Advanced Installer 10.8 Release Notes

On December 10th, 2013 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 10.8 in Free, Professional, Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

The 10.8 release brings the ability to easily visualise the differences between two MSI or MST packages, allowing you to easily spot mistakes or unintended modifications.

The included Licensing Library gains online activation support, while an expansive set of predefined prerequisites are added or updated.

New features

  • MSI and MST Diff
  • Online Activation Support for Licensing Library
  • Support for bulk editing SQL Scripts
  • Updated all .NET Framework prerequisites
  • Predefined prerequisite for .NET 4.5.1
  • Predefined launch condition for .NET 4.5.1
  • Predefined launch condition for IIS 8.5
  • Predefined launch condition for PowerShell 3.0
  • Predefined launch condition for Windows Server 2012 R2

Enhancements

  • Added option for using SHA256 in digital signature
  • Added support for VMware Workstation 10 and VMware Player 6
  • The user is now prompted to import older Visual Studio Setup projects when opening a solution with Visual Studio 2012
  • Added support for clearing collections in IIS Custom Properties feature
  • Updated the Text Update UI to better reflect the operations that can be performed on a file
  • Updated Combo Box control to support Enhanced UI, so it can be used on Surface theme
  • Updater icon tray balloon displays the Updates dialog when clicked
  • Improvement to easily add the support service and the custom action which configures the service for installing updates without elevation
  • Added "Go To Component" for COM objects(Classes, Interfaces, COM+, TypeLibs)
  • COM interface registry entries components are now shown in Organization Page
  • "New build" options always enabled(context menu and toolbar) from Media page
  • Support for .PNG images in "Slideshow" feature
  • Licensing Library improvement -> The application continues in trial mode if the user canceled the Trial dialog
  • Folder sharing options improvement
  • Using file name instead of temporary file when printing
  • Added import XML file command line option
  • Added command line option to generate license key

Bug fixes

  • Fixed .NET launch conditions
  • Fixed upgrade for projects that have feature based prerequisites
  • Fixed list of supported OSs for 64-bit prerequisites
  • New prerequisite wizard added "VerMin=1.0" garbage to the first install condition
  • Fixed incorrect configuration for SQL Native Client predefined prerequisites
  • MSI from App-V did not display an error when failing to add App-V package to App-V Client
  • The same Product Code was generated for every App-V 5.0 package
  • Advanced Installer extension crashed Visual Studio when adding a project without an output
  • AIPROJ file was marked as "modified" during solution load
  • Sharepoint WSP solutions were not removed when uninstalling MSI from Control Panel
  • Updater failed to install an update using support service when configuration file URL was specified from command line
  • Install Updates without elevation failed on Russian Windows 7
  • Post-build event failed if the path from the "Working Directory" field was enclosed by quotes
  • Post-build event failed if the arguments contained paths with spaces
  • Fixed error when importing Data Source
  • Fixed crash when importing an MSI with missing TextStyles in RadioButton table
  • Running a Mixed 32/64 installation package silently on 32-bit machines created "32-bit" folder in the APPDIR
  • Default repackager filters excluded COM registry entries
  • An assembly's "ProccessorArchitecture" attribute was set to "None"
  • "File Version" search did not search in the 64-bit portion of the registry
  • Help button from a custom action's "Edit Action Properties" dialog did not work
  • Short file name was duplicated after a folder drag and drop operation in Files and Folders page
  • Fixed UI bug in Organization page