Reregistering the Windows Installer service does not work on Vista and above

A common troubleshooting Windows Installer technique before vista was to reregister the Windows Installer service.  The steps went something like this Unregister Windows Installer, and then reregister Windows Installer. To do this, follow these steps:  1. On the “Start” menu, click “Run:. 2. In the “Open” box, type “msiexec /unreg”, and then press ENTER.  3. On…

Windows Installer 5 Documentation Now Online

MSDN has updated their web site with documentation for Window Installer 5 in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. A good place to start is the What’s New In Windows Installer 5.0 page. Of the feedback I received for Windows Installer in Windows Vista, the Single Package Authoring worth a look.

Windows Installer 5.0 Crash on Windows 7 Beta

The TechNet forum post Windows Installer Crash appears to have find a workaround for the issue by usingstart regeditnavigate to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\SQMClient\Windows\DisabledSessionsrename MachineThrottling to _MachineThrottling Original credit for the workaround was attributed to

Adding an IFrame to a SharePoint Wiki Page

While integrating the Windows Installer XML 3.0 toolset, we needed to add references to the WiX manual on our SharePoint Wiki site.  The straightforward path would have been to add an <iFrame src=”<URL path to WiX manual page>” />.  Unfortunately the wiki page content swallows any IFrame elements.  After poking around for a while, I…

Early Content for Windows 7 ISV Partners

With the recent announcement fo the Windows 7 Beta, there are now tools for ISVs to evaluate the opportunity on Windows 7 including ISV Goal Resource Value Compatibility of my shipped apps Windows 7 Application Quality Cookbook Learn how to verify compatibility of your applications with Windows 7… Guidance for app targeting Windows 7 Developer…


Windows FireStarter: (Windows 7 + Windows Server 2008 R2) Teaser Session

The current issue of MSDN Flash on the Web at <> offers (Windows 7 + Windows Server 2008 R2) Teaser Session <> by Byron Hynes