Advanced Installer 16.3 Release Notes

On September 4th, 2019 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 16.3 in Free, Professional, Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

It seems our PowerShell Automation support is a hit, we already have a ton of improvement requests, and some are now ready, extending our registry and folders management options.

We always like to have a surprise for our loyal users, this time we've revamped our XML files support with dedicated integration for XML compare and upgrade. Check the video below to see how easily you can update your config files, imported as XML files into your project.

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

New features

  • Compare XML files
  • Filter new project in Start Page
  • Oracle Java 11(LTS) and 12 support
  • Digital signature timestamp delay option between consecutive signing operations

Enhancements

  • PowerShell automation for registry and folders
  • Prebuild check if “signtool.exe” doesn't have the necessary CRT dependency installed
  • Allow the user to set an order, or do not order alphabetically the apps from the Application Details page
  • Use project bundle options when generating trace enabled PSF package
  • Pre-build validation for image scales
  • MSIX support on Windows 10 version 1709 and 1803
  • Uninstall shortcut name should be unique for each package
  • Redesign VmLauncher command line
  • Command line support to set digital certificate file and password (PFX)

Bug fixes

  • Crash when adding an extended search in Search page
  • Error is raised having PrerequisiteDlg manually added
  • Data field from Registry is not updated when modifying values
  • Trace App fails to install the APPX package
  • Reg Key Entry is an actual file/directory and is not formatted at import time from rpk
  • Save as template uses the project root path of template project instead of the original project
  • Errors from troubleshooter are not displayed on Build log for MSI builds
  • "Run when patch is uninstalled" flag is not set for sibling CustomActionData action
  • Trace App fails silently when an invalid certificate is used to sign the package
  • PrerequisitesDlg problem with [ and ] characters in prerequisite names
  • External UI causes EditBox lag when hovering
  • Build fails when "SQLServerConnectionDlg" is added twice
  • Redo operation generates invalid MSI identifier
  • WindowsActivationService is not enabled automatically on Windows Vista / Server 2008 when installing IIS
  • Some Pre-Install UI dialog previews are not correct for Surface Theme
  • Wix import fails
  • Cursor inconsistently changes its icon during EULA read
  • Project notes get deleted when rescheduling custom action
  • Fix infinite loop bug when running an MSI as Admin