Invalid package family name - Where can i set this? Can't find that in the package information tab
From what we know this metadata cannot be set. The package family name is generated by the OS (not Advanced Installer) starting from the Package Identity Name
, it basically appends a hash at the end of the name, which is generated from the Package & Publisher Identify
You cannot directly set this name. As long as you set the Package Identity Name
correct (as Microsoft requires) and the Publisher ID
the package family name must be correct too.
The Package Identity Name
can be set within your project from "Package Information"
page -> "Package" -> "ID" field. The Package Identity Name is composed of the publisher/company name and the app name. As our default show, it must be (Microsoft requires) something like this:
Your company name is automatically detected by Microsoft from your Windows Developer account. If you set that wrong you should contact Microsoft and ask for help to change it. All the apps you will publish in the store must have the package identity starting with this name.
The Publisher ID
can be set from "Package Information"
page -> "Publisher" -> "ID" field. The Publisher ID must be set to the value given by Microsoft into your Windows Developer account, e.g. CN=12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012
Invalid package publisher name - This is a field in the package information tab. So i changed the value to the expected one. But every time i reopen advanced installer the old (computed?) value is taken.
I am not so sure why this happens. I tested the scenario but I cannot replicate this. Can you consistently replicate it? If so, can you try to iterate a detailed step by step test case you follow when this issue occurs?
All the best,