Windows Installer 4.5 Servicing Enhancements: Shared Components and Patch Uninstall

Why do I care about shared component patch uninstalls? There has been an ask from Windows Installer customers to improve the servicing story surrounding shared components. We could summarize the asks into following points:  I want Windows Installer to keep the highest version of the file across products when an update to a shared component…

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Windows Installer 4.5 Servicing Enhancements: Patch Uninstall Custom Actions

In this blog post, I will provide an overview on what you can do with the new patch uninstall custom actions and how they work. The hope is that by understanding how patch uninstall custom actions work you will be able to put this new custom action type to use easily. Why Patch Uninstall Custom…

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Windows Installer 4.5 Beta 2 Now Available!

Hello everyone — I am pleased to announce that Windows Installer 4.5 Beta 2 is now available from the Microsoft Connect site. If you have not signed up for the beta yet, please do – we are listed as “Windows Installer 4.5” under the “Available Connections” section of the site. If you have already joined…

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Windows Installer 4.5 beta 2 – coming soon (and a chat too!)

Hello everyone! First off, I wanted to let you know that I have re-joined the Windows Installer (MSI) team as a Lead PM, so you all will be hearing a lot more from me in the future <grin> I have a few exciting announcements to make today: I know you all have been wondering what has…

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