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by Dan
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Sample Projects
Topic: Trigger MSI installation from a MSIX package using PowerShell
Replies: 1
Views: 10617

Trigger MSI installation from a MSIX package using PowerShell

Hello, The MSIX has limitation, no news here. In case you want to migrate the current supported features to MSIX and install the unsuported features from MSI (e.g. drivers) and have a single distribution package as MSIX then it is possible. You can include the MSI in the MSIX and trigger the MSI ins...
by Dan
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: Building optional package for AppX/MSIX build
Replies: 2
Views: 4088

Re: Building optional package for AppX/MSIX build

Hello,

We don't have yet support for this but we are working on this. Once this feature will be available in Advanced Installer, I will let you know.

Thank you for your suggestion.

Best regards,
Dan
by Dan
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Sample Projects
Topic: MSI Open Database to get list of file paths to the installed files in a custom dll
Replies: 0
Views: 29053

MSI Open Database to get list of file paths to the installed files in a custom dll

Hello, Here's a sample project where you can see how to interact with the MSI database at runtime, through a custom action. The sample project is attached to this thread, so if you are interested to take a look directly at my project, you are more than welcome to download the ZIP file. For debugging...
by Dan
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Attempting to upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 5798

Re: Attempting to upgrade

Hello, Please keep in mind that custom actions must return a value of 0 for success. The installer interprets any other return value as failure. Also, in order to continue with the installation even the custom action returns a value other then 0, you can uncheck the “Fails installation if custom act...
by Dan
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: modify / uninstall does not work after silent installation
Replies: 1
Views: 1841

Re: modify / uninstall does not work after silent installation

Hello, In order to see what fails during the uninstall process, can you pleae create a log file of the uninstall process? Can you please send us the .AIP (project file) and a verbose log of the uninstall process to support at advancedinstaller dot com so we can investigate it? If it contains confide...
by Dan
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Sample Projects
Topic: How to link Installer Analytics with the installer
Replies: 0
Views: 43173

How to link Installer Analytics with the installer

Hello, In case you have a subscription for Installer Analytics and need to link to your installers here's more details. In the Analytics view from Advanced Installer you can track your installations, just enable the Installer Analytics. Once the checkbox has been enabled, an ID will be generated for...
by Dan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Launch app as current user after escalation in Vista/Win7
Replies: 8
Views: 5637

Re: Launch app as current user after escalation in Vista/Win7

Hi Harvey, In this case, you can create a custom action that will detect if the process is running elevated or not. Also, you will have 2 custom actions of launch File custom action added as custom actions without sequence . Each custom action will launch your application when the user will press th...
by Dan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Sample Projects
Topic: Launch app in the context installation privileges at the end of the installation
Replies: 0
Views: 43004

Launch app in the context installation privileges at the end of the installation

Hello, In case you need to launch the application at the end of the installation in the context of the installation privileges, you can follow the below steps to implement this: 1) Create a custom action to detect if the installer process is running elevated or not 2) Launch the app based on the res...
by Dan
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Black Surface Theme Color Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 3973

Re: Black Surface Theme Color Issue

Hello,

A much better approach is the one detailed in the How to change the background of the LicenseAgreementDlg in Surface theme and keep print functionality? article.

Best regards,
Dan
by Dan
Fri May 31, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Launch app as current user after escalation in Vista/Win7
Replies: 8
Views: 5637

Re: Launch app as current user after escalation in Vista/Win7

Hi Harvey, Can you please give us more details about your scenario? Is there any reason for such a behavior? If your package requires admin privileges, that means you always need admin privileges to install your application. In this case you can enable the Run as admin from the FinishDlg . Is there ...
by Dan
Mon May 27, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Extension for Visual Studio 2019 Failed to Install
Replies: 1
Views: 4242

Re: Extension for Visual Studio 2019 Failed to Install

Hello, Indeed, this seems to be a problem in our VSIX package for VS 2019. We have fixed this and the fix will be available in our next version of Advanced Installer. Until then, you can install the fixed extension from here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/kzdefftepczfib6/vs16_extension.vsix?dl=0 Please ...
by Dan
Tue May 07, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Multi-Instances
Replies: 1
Views: 1503

Re: Multi-Instances

Hello, I would not recommend you to use the generate instances at install time option due to its limitation. You are not able to upgrade the installed instances, you can only install upgrades as small updates. Please let me know if everything is working as expected when using static instances with t...
by Dan
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Building Installers
Topic: ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT with "Override Windows Installer Program list entry"
Replies: 3
Views: 2415

Re: ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT with "Override Windows Installer Program list entry"

Hello, Note that the ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT property is set by default in an installer where you have the Override Windows Installer programs list entry option enabled. To avoid the application from being displayed in the Control Panel that has the Override Windows Installer programs list entry option e...
by Dan
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Sample Projects
Topic: Prevent IIS elements from being removed during upgrade
Replies: 0
Views: 44303

Prevent IIS elements from being removed during upgrade

Hello, If you need to prevent IIS elements from being removed during upgrade, here is what you need to do: Prevent IIS elements to overwrite the existing website Do not remove IIS elements during the uninstall triggered by an upgrade An upgrade installation consists in two parts: the uninstall of th...
by Dan
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Common Problems
Topic: Advanced Installer inside a Docker Image
Replies: 3
Views: 4347

Re: Advanced Installer inside a Docker Image

Hello Matt,

Indeed, the encountered behavior is correct.

Please contact us on support at advancedinstaller dot com for a special license that will let you use Advanced Installer inside a Docker image.

Best regards,
Dan

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