Advanced Installer 11.1 Release Notes

On April 28th, 2014 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 11.1 in Free, Professional, Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

The 11.1 release amplifies the power of the repackager by bringing support for Hyper-V, Microsoft's native virtualization technology. Together with the existing VMWare support, automatically repackaging legacy installers in clean VMs is easier than ever.

Also new is the ability to easily convert existing MSI installers directly into App-V 5.0 packages. Effortlessly deploy to SCCM as an integrated post-build event.

New features

  • Support repackaging applications in Hyper-V VMs
  • Automatic conversion from MSI to App-V 5.0
  • Added full command line support for SCCM tool
  • Predefined build event for deploying to SCCM
  • Support for IIS 8.0 Application Initialization
  • Support for IIS 8.0 Dynamic IP Restriction
  • Automatic project recovery
  • Predefined prerequisites for Access 2013 Runtime
  • Predefined prerequisite for Access 2010 Runtime 64-bit
  • Predefined prerequisites for MySQL Server 5.5
  • Predefined prerequisites for SQL Server Compact 4.0 SP1
  • Predefined prerequisite for Visual F# 2.0 SP1 Runtime
  • Windows Installer 3.1 for Windows XP/Server 2003 predefined prerequisites
  • Windows Installer 3.0 for Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003 predefined prerequisites

Enhancements

  • Added convenience option for saving a SCCM configuration as a PDF file
  • Updated IIS Custom Properties definitions to IIS 8.5
  • Streamline UI for IIS websites
  • Speed improvements in saving project file
  • Java Stream Redirection improvements
  • Updater UI improvements
  • Simplified the Updater UI
  • Added uninstall confirmation dialog when removing Enhanced UI packages from Control Panel
  • Improved the Masked Edit control to work on Enhanced UI even if the [ PIDTemplate ] property is not defined
  • Improved "Run only if an active Internet connection is found" launch condition
  • Added 64-bit ODBC drivers support for SQL custom actions
  • Added [ Cancel ] button on check for updates before installation dialog
  • Added support for Spain (Traditional Sort) sublanguage
  • Show Product IDs tab in Product Details page in Quick Edit mode
  • COM Page in Quick Edit mode
  • Services Page in Quick Edit mode
  • Added Windows 8 and 8.1 as target OSs in the "Configured for" section of a schedule task
  • Support for importing folder shortcuts from Visual Studio Setup projects
  • Removed automatic disable for "Create folder on target machine" option for a folder
  • Support to open log files in Advanced Installer log viewer
  • Search inside Summary pane from Advanced Installer log viewer
  • Added dedicated entry for specifying the no UI switch for EXE packages when installing with no elevation
  • Added keyboard accelerators for MsgBox buttons
  • Changing instance name through command line interface when installing multiple instances silently
  • Importing product language when editing/importing an MSI
  • Improved "Log on as service" custom action
  • Added option to hide views from Left Menu that do not have items in them
  • Improved conflict resolution with existing system Windows firewall rules
  • Updated icons for every SQL connection type
  • Added download URL to all Windows Installer predefined prerequisites for online installations with MD5 signature integrity check
  • Added size and MD5 signature integrity checks to all SQL predefined prerequisites
  • Updated all Access Runtime and Office Primary Interop Assemblies prerequisites regarding supported Windows versions, correct install conditions and parameters for silent installation
  • Updated all SQL Server Compact prerequisites
  • Updated all Windows Installer prerequisites
  • Updated all Visual Studio prerequisites: ASP.NET MVC, Basic 6.0, F# 2.0, Visual Studio Tools for Office
  • Updated download link for VSTO 4.0 Runtime to latest revision that also supports Visual Studio 2012 (including .NET 4.5) and Office 2013
  • Updated download link for VSTO 2.0 Runtime to latest revision

Bug fixes

  • The Updater resolved UNC paths incorrectly when downloading package
  • UI controls were not aligned in the Properties view from update configuration projects
  • Disable the automatic updates check did not work properly on XP
  • Now detecting and properly handling more error cases when downloading and installing updates
  • The Updater displayed strange characters when the Polish language is used
  • Fixed progress malfunction when building multilingual packages only
  • Build failed when LUA patching was enabled and a build had multiple languages
  • The Reset button from CustomizeDlg dialog was not localized when using the German language
  • AI_ConfigureChainer action did not have English translation
  • MSI for all languages used the same PackageCode as the previous built MSI
  • UI Language options weren't preserved when using test installation UI
  • Advanced Installer kept focus after user guide was launched
  • Ctrl+F did't work in help file
  • F6 shortcut key didn't work when CHM help file was launched within Advanced Installer application
  • Patch project build progress reported incorrectly
  • The msiexec command line statements were ignored in a Patch project
  • Fixed "Setup Wizard ended prematurely" bootstrapper error on Windows 2000
  • Fixed bootstrapper options issue
  • Fixed MD5 signature check for online prerequisites
  • Fixed duplicate property issue in the "AI_AppSearchEx" table for the feature-based prerequisite
  • Canceling the Feature-based or Post-install prerequisites download did not stop the installation
  • Advanced Installer crashed after extracting/deleting COM registration registries
  • Advanced Installer crashed after adding a new entry in COM page
  • Build error when adding a .TLB file in the COM page from a Merge Module project
  • InstallShield projects were imported wrong when using Advanced Installer in Trial mode
  • Registry search hanged and consumed more than 3GB RAM memory
  • Advanced Installer crashed when adding a new SKU ID
  • Fixed old projects with Firewall custom actions which were not converted
  • RTF file was not found when trying to print EULA
  • "Per-user/Per machine" install type with Enhanced UI prompted for administrator rights (UAC) when installing per user
  • Fixed mixed packages not to be compatible with per-user only installation types
  • Installation failed for mixed 32/64 driver packages
  • "Run and Log" function failed when "Run as administrator" option was enabled in Install Parameters page
  • The Cancel button was disabled on the ProgressDlg dialog when Enhanced UI was enabled and the "Track Disk Space" flag was set to true
  • Any CPU java launcher didn't pass command line parameters to pair launcher
  • Fixed extract files problem when uninstall custom action was executed in Wizard Dialogs Stage
  • Enabled attribute was not set for the Path Edit control when "Allow side by side installs" option was enabled
  • Icons and bitmap controls were not changed on Dialogs page when changing them from the Themes page
  • An error message appeared after the installation was canceled during files extraction
  • Find all dialog groups were displayed incorrectly on XP
  • Fixed error displaying "Remaining free space on drive"
  • Fixed registry value removal operation issue
  • Fixed maintenance plan check problem
  • Fixed certificate expiry date display bug
  • Fixed transform bug with "QuickTime.msi"
  • Fixed download link for ASP.NET MVC 4 Runtime prerequisite to RTM version
  • Fixed download link for ASP.NET MVC 3 Runtime prerequisite to latest revision
  • Fixed invalid years crash in Generate License Dialog