Advanced Installer 17.1 Release Notes

On May 27th, 2020 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 17.1 in Free, Professional, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

We have good news! Advanced Installer 17.1 comes with Digital Signature support for PowerShell scripts - you can now digitally sign PowerShell scripts to enhance your enterprise security policies.

Check this quick demo and see how the "Sign scripts" option works!

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

New features
  • Password for the digital certificate is required only once at build time
  • Build warning if the certificate used for digital signature is of SHA1 type
  • Build warning if the certificate used for digital signature has expired
  • Visual assets contrast support for Windows Shell "light" theme
  • PowerShell support to configure the project “Output” location
  • Improvement to automatically disable the Repackager files that are not found on the local machine
  • The user is allowed to have displayed the "Trial" dialog on demand
  • Option to display only the language name in the language selection dialog
  • Notify user when performing edits in a new Advanced Installer version
  • Improved the error message if the certificate for digital signature is expired
  • Installation Options support for PowerShell Automation
  • Update "Visual Assets" page to show all the supported scales
  • The MSIX CN certificate is synchronized when adding the project build
  • "VirtualMachinePlatform" feature support for Windows 10
  • Update COM sync to use all valid Versions for TypeLib in MSIX
  • Improvement to not sync COMs in UWP when their dependencies files are not included in the build
  • Silent installation for Java 8 prerequisite
  • The max and min default "Target Platform" for disabled platforms are actualized
  • Add MSIX COM sync for "com3:ServiceServer" and "LaunchAndActivationPermission"
  • Update predefined prerequisites for ".NET Core 3.1" to latest version 3.1.4
  • Update size and MD5 signature for "SQL Server Compact 4.0 SP1" predefined prerequisites
Bug fixes
  • When “Build/Rebuild” using Powershell Automation, only the first build from the project is built
  • Repackager automation install fails
  • Merge Module's temp files are not accessible from the main project
  • When setting the "Set persistent property" checkbox, the property is written in the registry with its default name
  • "File Type Associations" are not correctly synchronized when importing a Desktop Bridge package
  • Build error when adding custom actions as init events
  • Invalid MSI Filename string [] when using per build values
  • "PrerequisitesDlg" is rendered incorrectly
  • Properties from MSI Summary field Publisher are not replaced at the build time
  • The bitmap image is not displayed on Windows 7/Server 2008 (R2)
  • The import project wizard "Resource store location" default value is missing
  • Advanced Installer build operation fails when the setup project includes a file with last modified date older than 1970
  • Directory ID is not editable
  • During the installation, only the first custom action is executed
  • Fix bug when special chars password are used in the account log in operation
  • Fixed MSIX Validation when there is a duplicate key for the unique Identity Constraint
  • EUI and "Not Displayed" feature tree options result in wrongly displayed required disk space
  • Earlier Windows 10 features are listed in “Optional features” pane