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July's Windows Installer Chat: General

Description:
You ask - we answer. In the July Windows Installer chat, experts from the MSI team at Microsoft will sit down at their keyboards and answer any questions you ask about MSI - no specific focus area is scheduled for this month. Fire up your browser and join this chat to learn about merge modules, rollback, custom actions, advertisement, external UI, patches and upgrades, validation, assemblies and more. Questions on any MSI-related topic are welcome.
Type:
Microsoft Chat (60 minutes)
Date:
Tuesday, July 13, 2004

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This is the content of the upper window, where Microsoft experts answer the questions.

     Guide_KenM : Welcome to today's MSDN Chat. Our topic is  Windows Installer.  Questions, comments, and suggestions are welcome.

     Guide_KenM : We have a full line-up of SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) for you today:

     Guide_KenM : The BOTTOM room is where you can enter questions for our hosts today.  We will read them and select questions to answer.  The questions and answers will be posted in the TOP room

     Guide_KenM : To properly display URLs and allow private whispers from hosts and other guests, please take a moment to click on Chat Options located in the left column and uncheck “Do not display messages with URLs” and check "allow whispers".

     Guide_KenM : We will make an effort to answer as many questions as we can.  We also encourage you to post questions in the MSDN newsgroups.

     Guide_KenM : I'll now have the hosts introduce themselves.

     Carolyn_MSFT : Hello! I'm Carolyn Napier, a developer on the Windows Installer Team. I just reached my 5 year milestone with the team.

     Rahul_MSFT : Welcome. I am Rahul, the development lead for MSI. I look forward to chatting with you.

     KenWong_MSFT : Hello! My name is Ken and I am a tester on the windows Installer Team.

     trobinson_MSFT : My name is Tyler Robinson and I am the new Program Manager for the Windows Installer.

     Hem_MSFT : Hi, I am Hemchander, a developer on the Windows Installer Team.

     Hem_MSFT : .

     OmSharma_MSFT : Hi, I am Om Sharma. Old Program Manager for the Windows Installer .

     YuanQing_MS : Hello! I'm YuanQing, a tester on the Windows Installer Team.

     Guide_KenM : Ken McGrath here, Web and Communities Producer.

     Carolyn_MSFT : Q: It would be nice to have more examples on how to access the data from the various Dialog boxes.  This information seems hard to find. - Thanks!

     Carolyn_MSFT : A: Can you be more specific? What type of data are you trying to access from the dialog boxes? Are you trying to dynamically populate like a listbox control or combobox control from a custom action are are you looking for something else?

     Carolyn_MSFT : .

     Carolyn_MSFT : A: It sounds like you are trying to control the UI from VB or possibly drive an install using the UI. Is that correct? Note that in an authored dialog (using the Control and Dialog tables) with a radio button group control, the radio button is...

     Carolyn_MSFT : ...associated with a property. The property is then set to the chosen selection (and the initial value of the property controls the initial radio button selection).

     Carolyn_MSFT : .

     Carolyn_MSFT : Q:  For example, I would like to ask the user a question and give a list of radio button options.  How is this information retutned to VB?

     Carolyn_MSFT : A: It sounds like you are trying to control the UI from VB or possibly drive an install using the UI. Is that correct? Note that in an authored dialog (using the Control and Dialog tables) with a radio button group control, the radio button is...

     Carolyn_MSFT : ...associated with a property. The property is then set to the chosen selection (and the initial value of the property controls the initial radio button selection).

     Carolyn_MSFT : .

     Carolyn_MSFT : Q:  I know this must seem like a simple question, but I really have tried hard to find this. Maybe if I had the Pro version of VS.NET there would be more information.

     Carolyn_MSFT : A: Visual Studio .NET is not a fully capable authoring tool environment for building MSI packages (even the Pro version). The UI dialogs that you can add are somewhat limited. However, you can always take the generated MSI package from Visual Studio...

     Carolyn_MSFT : ....NET and then use the Orca tool in the Windows Installer SDK to customize it. The http://www.installsite.org website also has a comparison of various authoring tools and their features.

     Carolyn_MSFT : .

     OmSharma_MSFT : Q: wjvii : I have joined late so this question may have been asked already. When do you expect to release version 3.0?

     OmSharma_MSFT : A: Windows Installer v3.0 (MSI3.0) is part of the WindowsXP/SP2 release. MSI3.0 will also be avaliable as a redist for Win2k/SP3, WinXP (RTM & SP1) and Win2k03/RTM. The redist pacakges will be avaliable shortly after the WinXP/SP2 release. We expect...

     OmSharma_MSFT : ...to deliver MSI3.0 to release in late CY-Q3/2004.

     OmSharma_MSFT : .

     Rahul_MSFT : Q: Are there any plans to enhance the handling of unversioned files? Currently Windows Installer will replace an unversioned file at the target location if the modify and create timestamps are identical, whether or not the file included in...

     Rahul_MSFT : ...the install is actually newer than the target file.

     Rahul_MSFT : A: Unfortunately, by their very nature, it is not possible to determine if an unversioned file is newer or older. So we use versioning rules that ensure that user modified files don't get overwritten...

     Rahul_MSFT : ... You can use companion files to get this functionality. We had looked at other ways to ameliorate the issues, but there are not immediate plans to change anything in this area.

     Rahul_MSFT : .

     Carolyn_MSFT : Q: Does Installer Support MS Officce Aoolications for Distribution ?

     Carolyn_MSFT : A: The Microsoft Office products, since Office 2000, use Windows Installer as the setup engine for installation. Distribution of software is a separate layer on top of the Windows Installer. SMS, Active Directory / Group Policy Software Deployment and...

     Carolyn_MSFT : ...other tools all provide those layers to allow distribution of software to remote machines. These layers interact with the Windows Installer on the client computer. More information on deploying Office can be found in the Office Resource Kit at...

     Carolyn_MSFT : ...http://www.microsoft.com/office/ork/2003/default.htm.

     Carolyn_MSFT : .

     Rahul_MSFT : Q: How to make registry key to be permanent on the target machine which means it will not be deleted after uninstall?

     Rahul_MSFT : A: I wouldn't recommend leaving things behind on uninstall. But if you must do it, you could either use a custom action or a permanent component.

     Rahul_MSFT : .

     OmSharma_MSFT : Q: Der-Albert_com : Q: Why has an actual JET MSI a size greather then 12 MB .... so, if you add also MDAC you have 18 MB only for Jet Engine ... it is possible to get an optmized JET msi with the actual ServicePack integratetd and not as seperate...

     OmSharma_MSFT : ...setups inside the msiDer-Albert_com : Off course, ein mean msm

     OmSharma_MSFT : A: Can you clarify your question - Is the issue the size of the JET msi package and the MDAC msi package. The MDAC team has started providing full MSI pacakges and does not plan to offer MSMs (merge modules) for redist.

     OmSharma_MSFT : .

     Hem_MSFT : Q: During a Major Upgrade a file whose version has not changed is being removed from the GAC.  I have RemoveExistingProducts before InstallInitialize.  Is this a bug?  Or am I failing to do something?

     Hem_MSFT : A: The RemoveExistingProducts action can be placed in four different locations as has been summarized in the Windows Installer SDK @ http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/msi/setup/removeexistingproducts_action.asp

     Hem_MSFT : Specifically, if RemoveExistingProducts is placed between InstallValidate and InstallInitialize the old application is entirely removed. This is not an efficient placement of this action if some files of the old application will be reused.

     Hem_MSFT : .

     Carolyn_MSFT : Q: Where I can find permanent component? is it a property?

     Carolyn_MSFT : A: It's an attribute you set in the Attributes column of the Component table for the Component. The actual attribute is msidbComponentAttributesPermanent. Note that by setting this attribute, you make the entire component permanent. Therefore all...

     Carolyn_MSFT : ...resources that constitute the component are not removed on uninstall. For more information, consult the Windows Installer documentation on MSDN. Try http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/msi/setup/component_table.asp for...

     Carolyn_MSFT : ...starters.

     Carolyn_MSFT : .

     Carolyn_MSFT : Q:  I would like to share my concerns... A VS.Net project for installation is not good enough for Server Side customization. I mean configuring ODBC, IIS, SQL database is so painful. Is MS trying to makes it easier or we need to by Instalshield, wise,...

     Carolyn_MSFT : ...etc?

     Carolyn_MSFT : A: The setup authoring capabilities within Visual Studio .NET are designed for very simple setups. If you need more fully-featured authoring tools, then there are a number available to you. The website http://www.installsite.org offers a comparison...

     Carolyn_MSFT : ...for many of them. Additionally, Microsoft recently provided an open source XML authoring tool called WIX. WIX makes authoring setups easy and provides some built-in custom actions for configuring IIS and SQL. You can find out more on WIX at...

     Carolyn_MSFT : ...http://sourceforge.net/projects/wix/. Rob Mensching's blog site at http://blogs.msdn.com/robmen also discusses WIX in great detail (he is the project owner).

     Carolyn_MSFT : .

     Rahul_MSFT : Q: Comment: The creation date on certain unversioned files is meaningful to our applications.  I currently resolve unversioned file issues by including a sub-install written in NSIS (Nullsoft) containing those files.

     Rahul_MSFT : A: Not sure what you are using the creation time for. Perhaps you can elaborate?

     Rahul_MSFT : .

     Carolyn_MSFT : Q:  it's not a  file, it a registry key that we created during installation, I haven't found any option to make it permanent. A file does have that option but not a registry key

     Carolyn_MSFT : A: The attribute msidbComponentAttributesPermanent that is set on the component in the Attributes column in the Component table will make the component permanent. Any registry keys that belong to that component will therefore not be removed when the...

     Carolyn_MSFT : ...product is uninstalled.

     Carolyn_MSFT : .

     OmSharma_MSFT : Q: Der-Albert_com : Q: The MDAC Install does not contain a Jet Engine .... so if my software use jet than i must supply the jet engine ... but the msm for jet has a size of over 12 MB ... in this msm are a base installation, an the service packs for...

     OmSharma_MSFT : ...each windows version so that the total size of Jet Engine Support using ADO or OLEDB is about 18 MB .... plus the application so you can get easy an msi of 20-25 MB ... to much for shareware download with a modem.  So it would be created if...

     OmSharma_MSFT : ...microsoft proviced an optimized msm package for the jet engine ...

     OmSharma_MSFT : A: We can provide your feedback to the MDAC and JET teams. Note that most product groups are being encourgaged to deliver redistributable software as a msi pacakge rather than merge modules. MSMs have known issues with regard to servicing - a flaw in...

     OmSharma_MSFT : ...a merge module cannot needs to be corrected by each consuming application.

     OmSharma_MSFT : .

     KenWong_MSFT : Q: What enhancements are being made regarding patch deployment?  Will something along the lines of Windows Update be available to install developers?

     KenWong_MSFT : A: The upcoming version of SUS (software update services) will support deployment of Windows Installer Patches. Y=ou can find out more on http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/sus/default.mspx

     KenWong_MSFT : .

     Carolyn_MSFT : A: The current version of WIX does not support the new features of MSI 3.0. It's important to note that MSI 3.0 is all about servicing, so features in WIX that would pertain to MSI 3.0 would be in conjunction with building patches. There are plans to...

     Carolyn_MSFT : ...add this to WIX in the future. Note that WIX is an open source project, so the community can contribute enhancements to it as well.

     Carolyn_MSFT : .

     Rahul_MSFT : Q: I am using the creation date of unversioned files--that end users do not modify--to install updated project schema for our applications.

     Rahul_MSFT : A: In my opinion, that approach sounds a little unreliable. You might be better off exploring the use of companion files for your project schemas.

     Rahul_MSFT : .

     OmSharma_MSFT : Q: wjvii : Will WIX be integrated into VS.NET 2005?

     OmSharma_MSFT : A: At time time we cannot comment about VS.NET 2005 feature set.

     OmSharma_MSFT : .

     Hem_MSFT : Q: I am not so worried about efficiency in this case, but placing it after InstallFinalize causes conflicts between the Upgrade and the original.  Specifically an assembly registered for COM interop is having it's registry keys destroyed when the product

     Hem_MSFT : A: I think in that case your other option of placing RemoveExistingProducts ahead of InstallInitialize is a good one except that it results in an unmodified file to be removed during RemoveExistingProducts (REP) and is installed when the new product insta

     Hem_MSFT : If this is not what you are seeing, then it might potentially be an issue with REP which runs as a nested uninstall.

     Hem_MSFT : .

     Hem_MSFT : .

     Hem_MSFT : ll be reused.

     Hem_MSFT : .

     KenWong_MSFT : Q: So are you saying we can use SUS or its replace WUS to push out msp updates to custom and third party applications?

     KenWong_MSFT : A: A minor correction on my previous response. WUS [the next version of Software Update Services] will allow administrators to deploy Windows Installer Patches.

     trobinson_MSFT : Q: I suppose I will lose my investment if i decided to invest on a  fully-featured authoring tools for VS.Net 2003 and migrate my code to VS 2005. Is it true or not?

     trobinson_MSFT : A: Fernando -- can you elaborate, please?

     Carolyn_MSFT : Q: When you say MIS 3.0 is "all about servicing" what all do you mean other than improving the patching process?

     Carolyn_MSFT : A: MSI 3.0 has many new features designed to improve servicing of applications. A few highlights include: ability to apply multiple patches in a single transaction, patch sequencing, patch uninstall, better use of delta compression updates, support...

     Carolyn_MSFT : ...for patching elevated applications by non-admins, enhanced inventory support, full sourcelist API support, and performance improvements. Some of the MSI 3.0 information is already available on the MSDN website. Check out:...

     Carolyn_MSFT : ...http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/msi/setup/what_s_new_in_windows_installer_version_3_0.asp.

     Carolyn_MSFT : .

     Rahul_MSFT : Q: Can custom actions be writting using C#, VB.NET or other languages that support the .NET runtime in MSI 3.0?

     Rahul_MSFT : A: MSI 3.0 does not provide any enhancements over MSI 2.0 as far as running managed custom actions is concerned.

     Rahul_MSFT : .

     KenWong_MSFT : Q: So are you saying we can use SUS or its replace WUS to push out msp updates to custom and third party applications?

     KenWong_MSFT : A: WUS supports MSPs but it does not allow administrators to add their own content.      =You might want to look into SMS for deploying updates to third party applications..

     KenWong_MSFT : .

     OmSharma_MSFT : Q: fernando : I mean. If i decide to buy the current version of Installshield, I suppose i will have to upgrade to a new installation packaged compatible with VS.Net 2005 installation requirements.

     OmSharma_MSFT : A: You will need to contact InstallShield to determine if an upgrade is necessary

     OmSharma_MSFT : .

     Carolyn_MSFT : Q: setup.exe in "NETFX1.1_bootstrapper.exe" has broken icon... how it is possible to pass alpha & beta testing anf relase such a bug?

     Carolyn_MSFT : A: If you have an issue with the NETFX1.1 bootstrapper, I'd highly recommend reporting it to the Visual Studio .NET and/or the .NET framework team. They should be happy to address your problem. You can use one of the public newsgroups for Visual...

     Carolyn_MSFT : ...Studio or the framework. The Windows Installer team didn't provide that bootstrapper setup.exe.

     Carolyn_MSFT : .

     YuanQing_MS : ...repair mode

     YuanQing_MS : A: Yo can no disable repair mode for a specific componen. If he dll has wrong version, yo need o correc he versioning of he file.

     YuanQing_MS : =...repair mode

     YuanQing_MS : Q: Is there a way to disable repair mode for specific components?  For instance, if the install

     YuanQing_MS : distributes source code for one of our .dlls and users to recompile that .dll, but doesn't

     YuanQing_MS : correct versioning rules, can we ignore that file in repair mode

     YuanQing_MS : A: You cannot disable repair mode for a specific component. If the dll has wrong version,

     YuanQing_MS : you need to correct the versioning of the file.

     OmSharma_MSFT : Thanks for attending this chat. The next Windows Installer chat is planned for same time (11-12 PST) on Tuesday August 10, 2004. See you there

     OmSharma_MSFT : .

     Guide_KenM : Thanks for joining us today. It's time for us to go now.  You'll be able to find the transcript of this chat soon on the MSDN Web site at <http://msdn.microsoft.com/chats/recent.asp>

MSDN Chat Participants

This is the content of the the chat participants can ask questions and post comments. This part is usually not included in the official transcript.

     jilted : Q: can anyone help me plz? when I use the wheel on my mouse to scroll down a page it doesn't run smoothly it flickers is there any way I can resolve this?

     StefanKrueger_MVP : Hello everyone and congratulations to Tyler for your new job!

     Guide_KenM : For those new to the chat - Our topic is Windows Installer. Questions, comments and suggestions are welcome.

     trobinson_MSFT : Thank you Stefan! It's great to be here! =)

     MisterT : It would be nice to have more examples on how to access the data from the various Dialog boxes.  This information seems hard to find. - Thanks!

     Guide_KenM : We're ready for your Windows Installer questions!

     StefanKrueger_MVP : Q: how do you install COM servers or type libraries if you want to connect the respective component to more than 1 feature?

     MisterT : For example, I would like to ask the user a question and give a list of radio button options.  How is this information retutned to VB?

     jilted : Q: Don't know if I'm in the right room or not. But can anyone help me plz when I use my mouse wheel to scroll up and down pages it doesn't run smoothly it jumps and flickers?

     IndiaDVP : hi all

     StefanKrueger_MVP : @ jilted: This chat is about Windows Installer (MSI) technology, so this is not the right place for your question. Please visit http://communities2.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx to find an appropriate newsgroup

     MisterT : I know this must seem like a simple question, but I really have tried hard to find this. Maybe if I had the Pro version of VS.NET there would be more information.

     Der-Albert_com : Q: Why has an actual JET MSI a size greather then 12 MB .... so, if you add also MDAC you have 18 MB only for Jet Engine ... it is possible to get an optmized JET msi with the actual ServicePack integratetd and not as seperate setups inside the msi

     Der-Albert_com : Off course, ein mean msm

     Guide_KenM : For those new to the chat - Our topic is Windows Installer. Questions, comments and suggestions are welcome.

     Henry : Q: Are there any plans to enhance the handling of unversioned files?

     Henry : Currently Windows Installer will replace an unversioned file at the target location if the modify and create timestamps are identical, whether or not the file included in the install is actually newer than the target file.

     Henry : Consequently, newer unversioned files can be overwritten with older unversioned files.

     wjvii : I have joined late so this question may have been asked already. When do you expect to release version 3.0?

     IndiaDVP : Does Installer Support MS Officce Aoolications for Distribution ?

     kimmy : How

     kimmy : how to make registry key to be permanent on the target machine which means it will not be deleted after uninstall

     TroyC : Q: During a Major Upgrade a file whose version has not changed is being removed from the GAC.  I have RemoveExistingProducts before InstallInitialize.  Is this a bug?  Or am I failing to do something?

     Henry : Comment: The creation date on certain unversioned files is meaningful to our applications.  I currently resolve unversioned file issues by including a sub-install written in NSIS (Nullsoft) containing those files.

     kimmy : Where I can find permanent component? is it a property?

     TroyC : It's a bit you set on the component itself.

     Der-Albert_com : Q: The MDAC Install does not contain a Jet Engine .... so if my software use jet than i must supply the jet engine ... but the msm for jet has a size of over 12 MB ... in this msm are a base installation, an the service packs for each windows version ...

     fernando : I would like to share my concerns... A VS.Net project for installation is not good enough for Server Side customization. I mean configuring ODBC, IIS, SQL database is so painful. Is MS trying to makes it easier or we need to by Instalshield, wise, etc?

     Der-Albert_com : So that the total size of Jet Engine Support using ADO or OLEDB is about 18 MB .... plus the application so you can get easy an msi of 20-25 MB ... to much for shareware download with a modem

     kimmy : it's not a  file, it a registry key that we created during installation, I haven't found any option to make it permanent. A file does have that option but not a registry key

     TroyC : I am not so worried about efficiency in this case, but placing it after InstallFinalize causes conflicts between the Upgrade and the original.  Specifically an assembly registered for COM interop is haveing it's registry keys destroyed when the...

     TroyC : ...product gets removed.

     Der-Albert_com : So it would be created if microsoft proviced an optimized msm package for the jet engine ...

     pavillion : does anyone know why my screensaver isn't working?

     Henry : Q: What enhancements are being made regarding patch deployment?  Will something along the lines of Windows Update be available to install developers?

     StefanKrueger_MVP : @ kimmy: it's a setting for the component, which effects all contents of that components, including files and registry entries. What tool are you using to create your MSIs?

     Guide_KenM : For those new to the chat - Our topic is Windows Installer. Questions, comments and suggestions are welcome. We're about halfway into today's session.

     kimmy : Project deployment and seting of VS.NET 2003

     Henry : I am using the creation date of unversioned files--that end users do not modify--to install updated project schema for our applications.

     StefanKrueger_MVP : @ kimmy: VS.NET doesn't give you access to the component level of your setup project, so you may not be able to do it in VS.NEt. As was mentioned before, VS has limited MSI authoring capabilities. You may have to use Orca or some other authoring tool.

     wjvii : Will WIX be integrated into VS.NET 2005?

     wjvii : Does WIX support the new features of MSI 3.0?

     kimmy : Thank you Stefan

     Henry : The problem is, a user may install the newer program first and then an older parallel product, so the old install must not overwrite the new project schema with old data.

     StefanKrueger_MVP : @ Henry: MSI 3 will improve patch creation and instalallation. But it does not include functionality to notify users of available updates like Windows Update does. Such functionality is available from third parties

     wjvii : So are you saying we can use SUS or its replace WUS to push out msp updates to custom and third party applications?

     wjvii : When you say MIS 3.0 is "all about servicing" what all do you mean other than improving the patching process?

     Henry : Rahul: I will look into that, thank you.

     StefanKrueger_MVP : @ wjvii: with "push out" do you mean to users in your local network, or to external customers who bought your software?

     StefanKrueger_MVP : @ wjvii: other servicing improvements include better inventory functions

     Der-Albert_com : Is there a live transcript from the chat? Because the server disconnected me without a notice .... so i missed some things

     Guide_KenM : The transcript will be posted within the week to the MSDN chats transcripts page, <http://msdn.microsoft.com/chats/recent.asp>

     fernando : I suppose I will lose my investment if i decided to invest on a  fully-featured authoring tools for VS.Net 2003 and migrate my code to VS 2005. Is it true or not?

     wjvii : Can custom actions be writting using C#, VB.NET or other languages that support the .NET runtime in MSI 3.0?

     FlyFish : Evening all!

     TroyC : Comment:  That must be the case, I know the component code hasn't changed, funny thing is, is that all the registry keys stay, just the file is gone.  Of course running the shortcut causes the repair to fix the problem.

     Guide_KenM : We now have about 15 minutes left in today's chat. If you asked a question earlier that we missed, please go ahead and repost it now.

     Der-Albert_com : WUS (SUS 2) is delayed to middle of 2005

     wjvii : StefanKrueger_MVP, I mean local network.

     StefanKrueger_MVP : @ fernando: not sure what you mean. MSI is not part of VS.NEt. VS includes an MSI authoring tool with limited capability. Other MSI authoring tools are avaiable from third parties and are independent of VS.NET.

     wjvii : StefanKrueger_MVP, what do you mean by better inventory functions?

     jlb9686 : hello

     jlb9686 : ok, i am a complete noob to vb.net in vb6 i used formname.show to bring up forms, i cannot for the life of me figure it out here, and i dont have a book yet, but want to finish this program i am writing, can anyone help?

     FlyFish : Q: MS VS .NET 2003 bootstrapper plugin. Furthermore there are 2 more bootstrappers from MS on the net: "NETFX1.1_boostrapper_source.EXE" and "NETFX1.1_bootstrapper.exe"... Who can answer me some questions on this topic?

     jlb9686 : can anyone answer my question?

     StefanKrueger_MVP : You can read what's new in MSI 3 at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/msi/setup/what_s_new_in_windows_installer_version_3_0.asp

     StefanKrueger_MVP : I think there's a white paper somewhere, too (could be at betaplace)

     Guide_KenM : We'll be ending in about 10 minutes.  Please ask any final questions you may have now and we'll try and get to them.  A reminder, our topic today is Windows Installer.

     fernando : I mean. If i decide to buy the current version of Installshield, I suppose i will have to upgrade to a new installation packaged compatible with VS.Net 2005 installation requirements.

     StefanKrueger_MVP : @ jlb9686: this chat is about Windows Instalelr (MSI). Your question is off topic

     FlyFish : Q: setup.exe in "NETFX1.1_bootstrapper.exe" has broken icon... how it is possible to pass alpha & beta testing anf relase such a bug?

     FlyFish : Q: I'm trying couple of weeks to ask somebody from MS about that - no chance...

     StefanKrueger_MVP : @ fernando: You may need to update your IstallShield 8or whatever tool) when a new version of MSI is released, but ususally not when a new version of VS is released.

     Henry : Is there a way to disable repair mode for specific components?  For instance, if the install distributes source code for one of our .dlls and users to recompile that .dll, but doesn't follow correct versioning rules, can we ignore that file in repair mode

     StefanKrueger_MVP : @ Henry: you could set the component to never overwrite.

     Henry : Thank you Stefan.

     Guide_KenM : We have 5 minutes left. Please get your final questions in now.

     StefanKrueger_MVP : @ Henry: the only exception may be if you want to integrate the third party tool in the VS IDE. This may require an upgrade when VS 2005 is released.

     fernando : Ok. I will seat and wait for the new MSI

     Guide_KenM : We are going to have to end in 2 minutes.  Would anyone like to add anything?

     Der-Albert_com : @MSFT ... Thank you for beeing here and and answering our questiones ...

     stawmchasah : Q: How to activate the Connections tab inside of Internet Options on IE 6

     stawmchasah : The options within are greyed out

     stawmchasah : W2K Pro build

     Der-Albert_com : @stawmchasah: Login a Administrator or ask your system administrator ... these are policy settings and has nothing to do with the windows installer...

 

 

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