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by Bogdan
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: Building an installer is a real pain
Replies: 1
Views: 925

Re: Building an installer is a real pain

Hi, This is a problem we had in older versions. We did not got any new reports of this occurring within the last released versions. Can you please tell us what version are you using? If you are using an older version and it is possible to try a newer one, please install it side by side and give it a...
by Bogdan
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Optional PreRequisite
Replies: 2
Views: 2925

Re: Optional PreRequisite

Hi, In the current software I don't see these options. I don't want to be mean :) but I guess you are using the PRO edition and the features I mentioned are available in the Enterprise project, thus you need an Enterprise license. The same is valid for the properties appearing for a few seconds on t...
by Bogdan
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: Upgrading to the lastest version of Advanced Installer
Replies: 1
Views: 889

Re: Upgrading to the lastest version of Advanced Installer

Hi and welcome to our forums, can I apply 13.7 patches onto existing 13.3 patches/installations? Yes, you can. However, we recommend creating images for patches and the patch itself with the same version. You can keep version 13.3 side by side with 13.7, this is supported by us, and if you need to c...
by Bogdan
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: old version of an installer package on new version of AI
Replies: 1
Views: 1197

Re: old version of an installer package on new version of AI

Hi, We do support upgrading projects from older versions into our most recent one. However, your situation is different because you are trying to jump directly from a version that is over 10 years old. To do this I suggest you try incremental migrations. First you upgrade to a version from 2010 (AI ...
by Bogdan
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Start a service after IIS completes
Replies: 7
Views: 2181

Re: Start a service after IIS completes

Hi Dave, Will you be adding a Start Service custom action? You're lucky :), I am happy to confirm that based on prior requests this feature has been implemented in version 13.8 of Advanced Installer. This version is now in its final testing period, it will be released at the end of March or beginnin...
by Bogdan
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: The XML file adds extra characters when created?
Replies: 2
Views: 1033

Re: The XML file adds extra characters when created?

Hi, Please note that this is the normal behavior. The & special character is automatically parsed to & when an XML file is created. If you want to have exactly the "/define:_MYTYPE=\"Web\"" value to be written in your XML file, you need to write it like this in the Advanced Installer project: /defin...
by Bogdan
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Installing an application for user
Replies: 3
Views: 1179

Re: Installing an application for user

Hi, According to the settings you highlighted below the package should install per user. Can you please send us/attach the AIP file and a verbose log of the installation, so we can analyze it. The install type (user/machine) can also be altered during the install/upgrade time, I want to make sure th...
by Bogdan
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: Run a MSI with Transform (MST) during install?
Replies: 3
Views: 5748

Re: Run a MSI with Transform (MST) during install?

Hi, 1) I assume this will be included in my package at build time? Yes, you are correct, it is included in the main package. 2) I am sorry, I forgot to mention a limitation from our support for feature-based prerequisites. Basically, it all relates to a Windows Installer limitation that prevents two...
by Bogdan
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Start a service after IIS completes
Replies: 7
Views: 2181

Re: Start a service after IIS completes

Hi Dave, Have you checked out these threads: - http://www.advancedinstaller.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29980 - http://www.advancedinstaller.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=28543&hilit=+assembly#p74089 - http://www.advancedinstaller.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=30681 If this does not help let us know an...
by Bogdan
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: Run a MSI with Transform (MST) during install?
Replies: 3
Views: 5748

Re: Run a MSI with Transform (MST) during install?

Hi, You can bundle all the MSIs and MST inside a single MSI built with Advanced Installer. - You'll need to add them as feature-based prerequisites, so this way the main package remains an MSI. - Allow the main MSI to run either with basic or full UI - for the MST, you can go to Setup Files tab for ...
by Bogdan
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: Theme Coloring and MSI vs EXE
Replies: 5
Views: 2284

Re: Theme Coloring and MSI vs EXE

Hi, Welcome to our forums and thank you for purchasing Advanced Installer. 1) Changing those properties should allow you to customize the colors. Unfortunately there is no additional documentation, as those themes are not designed to be customized extensively (that is why we provide multiple variati...
by Bogdan
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: Modify Installer At Download
Replies: 2
Views: 1037

Re: Modify Installer At Download

Hi Dave, Here is what you can try, without building a custom installer for each download. Advanced Installer has a support for "File Download Operations" which allows you to point the installer to an URL from where it downloads a file, at install time. The URL field accepts a property reference, thi...
by Bogdan
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: Scripting during prerequisite install
Replies: 1
Views: 942

Re: Scripting during prerequisite install

Hi Brian, You can try something like this: - create a new AIP that builds and empty MSI. Uncheck the option to "Register with Windows Installer" from Product Details page - in this MSI add a custom action (your script/DLL) that checks for the pending restart - add an Error Message predefined custom ...
by Bogdan
Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: Question?
Replies: 1
Views: 870

Re: Question?

Yes, but you need to manually configure the project resources (files and registry) manually, according to Microsoft docs, available on MSDN. This can take a lot of time if you don't have experience with installers and it is error prone. The time you save ( on building the package and debugging probl...