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October, 2007

  • Heath Stewart's blog

    EXE Custom Actions are Bad

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    Windows Installer custom actions that launch executables (base custom action type msidbCustomActionTypeExe , 0x2) are typically bad and should be avoided. How are they bad? Let the Windows Installer team count the ways . During internal audits we question...
  • Heath Stewart's blog

    ResolveSource Requires Source

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    It might be tempting to schedule the ResolveSource action , but ResolveSource actually requires that the original installation source is available whenever it is called. If your installer package is authored correctly, source must only be resolve in cases...
  • Heath Stewart's blog

    Progress for New Patches

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    You asked. We answered. One source of problems for Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 was that VS 2005 SP1 targeted multiple products, and if you had multiple target products installed - most commonly Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 that uses our...
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