NEWS FROM INSTALLSITE.ORG --- December 3, 2002
|2002-11-29||Change Project GUIDs in InstallShield|
|2002-11-29||Automatically Updade .NET Applications|
|2002-11-29||Windows Installer 2.0 article updated (English/German)|
|2002-11-13||MSI 1.2 Engine Object for ISPro7|
|2002-11-07||Windows Installer Books updated|
|2002-11-07||Windows Installer WebCasts and Chats updated|
|2002-11-07||MDAC Object for ISPro6 updated|
|2002-11-07||New version of UNCPath script|
|2002-10-24||Windows Installer WebCasts and Chats updated|
|2002-10-17||Bugs Bulletin for MSI Runtime updated|
|2002-10-17||Miscellaneous Setup Authoring Tools page updated|
|2002-10-11||Modify Setup.ini Inside Setup.exe or Update.exe|
|2002-10-11||Bugs Bulletin updated for ISDev 7|
|2002-10-05||Windows Installer WebCasts updated|
|2002-10-05||Bugs Bulletin updated for ISPro 7|
|2002-10-05||Bugs Bulletin updated for ISDev 7|
It is reported that PestPatrol, a security and personal privacy tool that claims to detect trojans, spyware, adware and hacker tools, recently detected Kazaa Spyware in InstallSheld PackageForTheWeb 4 (PFTW). This is a "false positive", and other tools like Ad-Aware or SpyBot do not report any problems with PFTW. InstallShield has worked with PestPatrol to resolve this issue, and PestPatrol has released a fix which is available from http://download.pestpatrol.com/Downloads/Updates/Update.exe
"Administrator's Introduction to Application Repackaging and Software
Deployment using Windows Installer" is now available. Written by Bob Baker,
author of two other Windows Installer books, and Robert Dickau, author of
several InstallShield training materials, this book is a reference for
Administators migrating to the Windows Installer service. It provides an
in-depth review of the standard features and often-missed secrets for creating
MSI packages. Baker and Dickau guide through the intricacies of the Windows
Installer service and the complete suite of complementary tools that come with
Phew! The first version of your product is finally out the door. Now what do you need to
do to prepare for future updates? In the January Windows Installer chat, experts from the
MSI team at Microsoft will start the new year by answering your questions about patching
and upgrades. Join the fifth chat in the Windows Installer series to discuss the
differences between the three types of MSI updates, when each type is appropriate, best
practices when creating patches, tips for working with PCP files, the new patch
capabilities in MSI 2.0, and more. Questions from chat attendees are always welcome.
Date: January 8, 2003
Time: 19:00 GMT = 11:00am Pacific Time = 2:00pm Eastern Time
"Deploying Windows Forms Applications using Visual Basic.NET" is part IV of a
four part series focused on moving VB applications to VB.NET. This session
covers changes to deployment. The Windows Installer and No-Touch deployment are
the key focus.
Date: December 6, 2002
Time: 19:00 GMT = 11:00am Pacific Time = 2:00pm Eastern Time
InstallShield has added power to their entry level setup authoring tool.
InstallShield Express 4.0 now comes with the capability to create binary patches,
support for IIS web services, system search functionality, additional options for installation conditions, path
variables for source files, and additional runtime languages (Danish, Norwegian,
Portuguese). Like its "big brother" InstallShield Developer 8, Express 4 can be fully integrated into Visual Studio .NET,
enabling it to be run in that environment or with the traditional Express IDE.
Another benefit of the Visual Studio integration is a bundle offer of Express 4 with Visual Studio .NET (Professional, Enterprise Developer or Enterprise Architect levels) at extraordinary low prices.
vBuild for InstallShield Professional is a new product jointly developed by Red Bend,
a company specializing in update and compression technology, and InstallShield. vBuild automatically transforms installation packages
created with InstallShield Professional 7.0 into upgrade installations for previous
versions and significantly reduces the update size. vBuild will also
reduce your full version setups, using compression that is more powerful than ZIP or CAB. Using vBuild, there is no need to create a separate
update setup for each previous version as is necessary with the Update Authoring option of
the InstallShield Professional 7.0.
InstallShield has released a hot fix for InstallShield Developer. It is recommended for
all versions including 7.04. The hotfix addresses three issues: Standard setups
occassionally fail to run on Windows NT4 SP6 target systems (IDriver crash), Standard
setups are not registered properly when installed by non-administrators (fix only applied
to Developer 7.0 with SP3 or greater), and Basic MSI setups using InstallScript sometimes
hang during setup progress on Windows 9x target systems. Existing setups should be rebuilt
after the hotfix is applied to the development system.
On October 23, 2002 a fixed hotfix has been released, and the isscript.msi on installengine.com has been updated. Previously there have been some problems with the first release of the hotfix:
If you select to use version 1.2 of the Windows Installer runtime instead of version 2.0 it causes the setup progress bar to stay at 0% while the installation completes successfully.
If you select to download the InstallScript engine from installengine.com an error message will be displayed at runtime because the engine on that server hasen't been updated with the hotfix.
To receive the update select Check for Updates from the Tools menu.
The new version of InstallShield Developer is now available. New features in Developer 8 include:
InstallShield guarantees that your Developer 7 or InstallShield for Windows Installer
project will seamlessly migrate. And if it doesn't, they offer to fix it at no cost.
For a limited time you can get a refund of 200 EUR/200 USD if you buy Developer 8 (either full product or upgrade).
InstallShield Developer is integrated in InstallShield AdminStudio as
authoring component. Owners of AdminStudio 3.5 (which comes with Developer version 7.04
built in) can download Developer 8 in form of a value pack free of charge. For details see
InstallShield's knowledge base article Q107239.
Time is running out on several special deals on InstallShield software:
(courses in Germany see below)
InstallShield Developer (English, French)
Dec 10 - Dec 13, 2002 in Bristol, United Kingdom
Jan 14 - Jan 17, 2003 in Bristol, United Kingdom
Jan 14 - Jan 17, 2003 in Naarden, The Netherlands
Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2003 in Paris, France
InstallShield Professional (English, French)
Jan 21 - Jan 24, 2002 in Bristol, United Kingdom
Additional dates to be announced - please contact email@example.com
For details about these courses and booking information go to
Die neue Version von InstallShield Developer 8 ist jetzt auch in Deutsch verfügbar. Einige der neuen Funktionen in Developer 8:
InstallShield garantiert eine problemlose Umstellung von Projekten, die mit
Developer 7 oder InstallShield for Windows Installer erstellt wurden. Und falls
es Probleme gibt, bietet InstallShield an, sie kostenlos zu beheben.
Für begrenzte Zeit können Käufer von Developer 8 (Vollprodukt oder Upgrade) eine Rückerstattung von 200 € erhalten.
Wichtig: Falls Sie eine Testversion von Developer 8 installiert haben, müssen Sie diese erst entfernen, bevor Sie die Vollversion installieren.
Die deutsche Ausgabe des Buches "Getting Started with InstallShield Developer and Windows Installer Setups" von Bob Baker verzögert sich und soll nun im Januar erscheinen. Aktuelle Informationen finden Sie unter http://www.installsite.de/go/2111.htm oder schreiben Sie an firstname.lastname@example.org
Folgende Aktionsangebote für InstallShield Software gelten nur noch bis für kurze Zeit:
InstallShield Developer (deutsch)
17.-20.12.2002 in München
21.-24.01.2003 in München
18.-21.03.2003 in Hamburg
Schulungskurse zu InstallShield Professional und InstallShield AdminStudio sind in Vorbereitung - bitte anfragen unter email@example.com
Informationen zu Terminen, verfügbaren Plätzen, Gruppenrabatten, Schulungsunterlagen
und Buchungsmöglichkeit finden Sie unter
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