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Advanced Installer 8.7 released

November 30th, 2011 by and tagged

On November 29th, 2011 Caphyon Ltd.announced the release of Advanced Installer 8.7. New features in this version include: Software Identification in accordance with ISO/IEC 19770-2:2009 App-V package dependencies Tab Host control in enhanced user interface Internet Explorer predefined searches “Log on as a service” policy support and many other enhancements and fixes Release Notes Advanced […]

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Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter (with screenshots)

November 25th, 2011 by and tagged , ,

Microsoft has published a new tool to help end users fix setup related issues such as programs that can’t be installed or uninstalled. It replaces the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility (MSICUU) which had been withdrawn in June 2010. Unlike MSICUU, the new tool actually tries to fix issues with the Windows Installer registry. If that […]

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Workaround for InstallShield re-activation problem

November 15th, 2011 by and tagged ,

With InstallShield version 2010 Flexera Software introduced the requirement that activation of the software has to be repeated yearly. Typically this re-activation happens automatically without user interaction. However in some cases, the automatic re-activation fails and when trying to manually re-activate some users get an error message: “The license for this computer is in use […]

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Service Pack 1 for InstallShield 2012 available

November 14th, 2011 by and tagged ,

Flexera Software released Service Pack 1 for InstallShield 2012. Many of the fixes apply to the Suite Installation project type that was introduced in version 2012 and is only available in the Premier edition. But there are also fixes for the Professional and Express editions and for the Stand-Alone Build module. Release Notes for Premier […]

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Wise Package Studio officially retired

November 14th, 2011 by and tagged , , ,

Last week, Symantec officially announced the end of life of Wise Package Studio, confirming what was already discussed in October. It will be replaced by its former rival product, AdminStudio, from Flexera Software. Here’s the official announcement: http://www.symantec.com/business/theme.jsp?themeid=wise-package-studio-migration For more details, see also my blog article of October 6.

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Security Hotfix for InstallShield and AdminStudio available

November 11th, 2011 by and tagged , , ,

Flexera Software published a security hotfix for their InstallShield and AdminStudio product lines. The hotfix is available for the following product versions: InstallShield 2009 InstallShield 2010 InstallShield 2011 InstallShield Limited Editions AdminStudio 9.0 AdminStudio 9.5 AdminStudio 10.0 AdminStudio Limited Editions Newer versions (e.g. InstallShield 2012) are not affected. The knowledge base article doesn’t say anything […]

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