Advanced Installer 7.1 Release Notes

On July 8th, 2009 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 7.1 in Free, Professional, Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

The 7.1 release completes our Windows 7 and Windows Installer 5.0 compatibility and support. From new features readily available to your installers to better usability and OS integration, Advanced Installer makes checking for and using the new Microsoft platform a snap.

Multiple user interface improvements are available in this version, both in installers using the Enhanced UI feature and in Advanced Installer itself where a new set of cleaner, modernized and better suited for the Vista/Windows 7 operating systems icons debuts.

New predefined ready-to-use prerequisites, launch conditions, searches and ten new custom ways of searching on the user's computer ensure that your application's install never fails due to problems in third-party frameworks, components or products.

New features

  • Single Package Authoring for WI 5.0
  • Enhanced Service Configuration for WI 5.0
  • Ability to generate Unicode MSI Databases
  • File associations in Windows Mobile projects
  • New configuration content report for Windows Mobile projects
  • Display progress information on Windows 7 Taskbar for: Updater, Repackager, package build, Enhanced UI installation and EXE bootstrapper installation
  • Added Checklist control in Enhanced UI
  • Added Hyperlink control in Enhanced UI and Windows Installer 5.0 UI
  • Multiple selection ListBox and ListView controls in Enhanced UI
  • ASP.NET registration for an IIS web application
  • Logging support for chained packages
  • Extended search support with 10 additional methods
  • Predefined searches for RegAsm, Regsvr32, Aspnet_regiis and Microsoft Office installation path
  • Microsoft Silverlight predefined prerequisite
  • DirectX 11 predefined launch condition
  • Windows 7 predefined launch condition
  • Refreshed Advanced Installer icon set

Enhancements

  • Added command line option to generate trialware license keys
  • Added navigation support for "Go to resource" option in "Organization" page
  • Added option to performs reboots automatically, without prompting the user
  • .NET Framework launch conditions now support .NET Framework Client Profile
  • Redesigned the Updater wizard UI
  • Updater License Check can now use an URL
  • Formatted type support for the updates URL
  • Improved EXE bootstrapper repair mechanism
  • Packages using LZMA compression can now keep the extracted files on disk
  • Added support for 0% display frequency in Advanced Licensing
  • Enhanced UI no longer uses a separate EXE file
  • More realistic rendering for checkboxes and radio buttons in dialog editor
  • Added quotes filtering for parameters in a .NET Installer Class Action
  • Improved control transparency support for enhanced UI
  • Side by side installs can now use the old install path if it's supported by the current codepage
  • Support for configuring IIS 7.5
  • Support for extracting extra information from IIS browse result
  • Install chained packages during maintenance

Bug fixes

  • "Searching for prerequisites dialog" was not responding in Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Boostrapper extraction paths ended with a dot were not handled correctly
  • Crash when deleting a build with custom theme settings
  • Visual Studio setup import disabled JRE launch condition
  • Project IDs buttons were not shown when using classical theme
  • First option on MsiRMFilesInUse dialog did not support text on two rows (required for some translations)
  • Updater did not display the description correctly when it started with numbers
  • Updater always returned the same code when running with the "/silentall -nofreqcheck" command line options
  • Updater did not support reserved characters when using SSL
  • Updater did not verify the 404 HTTP error code correctly
  • Updater used the 32-bit registry hive on a 64-bit system
  • Bootstrapper was corrupted when signed with a digital certificate that had an email specified
  • Installing a silent prerequisite from an URL with basic bootstrapper UI did not wait for the prerequisite install to finish
  • Error during build when Windows Installer prerequisites were placed in a folder next to the package
  • Boostrapper deleted the extracted installation files if a maintenance operation was canceled
  • Browse package buttons in patch wizard did not work
  • A scheduled task could not select an user with a property based password
  • Enhanced UI did not install signed packages that used valid transforms
  • When switching the selection between the same dialog from different install chains, the Events tabs did not refresh correctly
  • Bootstrapper did not always resume after a reboot
  • Formatted control characters (curly braces) were not escaped in some strings
  • Post-processing of imported registry values did not work correctly in some environments
  • IIS tool failed to install required IIS packages on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Listbox and Listview controls did not scroll correctly when using Enhanced UI
  • IIS was required even if all Web Sites and Virtual Directories had false installation conditions