Advanced Installer 9.7 Release Notes

On November 29th, 2012 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 9.7 in Free, Professional, Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

The 9.7 release further improves our SharePoint Installer support.

The Updater gains the ability to install updates without requiring elevation.

Also new is the ability to import Real Studio Desktop solutions.

New features

  • Import Real Studio Desktop solutions
  • Direct deployment for SharePoint WSP files
  • Automatically upgrade existing SharePoint solutions
  • Vital SharePoint solutions
  • Package UI project wizard page
  • Install updates without elevation
  • Download updates without automatic installation
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Express SP2 predefined prerequisite and launch condition

Enhancements

  • Inline SQL scripts support
  • Modern API support for configuring IIS 7.0 or newer
  • ReadmeDlg dialog wizard
  • Skip PrerequisitesDlg dialog if all prerequisites are installed
  • Relative folder location support for EXE bootstrapper resources
  • "Run as Administrator" parameter for /NewShortcut command line option
  • Delete dictionaries in repository
  • Automatic path variables conversion in Merge Modules projects
  • Improved file deletion performed by folder synchronization
  • Localization ID customization for Description in Java Products page
  • Added "Description" field for the Updater
  • Validation for MST transforms

Bug fixes

  • Crash when using Advanced Installer in Visual Studio 2012
  • Crash when saving the project after deleting a build
  • Crash when setting permissions on an empty folder
  • Build process did not use unique temporary folders for merge modules
  • Pre-install prerequisites were added to MSI builds
  • .NET Framework 3.5 predefined prerequisite was not ignored on Windows Server 2012
  • Pre-install prerequisites were included as fragments when added right after a feature-based prerequisite
  • Visual Studio extension did not import all output files
  • Visual Studio Application wizard did not import .config files correctly
  • XML search properties were empty in Install Execution Stage when using enhanced UI
  • Installation process could not be cancelled during SQL Scripts execution
  • "Do not overwrite existing file" option did not work correctly
  • File overwrite options were not available in merge module projects
  • Fixed component folder when using the "Install folder content into the parent folder" option
  • XML uninstall did not work if executed after a maintenance operation
  • Some assemblies were not removed correctly from the project
  • EXE bootstrapper language files were not removed correctly after install
  • MySql Driver x64 was not added to the ODBC Drivers list after install
  • IIS Web application import output path was not correctly updated between different scans
  • ICE validation errors when using UI themes
  • Custom dialog frame was not drawn correctly on Windows 8
  • Advanced Installer dialogs were not positioned correctly when using multiple monitors