Problem with 8.4

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Bjammin
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Problem with 8.4

Post by Bjammin » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:19 pm

When I build a long existing install, part way through the process Windows has to go through an install / repair of VS 2010.

Never had this problem until I installed 8.4 It does not seem to cause a problem as far as I can tell, but it really slows down the build. And it happens EVERY time I build, even within the same session.


Window Title: Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional - ENU

Window Message: Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
Professional 2010

Gathering Required Information: Progress bar shows, along with a Cancel Option

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Below is the text from the build along with a note as to when this occurs.

[ DefaultBuild ]
Building package (en): C:\Users\Ben\Documents\Advanced Installer\Projects\Certified Payroll Solution\Setup Files\Setup.exe
Reusing archives from cache... done.
Creating MSI database... done.
Writing Summary Information... done.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

This is where the installer comes up.

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Adding merge modules... done.
Signing MSI... done.
Creating EXE file... done.
Build time: 3 min 54 sec.

Total build time: 3 min 54 sec.
Build finished successfully.

Thank you for your help.

Bjammin
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Re: Problem with 8.4

Post by Bjammin » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:21 pm

And one more thing

I have repaired VS 2010.

I have uninstalled Advanced Installer 8.4 and then installed 8.4 and still get the same error.

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Re: Problem with 8.4

Post by Bogdan » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:13 am

Hi,

We are not sure why this is happening. Could you create a sample project file which reproduces the problem and send it to us at support at advancedinstaller dot com?
Or even the current project file, if using a sample you cannot reproduce the behavior.

Regards,
Bogdan
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Bjammin
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Re: Problem with 8.4

Post by Bjammin » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:29 pm

Ok,

I created a new most simple test sample and it compiled & built without incident.

I then added one Merge Module and built and viola, reproduction of the error.

setup.aip file is attached. Anything else you need let me know.

Thanks again.

Ben
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Re: Problem with 8.4

Post by Bogdan » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:38 pm

Hi Ben,

Unfortunately we cannot replicate this behavior and it is quite strange as Advanced Installer does not require for VS to be installed on the machine.
For building/including merge modules you should have installed only Microsoft SDK 7.0, not 7.1. Do you have it installed? This SDK contains additional tools used by Advanced Installer,
for example on patch creation or other processes.

Also, can you look in Event Viewer to see if the OS gives you any details about the repair operation trigger on VS 2010. To get more information from
Windows Installer you can enable automatic logging, as explained at the end of the following tutorial.

One more thing, is this problem appearing with any random MSM file (created with AI or VS or downloaded from a certain vendor) or only with a specific one?

Regards,
Bogdan
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Re: Problem with 8.4

Post by Bjammin » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:11 pm

Bogdan,

It doesn't matter what MSM is used.

I did look through the log & was pretty convinced that I was going to have to uninstall VS 2010, but I installed the latest Windows 7 Update and poof everything is just fine.

Thanks

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