Advanced Installer 11.0 Release Notes

On March 13th, 2014 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 11.0 in Free, Professional, Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

Advanced Installer 11 brings a number of features long requested by system administrators and deployment engineers everywhere. With the newly built-in SCCM support you can create your compliant package and seamlessly deploy it to your System Center Configuration Manager all within the user friendly Advanced Installer IDE.

Easily running SQL Scripts on Microsoft Windows Azure, the ability to import IntelliJ IDEA projects, improved package organization UI and many other fixes and improvements make Advanced Installer 11 another memorable release from Caphyon!

New features

  • Support for deploying setup packages to SCCM
  • Import IntelliJ IDEA projects
  • Support for running SQL Scripts on Microsoft Windows Azure
  • Sandbox test for SQL Queries and Connections
  • SQL Scripts error logging
  • Support for IIS 7+ Module Mapping
  • Support for IIS 8.0 CPU Throttling
  • Windows Firewall support for Merge Modules
  • Flat buttons Air theme variation
  • Organization page refresh
  • Predefined prerequisites for Internet Explorer 11
  • Predefined prerequisites for Internet Explorer 7/8/9/10 64-bit
  • Predefined prerequisites for PowerShell 1.0, 2.0 and 4.0
  • Predefined prerequisites for Windows Management Framework BITS
  • Predefined prerequisite for Visual C++ 2008 SP1 x64 (MFC Security Update)
  • Predefined prerequisite for Visual C++ 2008 x64
  • Predefined prerequisite for Visual C++ 2005 x64

Enhancements

  • Per-build SQL Scripts
  • Logging installation actions during Wizard Dialogs Stage
  • Support for adding multiple Real Studio Apps to an existing project
  • Option for adding task links to Control Panel Applets
  • Detect Control Panel applets when importing Repackaging results
  • Provided "IsRequired" collection item field status for IIS Custom Properties
  • Optionally create a backup of the old project
  • Allowed File Operations from within the Search Files Window
  • Disabled the preview file location when multiple files are selected in the Search Files Window
  • Filter Rows option in Table editor wait user to type entire word
  • Warn user about query result data mismatch
  • More logging when running in service mode
  • Created support to add the same extension for both application versions (32 and 64-bit) when using a mixed installation package
  • Support to hide network drives when browsing for a folder
  • Enlarged the Computer ID edit so that all computer id text is visible
  • Sending parameters with the URL when using "-licensecheckurl" command line
  • CLI option to set component attributes
  • Predefined conditions for x86 and x64 systems
  • Launch conditions for SQL Server 2012 Express SP1
  • Launch conditions for PowerShell 4.0
  • Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Vista/Server 2008 predefined prerequisites
  • Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP/Server 2003 predefined prerequisites
  • Updated all Internet Explorer 32-bit prerequisites regarding supported Windows versions, correct install conditions and parameters for silent installation
  • Updated download link for Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 prerequisites to VSU4
  • Updated download link for older Visual C++ Redistributable prerequisites to latest revision
  • Updated all Visual C++ Redistributable prerequisites regarding supported Windows versions, correct install conditions and parameters for silent installation

Bug fixes

  • Fixed problems with Office 2013 Addin support
  • Fixed Office Addin wizard
  • Advanced Installer failed to build a Simple project on Korean operating systems
  • Updater crashed on Japanese Windows
  • "Uninstall a package with the same version" option worked only for the default project language (or English)
  • Repackager processed post-install metadata incorrectly
  • Advanced Installer crashed when importing repackaging results
  • Space or comma separated registry values containing file paths were not detected as Project File References when importing repackaging results
  • "Detect process" and "Detect service" custom actions were not set to run as immediate
  • The process name used for the "Detect process" and "Terminate process" custom actions was case-sensitive
  • Custom actions with the same name but different cases did not appear in the Existing Custom Actions list
  • "Run PowerShell Script" custom action script textbox lost cursor position when Advanced Installer regained focus
  • Fixed bug on import WiX custom actions sequence
  • Last dialog in sequence or its linked dialogs couldn't execute custom actions
  • Projects were marked as modified when "Execute inline script code" custom actions lost focus
  • 32-bit module component was marked as 64-bit component
  • "Open Output Folder" and "Options" ribbon buttons remained enabled after a wizard was canceled
  • AI_UPDATER_SERVICE_CONFIG action condition was wrong
  • First saved template project was displayed in the Transforms section of Start Page
  • Added tooltips for the projects in the Start Page, Transforms section
  • Windows Optional Features UI was blocked when using filter with no results and no features were selected
  • Media page, Build Events Tab did not have vertical scroll if resolution was set to 1024x768
  • The "Response Transform" and "Delta Transform" tooltips displayed wrong license required information
  • Fixed installation of multiple prerequisites with the same EXE/MSI name
  • Corrected PowerShell 3.0 prerequisites type to pre-install
  • Output type and location was changed without notification by the Test Installation UI support
  • "OutOfDiskDlg" dialog was displayed even after disk space had been freed
  • The "ClientServerDlg" dialog preview in Professional projects was not correctly displayed on Modern, Air and Azure themes
  • Fixed Surface theme maintenance problem - "Repair -> Back -> Remove"
  • Prerequisites selector control used incorrect colors for the texts on Surface theme, making it almost impossible to read the name of a prerequisite
  • Slideshow caused Windows Installer error on Windows 7 32-bit
  • "I would like to register by email" option was inactive
  • Advanced Media configuration was not correctly copied
  • Added USR_ANONYMOUS to User and Groups properties in the picker
  • Fixed custom user account bug for IIS Application Pools
  • SQL Server connections did not need a port field
  • AIJCL did not remember JRE specified by user
  • Build progress was broken
  • Build events were set as global on project reload
  • Java service status marked as stopped with no errors when exit was called from java with error code different than 0
  • ODBC User DSN installation failed on per-user package
  • Folder and Properties references were not resolved in Java 7 Mac OS X builds
  • SMI schema.dat build failure after repackaging