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Deployment specialist, release manager, corporate packaging and some development experience.


Feb
15
revised How to extract files from MSI package?
Yet again the URL for the Installshield setup.exe CLI has been updated.
Feb
8
revised Why do Windows Installers (.msi files) take so much longer to uninstall than other installers?
Adding Disclaimer, edit
Feb
7
revised Why do Windows Installers (.msi files) take so much longer to uninstall than other installers?
Removing boldface.
Jan
30
answered How to use a msi installer property in condition message in wix installer?
Jan
29
comment Can an administration extraction of an MSI file perform registry and/or system wide changes?
Note that custom actions in the admin sequence also can be designed to prepare a network installation point with extracted files for company wide distribution by setting trivial settings in configuration files, preparing license files etc... This is the reason why admin installs can have custom actions in them, but I have yet to see any packages that make use of this. For most packages the admin sequence is standard and will extract all files, modify the Media table to use extracted files and perform other standardized operations.
Jan
29
comment How do I force the Windows MSI installer to perform a complete install?
@user193452: yes, don't set ADDLOCAL in the Property table, set it on the command line for msiexec.exe. Very different operations.
Sep
14
awarded  Necromancer
Oct
15
awarded  Revival
Jan
6
awarded  Revival
Oct
19
awarded  Fanatic
Oct
8
awarded  Yearling
Aug
10
awarded  Enthusiast
Jul
7
revised How to extract files from MSI package?
Fixed broken hyperlink.
Jun
13
revised Why do Windows Installers (.msi files) take so much longer to uninstall than other installers?
Added emphasis on the proposed workaround.
Jun
13
awarded  Revival
Jun
13
answered Prevent System Restore Point from being created during Install
Jun
13
answered How do I force the Windows MSI installer to perform a complete install?
Jun
13
answered Why can't I open file with doubleklick after I moved the application that opens it on windows?
Jun
13
comment Why aren't all applications 'portable'?
The GAC is just the second coming of DLL hell. Nice concept, but in real life you end up with confusion as different executables bind with different versions of the same file, and some versions of those files may have security flaws. It's an almighty mess to deal with if you need a secure environment. Now you actually have to patch different versions of the same file to patch the same security hole. Hurray! It should be noted that policies and mandatory redirects can help, but that's like saying a band aid helps against open wounds.
Jun
13
awarded  Editor