For those new to Windows deployment/management, Windows Installer is Microsoft's solution used for the installation, removal, but also maintenance of software. Windows Installer was released for the first time when Windows 95 came in and has been developed over time since then.
November 20th, 2019
There are multiple package formats used for deploying Windows applications, the most well-known being the MSI – Windows Installer. If you didn't know already, an MSI is a database that can be easily customized through the use of command line parameters or MST transform files.
October 29th, 2019
In November 2015, Microsoft released the first edition of System Center Configuration Manager called SCCM (Current Branch) 1511. And since then, Microsoft decided to change its name to “SCCM YYMM (Year Month)” following the same naming convention as for Windows 10 YYMM (example Windows 10 1809).
October 18th, 2019
October 8th, 2019
If you did not know this yet, all MSIX application packages must be digitally signed. There is no exception. Nowadays, we can all agree that cybersecurity is crucial. Therefore Microsoft decided to assist in this matter by enforcing the digital signature of the MSIX. If you have an MSIX package that is not digitally signed, and you try to install it, it will fail.
October 4th, 2019
VLC media player (or in short VLC) is an open-source, cross-platform media player created by VideoLan. At the moment, its one of the most popular players on the market.Let’s see if we can convert it to the new MSIX technology by Microsoft and what challenges we face in doing so.
August 21st, 2019
Let’s assume that you have an application that installs files or registry in a user location. In this article we explain how you can install that information for all users by using MSI, APP-V or the new Microsoft installer technology, MSIX, a short cleanup process description, and a short comparison between them.
June 24th, 2019
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