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- Customizing Windows Installer
- in: Windows Developer's Journal
published: March, 2001
This article examines the impact of Windows Installer on the installation process for COM
components and Windows NT/2000 services, and looks at the programming hooks into the
- Gain Control of Application Setup and Maintenance with the New Windows Installer
- in: Microsoft
published: August, 1998
A Microsoft developer explains the concepts of the new installation mechanisms that will
be introduced with Windows NT 5.0. He also outlines the role of setup toolkits like
InstallShield in this new environment.
Only part of the article is accessible online. To read the full story you need to buy the
September 1998 issue of MSJ.
- The Future of Software Installations
- at: Windows
published: June 13, 1998
The focus of this article are web enabled setups. Products discussed are Microsoft Active
Setup, InstallShield InstallFromTheWeb and Wise Installation System Web Deploy.
- Installation Toolkits
- in: PC
published: March 10, 1998
A comparison of five packages that give developers a quicker way to produce
professional-looking installation programs: InstallShield Express, InstallShield
Professional, PC-Install Pro, Setup Factory, Setup Wizard and Wise Installation System
(standard and EnterpriseEdition).
- The Wonders and Wizards of Windows Installation Utilities
- in: EMedia
published: October, 1997
A discussion of InstallShield Professional5, Indigo Rose Setup Factory 4.0, Sax Software
Setup Wizard, Mind Vision VISE, HPI Visual Realease with Instalit and Great Lake Wise
Installation System 5.0.
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