Advanced Installer 9.4 Release Notes

On July 26th, 2012 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 9.4 in Free, Professional, Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

The 9.4 release introduces the ability to create single installers that can install multiple product SKUs based on the serial number provided.

The cross-installation persistence support gets even stronger with file and registry backup&restore and persistent property values.

Finally, Windows Server 2012 support, new Enhanced UI controls, additional predefined prerequisites and many other improvements and bugfixes make Advanced Installer 9.4 a do-not-miss release.

New features

  • Windows Server 2012 support
  • Product SKUs based on serial numbers
  • Styled progress bar control in enhanced UI
  • Collapsible groups in enhanced UI
  • Hyperlinks inside static text controls
  • Backup and restore files and registry entries
  • Installation path validation
  • Feature conditions based on UI elements
  • Persistent property values
  • File move operations on component uninstall
  • SQL Server Native Client predefined prerequisites
  • Apache Tomcat predefined prerequisites
  • ASP.NET MVC predefined prerequisites
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Express SP1 predefined prerequisite

Enhancements

  • Install Office add-ins for multiple applications using the same package
  • Prerequisite support in Tomcat project wizard
  • Optimized project summary information
  • Initialization events support for sequenced dialogs

Bug fixes

  • Error when adding ShortcutsDlg dialog
  • Error when testing maintenance UI for a digitally signed package with enhanced UI
  • Error when importing an MSI which contains property values that start with text style IDs
  • Crash when selecting internal properties in Table Editor
  • Application froze when loading Digital Signatures page
  • Remove operations were not executed during install
  • Merge modules were duplicated in mixed 32/64-bit packages
  • Multiple instances were not installed correctly in some scenarios
  • Enhanced UI was not used when uninstalling a product instance
  • "Application Shortcut Folder" path was not resolved correctly on Chinese Simplified Windows XP machines
  • Localized user account names were not resolved correctly on Windows 2000
  • Per-machine registration for licensed applications did not work correctly
  • Project files were not updated correctly when opened in Visual Studio
  • SharePoint Foundation launch conditions were not explicit about missing versions
  • Rebuild option did not rebuild all builds
  • Reserved additional disk space was not handled correctly for multiple builds
  • ExitDialog finish actions were executed during maintenance if the dialog was skipped
  • SetupTypeDlg dialog could not be removed in some themes
  • Transparent controls on a tab host control were not rendered correctly when using Windows Classic theme
  • Image button and image checkbox controls were not localized correctly
  • Elevation shield icons was not displayed by image button controls
  • An empty references list was displayed when trying to delete a folder
  • "Use original installation path when upgrading" option was not disabled for side by side installations
  • Incorrect banner image was used for PowderBlue frame in Azure theme
  • Update URLs were not validated
  • Volume cost list column header name disappeared when clicked