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DLL Hijacking Vulnerability affects (not only) Setup Packages downloaded from the Internet

January 21st, 2016 by and tagged ,

A security problem in Windows has been reported which affects any EXEs downloaded from the internet and run from the download folder. Setup packages probably are especially in danger. How the vulnerability works When you start an EXE which loads additional DLLs, Windows starts looking for these DLLs in the same directory as the EXE […]

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The Future of Windows Installer (MSI) in the Light of Windows 10 and the Universal Windows Platform

May 3rd, 2015 by and tagged , , ,

“AppX is now our deployment model. MSI isn’t going to go away, but we want you to move to AppX. We’re investing all of our efforts into making AppX the ultimate installer across the Windows ecosystem.” The above is a quote from a session that took place during Microsoft’s Build 2015 event, here’s the recording: […]

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Support for Win32 and .NET Applications in the Windows Store in Windows 10

April 30th, 2015 by and tagged , ,

Yesterday Microsoft’s developer conference Build 2015 started and among the announcements in the keynote was the “Universal Windows Platform”. This not only includes bridges to re-use existing Android and iOS code for Windows 10 and to enable apps built from web sites, but also “real” integration of Win32 and .NET applications in the Windows Store. […]

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Windows Update breaks InstallShield command line build

February 23rd, 2015 by

Building a setup with InstallShield’s “Stand Alone Build” command line tool may fail with error -6003. The error message looks like this: ISDEV : error -6003: An error occurred streaming ‘<path>\DiskImages\DISK1\<filename>.isc’ into setup.exe. It only seems to affect setups that are being digitally signed. The problem is caused by Windows Update KB3004394 which updates the way Windows […]

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InstallShield crashes after installing this week’s Windows Updates

July 11th, 2014 by and tagged

Several users are reporting that their InstallShield authoring tool stops working immediately after starting it. Apparently this is caused by an incompatibilty with Microsoft update MS14-037 “Security update for Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11” (KB2962872) which was distributed on this week’s Patch Turesday. Flexera is aware of the problem. A […]

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InstallShield 2014 available

June 26th, 2014 by and tagged , , ,

Flexera Software released a new version of their installation authoring tool, InstallShield 2014. This PDF document summarizes the new features: http://media.flexerasoftware.com/documents/Datasheet-IS2014-Compare-Versions.pdf . For more details see the release notes for InstallShield 2014 Premier and Professional, or in a separate document for Express. Notice for owners of InstallShield 2012*: Update pricing from this version ends on 31st […]

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AdminStudio 2013 Released / General End of Update Pricing Announcement

August 6th, 2013 by and tagged , ,

On July 16, 2013, Flexera Software released AdminStudio 2013. New and enhanced features in this version include: Enhanced support for Microsoft App-V, including App V 5.0 and direct editing of App-V Packages Support for Symantec Workspace Virtualization Virtual Desktop Assessment Limited Edition App Portal Limited Edition New Platform API Commands Managing Apple iOS and Windows […]

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InstallShield 2013 Released

June 6th, 2013 by and tagged , , , ,

Flexera Software released a new version of their setup authoring tool, InstallShield 2013. Improvements in the new version include: Ability to create pure 64 bit msi setups. All customs actions that are included with InstallShield are now available in 64 bit (not included in Express edition). Windows 8 improvements like Start screen icon pinning options […]

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What’s New in Windows Installer on Windows 8

September 23rd, 2012 by and tagged ,

Here’s a quick summary what’s new in the MSI engine that comes with Windows 8. What’s new in MSI 5 on Windows 8 According to the documentation: nothing My own findings so far: Windows Installer runtime version – as indicated by the file version of msi.dll – is 5.0.9200.16384 VersionNT = 602 (so similar to […]

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Advanced Installer 9.5 includes Windows 8 Style Dialog Theme

September 18th, 2012 by and tagged ,

On September 10th, 2012 Caphyon Ltd. announced the release of Advanced Installer 9.5 in Freeware, Professional, For Java, Enterprise and Architect editions. The 9.5 release includes many enhancements (see the release notes), but what really caught my eye is a new group of dialog themes that use the “Windows Store App” style: The theme is […]

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