Feature in Wix v3.0 to make it easier to test rollback custom actions

When authoring deferred custom actions (which are custom actions that change the system state) in an MSI, it is necessary to also provide an equivalent set of rollback custom actions to undo the system state change in case the MSI fails and rolls back.  The rollback behavior typically needs to behave differently depending on if…

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Information about the err.exe tool I use to look up error codes when debugging setup issues

When I am attempting to investigate a setup-related failure, I typically end up looking at verbose log files.  These log files can contain information about a wide variety of failures, and the failures will typically include some detailed error information (such as the information reported by the GetLastError and FormatMessage APIs or something equivalent to…

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How I was able to get Virtual Server 2005 to work on Windows Vista

Recently, I needed to configure and use a virtual server image that was provided to me by another team here at Microsoft.  In order to do this, I had to install and configure Virtual Server 2005 to host this image on my desktop OS.  I am running Windows Vista Ultimate edition on this system, and I…

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Microsoft Tester Center is now live on MSDN

A new portal with information about software testing has been posted this week on MSDN.  You can check it out at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/testing/default.aspx.  To summarize the launch note on this page: At the Tester Center, our goal is to provide a community where software testers can share knowledge and learn from each other about testing, our day-to-day…

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