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by alter_ego_dev2
Thu May 30, 2024 12:31 pm
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: How to pass dynamic value to merged module?
Replies: 1
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How to pass dynamic value to merged module?

Hey, My installer project has a merged module with NETADAPTERCX21_Property parameter. It is not clear how I could dynamically pass the parameter in Advanced Installer project. There is Parameters section In the Configure Merge Modules, the section has one item NETADAPTERCX21_Property. I can enter a ...
by alter_ego_dev2
Tue Apr 23, 2024 3:48 pm
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: How to correctly add merged modules?
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How to correctly add merged modules?

Hey, guys I would like to add merged modules to an installer project. There are three merged modules which have the same driver for different platforms (x86, x64, arm64): https://github.com/OpenVPN/ovpn-dco-win/releases/download/1.1.1/ovpn-dco-amd64.msm https://github.com/OpenVPN/ovpn-dco-win/releas...
by alter_ego_dev2
Tue Mar 12, 2024 4:51 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: How to add an optional (non mandatory) resource file?
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Views: 6261
 
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How to add an optional (non mandatory) resource file?

Advanced installer is able to add files or folders in Resources/ Files and Folders. On project build, the build process checks if all files exist and fails if any of files are missing. Can I configure a project to do not fail to build if some specific file is missing? For example, if the file exists...
by alter_ego_dev2
Tue Mar 05, 2024 9:15 am
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: How to build installer project using a specific build?
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Views: 7713
 
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Re: How to build installer project using a specific build?

It seems I have found how to specify a build:

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Rebuild -buildslist $buildName
by alter_ego_dev2
Tue Mar 05, 2024 9:13 am
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: How to customize Advanced Installer prerequisites?
Replies: 3
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Re: How to customize Advanced Installer prerequisites?

Thank you very much for the clarification! I've got a question from the maintainability perspective: If I understood correctly there are two projects created from one template in your proposed option. Does it mean that in case of a new custom action, I will need to create a custom action in one proj...
by alter_ego_dev2
Mon Mar 04, 2024 1:53 pm
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: How to build installer project using a specific build?
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How to build installer project using a specific build?

At the moment CI pipeline builds an advanced installer project using PowerShell script with command line tools: $installerScript = @" ;aic SetVersion $version SetAzureKeyVaultSecret $azureKeyVaultSecret SetProperty CONFIGURATION=$configuration Save Rebuild "@ $installerScript | Out-File bu...
by alter_ego_dev2
Mon Mar 04, 2024 10:42 am
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: How to customize Advanced Installer prerequisites?
Replies: 3
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How to customize Advanced Installer prerequisites?

We would like to have two different installer versions of an application. 1). An installer has several prerequisites based on "Download single file from URL" approach. The installer size is small and it can download prerequisite files during installation and install them before application...
by alter_ego_dev2
Mon Feb 26, 2024 4:08 pm
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: Does Advanced Installer support ARM64 architecture?
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Re: Does Advanced Installer support ARM64 architecture?

Catalin wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 2:12 pm The only way to overcome this would be through a single AIP and multiple builds, or perhaps multiple projects as you mentioned.
How a separate build could help in this case? It seems the build configuration doesn't have a package type parameter.
by alter_ego_dev2
Fri Feb 23, 2024 11:06 am
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: Does Advanced Installer support ARM64 architecture?
Replies: 9
Views: 35492
 
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Re: Does Advanced Installer support ARM64 architecture?

At the moment I added an additional advanced installer project for ARM64 version. The ARM64 project has only one difference: package type is set to Arm64. I'm not happy about that because now I need to do same changes in both versions. Is it possible to have only one installer project and set Instal...
by alter_ego_dev2
Tue Dec 19, 2023 1:20 pm
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: Does Advanced Installer support ARM64 architecture?
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Re: Does Advanced Installer support ARM64 architecture?

Hello, Yes, you should be able to do so by selecting the appropriate option as I've mentioned above. Best regards, Catalin I've managed to install an Arm64 application using Advanced Installer. However, during installation in Task Manager/Processes the installer process is marked as (32 bit) even w...
by alter_ego_dev2
Tue Dec 05, 2023 3:21 pm
Forum: Installer Analytics
Topic: How to setup PowerShell custom action to provide details in case of action fail?
Replies: 7
Views: 135565
 
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Re: How to setup PowerShell custom action to provide details in case of action fail?

Hello, What I'm thinking here is that in case of failure, you can set a property and then see it in the "Custom Properties" section of your Installer Analytics account. Have you tried that? Best regards, Catalin I'm sorry, probably, I wasn't clear enough. At the moment Advanced Installer ...
by alter_ego_dev2
Tue Dec 05, 2023 2:55 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: What would be the best practice to handle users with the restricted PowerShell ExecutionPolicy?
Replies: 3
Views: 16048
 
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Re: What would be the best practice to handle users with the restricted PowerShell ExecutionPolicy?

In case 1, we can do as you said in your point 1. However, for the second case, there's nothing we can really do. And most of the times, in an corporate environment, we are talking about the 2nd case. Just to double check, are you saying that if the Execution Policy is set using GroupPolicy (Machin...
by alter_ego_dev2
Mon Dec 04, 2023 11:18 am
Forum: Installer Analytics
Topic: How to setup PowerShell custom action to provide details in case of action fail?
Replies: 7
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Re: How to setup PowerShell custom action to provide details in case of action fail?

Hello, The script doesn't have any try/catch block and do not return any exit values. This is something you should add to your script if you need it. The script either returns success or error, these are the only options for the Windows Installer service that interprets them. Best regards, Catalin ...
by alter_ego_dev2
Mon Dec 04, 2023 10:33 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: What would be the best practice to handle users with the restricted PowerShell ExecutionPolicy?
Replies: 3
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What would be the best practice to handle users with the restricted PowerShell ExecutionPolicy?

An installer has several "Run PowerShell Inline Script" custom actions. We have found that some users face installation issues because of PowerShell ExecutionPolicy settings. How can this case be handled? 1). Probably we could have an additional custom action that would change ExecutionPol...
by alter_ego_dev2
Mon Nov 27, 2023 2:22 pm
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: Does Advanced Installer support ARM64 architecture?
Replies: 9
Views: 35492
 
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Re: Does Advanced Installer support ARM64 architecture?

Thank you for the reply. I mean a case when there is a ARM based PC computer with Windows 10/11 OS and we would like to create a .NET application for the computer. Could I use Advanced Installer to create an installation file that would contain an ARM build application and would be able to execute o...

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