Advanced Installer 11.2 Release Notes

On May 21st, 2014 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 11.2 in Free, Professional, Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

The 11.2 release brings the ability to configure Windows Server Roles on install. Have your installers prepare server machines for their purpose with just a few clicks in Advanced Installer.

Also new are additional or updated prerequisites, COM registration improvements and Dynamic Generation support for Multiple Instances.

New features

  • Support for Windows Server Roles
  • Dynamic installation support for Multiple Instances
  • Simultaneous registration support for 32-bit and 64-bit version of the same COM
  • Display chained packages installation progress into the main UI
  • Predefined prerequisite for Apache Tomcat 8.0
  • Predefined prerequisites for DirectX 11.0
  • Predefined prerequisites for DirectX 11.1
  • Predefined prerequisite for MSXML 6.0 64-bit
  • Predefined prerequisites for MSXML 4.0, 6.0 SP1 and SP2
  • Predefined prerequisite for Windows Mobile Device Center 6.1 64-bit
  • Predefined prerequisites for Windows Imaging Component

Enhancements

  • Support to determine if updates are ready for download
  • Support to launch a process (e.g. restart application) when user cancels an update
  • Closing the "Check for updates" process when user cancels the installation of the updates
  • Showing VersionIndependentProgId setting for a COM
  • Improved the icon picker
  • Displaying proper finish dialog in case of aborted/failed chained packages installations
  • Removed minus (-) character from the invalid characters list of a service's name
  • Updated several prerequisites regarding supported Windows versions, size and MD5 signature verification, correct install conditions and parameters for silent installation
  • Updated all Web Server prerequisites: Apache, IIS Express 8.0 and UltiDev Web Server Pro
  • Updated all Microsoft Games prerequisites: DirectX, Games for Windows Marketplace Client and XNA Framework
  • Updated all Windows Drivers prerequisites: ActiveSync 4.5, NVIDIA PhysX 9.13 and Windows Mobile Device Center 6.1

Bug fixes

  • File associations were incorrectly created with "New File Associations" wizard
  • The date of a file was modified when digitally signed
  • Advanced Installer crashed after adding several COM entries with the same GUID
  • ProgressBar control from the Surface theme did not display any progress during the "Extracting files from archive" action
  • "Prevent running in virtual machine" launch condition detected the presence of the Hypervisor on the physical host OS as well
  • Progress action count was incorrectly computed in multilingual, mixed with shared db project
  • Fixed File Edit dialog > Operations tab problem on projects created with Advanced Installer 9.9 on Windows XP
  • "C:\Windows\Installer\" temporary MSI files were not removed with Enhanced UI enabled
  • Fixed download link for Apache HTTP Server 2.2 and Apache Tomcat prerequisites to point to the US backup mirror
  • Fixed download link for IIS Express 8.0 prerequisite to RTM version
  • Fixed download link for UltiDev Web Server Pro 2.0 prerequisite to build 20
  • Fixed download link for MSXML 6.0 32-bit prerequisite
  • Fixed download link for XNA Framework 4.0 prerequisite to Refresh release