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Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby Cosmin » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:27 pm

Hello everybody,

We're trying to expand our predefined prerequisites list and who better to ask than our users. Let us know which preconfigured runtimes, frameworks or third-party applications you want to add with just a couple of clicks.

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby jwest » Tue May 11, 2010 1:52 pm

Office / Excel / Access 2010

Should be similar to 2007 except the registry keys have 14.0 in them.

Of course, Office 2010 can be installed as either a 32 or 64 bit version.

The 32 bit version of Excel 2010 running on a 32 bit version of Windows (XP) will have the following key
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Excel\InstallRoot

The 32 bit version of Excel 2010 running on a 64 bit version of Windows (XPx64,Vistax64,Win7x64) will have the following key
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Excel\InstallRoot

The 64 bit version of Excel 2010 running on a 64 bit version of Windows (XPx64,Vistax64,Win7x64) will have the following key
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Excel\InstallRoot

Sorry, but I am only familiar with Excel but I imagine it is similar for Access 2010. I should also add that I don't actually know if Office 2010 works on XP-64.

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby Zardoz2293 » Fri May 14, 2010 8:56 am

    SQL Server Express 2008 SP1

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby Cosmin » Fri May 14, 2010 2:50 pm

Hi,

Office / Excel / Access 2010

We will include support for them in Advanced Installer 7.8. Thank you for your suggestion.

SQL Server Express 2008 SP1

We already implemented this, along with SQL Server 2008 R2 and they should be available in the next version (7.7).

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby stevehiner » Wed May 19, 2010 10:42 pm

.Net Framework 4.0

I know it's really, really new but we're thinking of updating our app for it and we'd like to start using Advanced Installer to package the app.

Note: my copy is a little old 7.5.2 because our support lapsed. I don't know if the two newer versions support .Net 4.0 but I didn't notice it in the feature list. Official support for 4.0 would likely be all the reason I need to have my boss extend our support.

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby Bogdan » Fri May 21, 2010 10:47 am

Hi,

Support for .NET 4.0 prerequisites has already been implemented in Advanced Installer 7.7, this version is scheduled for release very soon.

Please let us know if you have other suggestions.

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby suki » Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:36 am

I see there are no reporting tools available in the pre-requisites section in advanced installer. So, You can add any of the most used reporting tool for windows based applications and web applications as well..

Crystal Reports for visual studio 2005 and visual studio 2008 is my option.

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby gregmac » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:13 pm

  • ASP.NET AJAX Extensions
  • ASP.NET MVC Framework

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby moniuch » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:51 pm

This is a great notion, Cosmin!
After a while without development at all, I am coming back to life. I would love to see the Adobe applications as well as more browser-related prerequisite tests.

As per Adobe: I would be interested in not only in querying for a particular app, but also its version and locale (locale was used to determine the preset folder paths around CS2 and CS3, so it is quite important)
As per browsers: I would not only like to query for a specific browser installed but also to know which has been assigned as system default.

And I hope to get them in the free version - $500 is still too much for a scripter :(
Happy coding, everyone.

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby Cosmin » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:00 pm

Hi,

As per Adobe: I would be interested in not only in querying for a particular app, but also its version and locale

Our next release will include predefined searches for Adobe products.

As per browsers: I would not only like to query for a specific browser installed but also to know which has been assigned as system default.

I added this improvement on our TODO list and it will be available in a future version. Thank you for your suggestion.

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby phlow666 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:20 am

What about oracle client?

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby Cosmin » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:40 am

phlow666 wrote:What about oracle client?

Oracle Database releases have multiple files and folders, so a predefined prerequisite would have to include the actual release files. For now we cannot do this because the OTN License Agreement doesn't allow it. We can create predefined prerequisites only for single file installers or installers we can redistribute.

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby timryder » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:42 pm

Visual C++

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby kellymac » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:42 am

I very much need to have Windows 7 Service Pack 1 as a prerequisite for or installed application. Is there a way I can add this now?

Thanks so much!

Kelly

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Re: Suggestions for predefined prerequisites

Postby Cosmin » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:52 am

Hi,

timryder wrote:Visual C++

Advanced Installer already has predefined prerequisites for Visual C++ redistributables.

kellymac wrote:I very much need to have Windows 7 Service Pack 1 as a prerequisite for or installed application. Is there a way I can add this now?

You can create a custom prerequisite which checks this registry entry:

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\CurrentBuildNumber

It should be 7601 for Windows 7 SP 1.
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