On September 18th, 2017 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 14.3 in Freeware, Professional, For Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

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We're not done, many more improvements were included too, along the with usual tweaking around the existing features from Advanced Installer. Check out the full list below.

New features

Enhancements

  • New context menus for all views
  • UI changes to Repackager and Run VM features
  • Run and Run in VM are disabled for AppX, MacOS, ThinApp and UWP builds
  • Enable Licensing to identify a computer using its MAC address
  • Edit and combo controls accept scroll commands only on focus, not on hover
  • Capture Profiles can now exclude filenames no matter their location
  • Valid default build output name for UWP packages when the Product Name contains unsupported characters
  • Java 9 priority over Java 8 when both are installed
  • Java 8 prerequisites update to latest version 8u144
  • Detect and reload dictionary files modified outside of Advanced Installer
  • Command-line switch to refresh synchronized folders
  • Provision existing virtual machines
  • Get notified that files with very long paths cannot be imported from .rpk

Bug fixes

  • Absolute path is prepended onto files that are intended to have relative path
  • Notification for "Sha1 deprecated" is displayed multiple times
  • New line cannot be added for a translated string in the "Project Strings" tab
  • Registry picker does not display all keys
  • XML comments are always written on disk even if they already exist
  • ProductName property is misspelled in the German language default string
  • Event query subscription cannot be changed when editing a scheduled task
  • Autorun files are generated for all builds not for just one build
  • [AI_AIP_FOLDER] property is not correctly resolved after save/build the project
  • First init event in the list is added with the same order as the last published event
  • Error detecting the default "project language"
  • "EXE and MSI file signature mismatch" error when using LZMA compression
  • Infinite loop in notification center
  • Product Support Info fields have incorrect labels compared to the ones from "Programs and Features"
  • Dialog Editor issue with HTM Layout preview on HiDPI
  • Using Chinese characters in App-V Import Wizard returns an error
  • Folder permissions are changed when sorting the Username column
  • Build error for Multilingual Mixed packages having 64-bit Merge Modules
  • Copy and Paste operations for folder structures don’t work properly
  • Pre-build event targeted file is missing should return a meaningful error
  • Scheduled Tasks "On an Event" are not imported correctly
  • Prerequisite command-line is erased when moving a prerequisite from the Feature-based section to the Pre-Install section
  • Loaded serial number is not validated by "Predefined fixed set of serials" validation at install time
  • Edit AppV alters entry values and key paths from registry
  • UI does not update when the component keypath changes
  • Files and folders view is not refreshed in Visual Studio extension
  • Updater loglevel is not recognised in command-line by using the pipe character
  • Hash file state is not correctly loaded
  • Size for output EXE was not computed correctly if it exceed 4GB
  • Repackager error when Hyper-V virtual machine is not in the Running state
  • Visual Studio throws an error when trying to add project output from a project that failed to load
  • Registry rows used by COM objects are not correctly located in view
  • Test installation UI fails for multi language projects
  • Invalid command line error when testing a SQL connection from the project
  • "Cannot begin transaction. Global mutex not properly initialized" when installing specific MSI
  • New folder under SQL Databases not accepting free format string for folder name (e.g. spaces)
  • Feature based prerequisites are not installed on silent install
  • Conversion for use of AI_GetMsiProperty
  • .NET Application project outdated wizard

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