Advanced Installer 17.3 Release Notes

On July 29th, 2020 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 17.3 in Free, Professional, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

The latest version of Advanced Installer brings more than 25 features and improvements across all editions. Modernize and increase the security of your release process with our Device Guard Signing integration.

You can use the Microsoft Device Guard Signing for all types of packages, be it EXE, MSI, or MSIX.

For a quick demo on how to sign an MSIX package using Device Guard Signing, check the video below.

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

New features
  • Support for signing using Microsoft Device Guard
  • Add executable parameters support for MSIX application declarations
  • PowerShell automation support for Text Updates
  • PowerShell automation support for managing environment variable operations
  • PowerShell automation support for File Association
  • Windows 10 scheduled task type support
  • Add more predefined options for the Scheduled Task start time
  • Scheduled Task support to run for an indefinite duration
  • Verify if the digital certificate exists at the beginning of the project build
  • Import "MsiServiceConfig" table from MSI
  • Run in VM context menu option is now enabled for the MSIX build
  • Add "Product Version" option to the "/UpdatePrerequisite -search_type" command line support
  • Add option for the Repackager to generate PS1 script
  • Validate "Main Class" at the build time
  • Add Visio Product in the Office Add-In Project Wizard
  • Display a specific message in the build log when the disk is out of space
  • Predefined custom action that expands the value of a property as a formatted text
  • The user is prompted when adding the same MSM file in the project
  • Display an info message when creating certificates for test only in User\MY store
  • Add more details in the MSI verbose log for "Users and Groups" custom actions
  • Repackager support for scripts automated installations
  • Automatically retrieve prerequisite downloaded file name from the server
  • Remove characters limit from the Table Editor when adding multiple properties
  • Option to move from online prerequisite from URL to local one
  • Display the output of regasm.exe in the notification text when extractions of dotNet COMs fail
  • Support for importing predefined tables
  • Support for storing latest Microsoft SQL ODBC driver into an installer property
  • Prompt the users to automatically upgrade their projects when upgrading the license type
  • Improve the Share Folder support to be tied with the folder component
  • Add warning when adding app declaration parameter for MSIX
  • Option for reading properties and their values from .INI file at build time
  • Option to get the version from a file and store it into a property
  • Restrict creation of headless apps for AppXUpload packages
  • Predefined prerequisites for "Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015-2019" update to latest version 14.26
  • Predefined prerequisites for "SQL Server Express 2019" update to latest version 15.0.4013.40
Bug fixes
  • Project conversion in AI 17.1.2 for inline Powershell CA breaks platform field when changing the value
  • "AI_ExePath" is wrongly added during project conversion
  • "Java" project type appears in Import MSI Wizard
  • Control Tab order is not respected when "Enhanced UI" is enabled
  • MSIX configuration cannot be used when Repackaging
  • Shortcut target paths which point to URL files are not resolved when importing an RPK file
  • Some assemblies post-processed from RPKs cannot be installed
  • The extracted prerequisite file path is not correctly computed at install time
  • Prerequisite setup file is overwritten if extracted in the same folder
  • Crash when running "Test Search" when the current build is not an MSI build
  • Adobe Product Plug-in crashes
  • The name "Update" cannot be set for a new update from the command line
  • Crash when unchecking one from target platforms while editing an MSIX
  • "MultipleInstancesDlg" is not drawn correctly for the Air themes
  • When changing from manual to automatic, the user is not prompted for MSIX synchronization