introduction Blog Entry High MSI, WiX 101 of Windows Installer Components. And then some. 04.10.2003 Rob Mensching
40 Inside the MSI file format, again Blog Entry High MSI, WiX More inside information. 10.02.2004 Rob Mensching
39 Inside the MSI file format Blog Entry High MSI, WiX Inside information. 25.11.2003 Rob Mensching
38 I live here Blog Entry Normal MSI, WiX Rob apparently still lives in the fires of mount Doom (Seattle). 11.02.2016 Rob Mensching
37 StackOverflow: What does ALLUSERS="0" mean? Blog Entry Normal MSI, WiX ALLUSERS="0" - the thing that should not be? 10.10.2014 Rob Mensching
36 Let's Code - WiX: Bad filenames Blog Entry Normal MSI, WiX Bad file names. Bad news. 01.02.2017 Rob Mensching
35 Debug Desktop Bridge Apps with Advanced Installer Advanced Installer Normal MSI, Debugging, Desktop Bridge, UWP, UWP App Container Debug your desktop application inside an UWP app container (Desktop Bridge) using the Visual Studio 2015 and 2017 extension from Advanced Installer Professional edition, or higher. 05.05.2017 Bogdan Mitrache
34 Antivirus Whitelisting Pains Advanced Installer High MSI, Malware, Anti Virus, Whitelisting False positives for malware can be a bigger problem than real malware to handle? 07.12.2016 Bogdan Mitrache
33 Windows 10 Creators Update can block Win32 Non-Store Apps from Installing Advanced Installer Normal MSI, Win32, MSIX A new trap from Microsoft for deployment. 03.03.2017 Bogdan Mitrache
32 .NET Bitness Pain Blog Entry High MSI, WiX, .NET, Bitness .NET bitness bites. 07.07.2010 Chris Painter
31 The Worst Installer I've Ever Seen Blog Entry Normal MSI, GUI Some installers leave a lot to be desired with regards to GUI and other things alike. 29.09.2010 Chris Painter
30 Dealing with Slow Starting Windows Services Blog Entry High MSI, WiX, Services Some services need some tender love and care. 10.02.2011 Chris Painter
29 In Defense of Merge Modules Blog Entry Normal MSI, Merge Modules, WiX, InstallShield, Advanced Installer A piece on the use of merge modules. 11.09.2010 Chris Painter
28 Windows10 S mode - evolved from Widnows 10S - is not dead Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX The Windows10 S mode. 23.10.2018 Steven Thomas
27 New system information custom actions coming soon to WiX v3 Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX OSInfo custom actions. 29.04.2007 Bob Arnson
26 Wix toolset license agreement multi-languages issue Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX, Localization Variables Some WiX snippets showing how you can use localization variables. 02.04.2018 Stein Åsmul
25 Beware localization variables Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX, Localization Variables Localization Variables 17.06.2008 Bob Arnson
24 Major upgrades now easier than ever Stackoverflow High MSI, WiX, Major Upgrades MajorUpgrade convenience element now on sale! 16.01.2010 Bob Arnson
23 WiX goodies: WixCop Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX, WixCop A tool to format and version-migrate markup. 26.03.2008 Bob Arnson
22 WiX performance tip: Use multiple cabinets Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX Large packages, the stuff of nightmares. Optimizations? 29.03.2008 Bob Arnson
21 New WiX feature: DefaultCompressionLevel Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX, Compression, MSZip You might want a different compression level for daily builds and milestone builds. 28.01.2008 Bob Arnson
20 Cabinet compression testing Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX, Compression, MSZip Different levels of compression exist for MSI files and their CABs. What effect does different levels have? 19.10.2014 Bob Arnson
19 How can I install hotfixes silently to speed up a fresh Windows 7 installation? Superuser Normal MSI, WiX How to install several Windows Update patches in sequence. DISM.exe installs is now apparently a better approach than this wusa one. 27.04.2014 Stein Åsmul
18 How to install an MSI silently? (short) Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX, msiexec, Silent Install A short description of how to install an MSI silently. 10.08.2014 Stein Åsmul
17 How to make better use of MSI files Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX On how to use transforms, command line parameters and various other issues relating to MSI deployment. Also an ad-hoc section on MSI anti-patterns. 28.06.2009 Stein Åsmul
16 How do I avoid common design flaws in my WiX / MSI deployment solution? Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX A crazy, whirlwind tour through some common pitfalls when using MSI. Not great, but hopefully better than nothing. These are the issues that you typically can't find in books (and for good reason - it is messy, and distinctively unimpressive). 23.08.2017 Stein Åsmul
15 How can I determine what causes repeated Windows Installer self-repair? Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX Windows Installer self-repair or resilience or self-healing has causes many gray hairs among deployment professionals. 20.05.2011 Stein Åsmul
14 How can I find the Upgrade Code for an installed MSI file? Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX Upgrade codes are a little elusive to retrieve in Windows due to some technical quirks. 08.10.2017 Stein Åsmul
13 What is the benefit and real purpose of program installation? Stackoverflow High MSI, WiX Deployment is not a simple task. It might be a high-profile, low-status task though. Here is a piece on the vast array of details deployment may involve. 29.03.2014 Stein Åsmul
12 What is the purpose of administrative installation initiated using msiexec /a? Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX, InstallShield, Advanced Installer Administrative Installation of MSI files is a repackager favorite feature. 22.04.2011 Stein Åsmul
11 Extract MSI from EXE Stackoverflow Normal MSI, InstallShield, WiX, Advanced Installer. Extracting files from a setup.exe can be a black art. 28.07.2014 Stein Åsmul
10 Why does MSI require the original .msi file to proceed with an uninstall? Stackoverflow High MSI, WiX, msiexec There are many concrete technical reasons why the original MSI can be needed to uninstall properly. 27.07.2009 Stein Åsmul
9 Change my component GUID in wix? Stackoverflow High MSI, WiX, Component GUIDs, Reference Counting MSI Component reference counting is complex and stringent. This tries to eliminate the haze. 14.09.2009 Stein Åsmul
8 How can I find the product GUID of an installed MSI setup? Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX, InstallShield, Advanced Installer, PACE Suite A few approaches to retrieve MSI product codes. 29.04.2015 Stein Åsmul
7 What installation product to use? InstallShield, WiX, Wise, Advanced Installer, etc Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX, InstallShield, Advanced Installer, PACE Suite What deployment tool to choose. 10.10.2009 Stein Åsmul
6 Uninstalling an MSI file from the command line without using msiexec Stackoverflow High MSI, WiX, InstallShield, Uninstall, MSI API, WMI, ARP, Installer Various ways to trigger an MSI uninstall. 09.06.2009 Stein Åsmul
5 Windows Installer and the creation of WiX Stackoverflow Normal MSI, WiX, Deployment Complexity An attempt to summarize the rationale behind the WiX toolkit. 23.08.2012 Stein Åsmul
4 Common MSI Conditions Cheat Sheet Article Normal MSI, Conditions, Custom Actions A cheat-sheet with common conditions to use for MSI custom actions and other conditions. 01.03.2016 Flexera
3 Component, package, product and upgrade codes in Windows Installer Article High MSI, GUIDs A full understanding of component, product, package and upgrade codes is required to work effectively with MSI. 20.11.2005 Stefan Krüger
2 Using Dual ListBoxes as Replacement for a Multi-Selection ListBox Installsite.org Normal MSI, GUI, Dialogs MSI GUI leaves a lot to be desired. This old article is still interesting to handle the MSI GUI shortcomings. 20.11.2005 Stefan Krüger
1 Installation Phases and In-Script Execution Options for Custom Actions in Windows Installer Article High MSI, Sequencing, Deferred, Immediate Essential article on Windows Installer's installation phases, custom action sequencing and technical complexity that results. 27.08.2001 Stefan Krüger
1091 Submit a file for malware analysis URL High Malware, Windows Defender, Smart Screen, Anti-Virus, Security, Scan Microsoft security researches analyze suspicious files to determine threat levels. 03.03.2021 Microsoft
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