Advanced Installer 16.2 Release Notes

On August 1st, 2019 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 16.2 in Free, Professional, Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

In this new version, we have focused on solving many of the issues reported by our community. With more than 70 bug fixes, we are proud to announce that this is one of the most stability focused release this year.

Organizing your project into correct features and components can be a difficult task, especially after repackaging an application; this is why, in the current release, we offer a quick way of solving this issue. Check the video below and discover how easy it is.

New features, bug fixes, and general improvements are included in the current release. See the full list below.

New features

  • New Light theme for MSI/EXE packages
  • Create virtual machines for vSphere
  • Start service without Administrator privileges
  • Office 2019 add-ins registration support
  • Predefined prerequisites for “.NET Core 2.2”
  • Predefined prerequisites for “.NET Core Runtime 2.2”
  • Predefined prerequisites for “Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2019”

Enhancements

  • Option to add file/registry under a certain component
  • Improvements to Powershell commands
  • Add support for URL path in hyperlink for a new theme
  • Display IIS entity name that fails to configure during the installation
  • Set LZMA AES password parameter by using the Advanced Installer command line
  • Add Visual Studio 2017 MSM detection support
  • Show project summary in the left menu

Bug fixes

  • Fix the wrong name for IIsProxy browse stub (TempIISBrowseProxy.exe)
  • Cannot change "ProductName" if it contains a pseudo formatted value
  • "Do not overwrite existing file" is ignored when the "Install folder content into the parent folder" option is enabled
  • PowerShell CA fails on x86 machines if the 64-bit Script flag is set
  • Generate Report operation crashes
  • The added build values are not localized
  • VSTO Import fails
  • Feature-based prerequisites are not uninstalled by the main package when the AI_ExePath is marked as a 64-bit component
  • Refresh issue for Undo/Redo buttons on Windows 7
  • New Build wizard crashes
  • Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio predefined prerequisite is not launched during a silent install
  • Dialog becomes grayed-out after setting the error attribute to true
  • InstanceId property not deleted when all multiple instance entries were removed from the project
  • IIS view dropdown tab combo not scaled on high DPI
  • Scaling of tab page and property sheet icons on HiDPI throughout AdvInst
  • Transform Wizards (Response/Regular) bugs
  • "Log errors to file" option does not work for SQL ODBC Connection errors
  • File Path's browse button doesn't work
  • Some special characters are not correctly escaped in Repackager log
  • The changes from MST are not included in MSI diff
  • The private destination for assembly installation does not seem to work
  • Missing options from the component's list's properties
  • Error when editing DefaultDir of APPDIR in MSI Editor
  • Same ProductCode: Control Panel Change button displays "This package can only be run from a bootstrapper" error message for multilingual installation
  • The /NewReg command line switch works only with abbreviated registry hives
  • Attributes list is not fully populated for duplicate elements in the IIS Custom Properties XML schemas
  • XML temp files created by WinServerRoles CA are not deleted
  • "Find" fields get all selected when expanding the window
  • PowerShell custom actions ignore the "Wait for custom action to finish before proceeding" flag
  • Crash at editing File Properties in MSM project
  • Fast Install does NOT enable EUI any more
  • A scheduled task cannot be created for a group of users
  • Repackager hangs when using Light Mode CLI on the local machine
  • Cannot open an AIP file that already has a user-defined LanguageDlg
  • Registry import fails for InstallShield LE project
  • The progress bar is not updating correctly during the "Windows Features" installation
  • Removing transformed row generates a stack trace
  • Renaming a column removes its values
  • Properties referred by Upgrade rules don't get released correctly
  • EXE bootstrapper doesn't validate the set property command line syntax
  • Init Event configured for ProgressPrereqDlg dialog is not triggered
  • Apps with "Force Reboot after install" and "Limit to basic UI" options ask twice for machine reboot
  • Wix project import fails
  • Test Maintenance UI issues with multiple dynamic instances
  • Skip uninstall survey for /qn uninstalls
  • Elevation shield is not displayed after Refresh if the Next button is replaced with Install
  • Prerequisites order is not changed on the feature-based PrerequisitesDlg when moving them
  • Fix crash when removing trial with synced trial
  • Fix AIP conversion error in the feature table
  • Multiple Instances notes have no instance ID
  • Permissions are not restored on uninstall although "Keep existing permissions" is checked
  • When importing a registry file, the value type is changed after project reload
  • Template projects generate new GUIDs for the components shared amongst packages
  • The "Value" field of the "Time delay of an auto-start service" option shouldn't be editable
  • We have a different result from cmd and UI for Import .msi into an existing .aip
  • ProductName including pseudo-formatted property reference is not compatible with Multiple Instances feature
  • Stack trace upon trying to fix the ICE validation error
  • Dialog editor toolbox does not scale button images on HiDPI
  • Encoding problem with files names of the files generated by Extract archive operation
  • Retry button from setup download dialog doesn't work properly
  • "Target computer" icon is not correctly resized when changing DPI
  • "Advertised shortcut" option is not saved
  • Fail notifications disappear very quickly after trying to import selected files in Windows Installer format
  • A hierarchy of folders with set permissions is incorrectly copy/pasted
  • Registry key removal generates a stack trace
  • Extract Archive Operation changes the modified date for extracted files
  • Improved memory management for Repackager process
  • "Move to Feature" option is disabled for empty folders
  • “License server configuration” doesn't work