Update to MSI 4.5 (KB958655)

Hello everyone, We wanted to let you know that a non-security QFE was released recently for MSI 4.5 redistributable, available via Microsoft download center (Search for KB958655). The KB article contains information on the symptoms and cause of the issue. The intent of this post is to clarify some concerns/questions you may have that are…

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Take the Windows Application Platform Team survey

Hey all, The Windows engineering teams are putting together plans for how application installation and servicing will work in future versions of the operating system. We would like to take this opportunity to hear from you to better understand your current pain points and needs going forward. We have put together a survey to collect your valuable feedback. We hope…

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Did you miss PDC 2008?

Hey everyone — In case you missed my presentation at PDC 2008 in Los Angeles last weekend, the streaming version is now available online! This talk covers recent changes in Windows Installer and ClickOnce, plus information about upcoming changes in Windows 7. https://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/PC42/ [Author: Tyler Robinson]This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers…

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Windows Installer 4.5 versions

As you all may already know the final release of the Windows Installer 4.5 Redistributable and SDK are now available. The current version of Windows Installer is in the form; major.minor.build.update. We have received a few questions regarding the differences in the “build” and “update” fields of the version of Windows Installer 4.5 installed across different…

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Introduction for Zainab Hakim – An update

Hi all, It was recently pointed out to me that I had not yet updated my introduction post. So I wanted to take a moment to let you all know of a change in my job description and role. Since October 2008, I have been the Program Manager (commonly known as PM at Microsoft) for Windows…

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Windows Installer 4.5 is now available!

I am pleased to announce that the final release of the Windows Installer 4.5 Redistributable and SDK are now available. There is also a KB Article published about the release.   New and improved features in Windows Installer 4.5 The following new and improved features have been implemented in Windows Installer 4.5.   Multiple package…

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Join us at TechEd 2008! (part 2)

Members of the Windows Installer team will be at both the TechEd Developers (June 3-6) and TechEd IT Professionals (June 10-13) conferences in sunny Orlando, Florida. For information about our Breakout and Interactive Theatre Sessions, please see my previous post. In addition to the scheduled sessions, we will be staffing the Technical Learning Center (TLC)…

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What changed in Windows Installer 4.5?

Apart from the feature work that we did in Windows Installer 4.5, we made a few changes to Windows Installer to address some user feedback or pain points. Here’s some of the important issues that were addressed: Added SeBackupPrivilige back to the Windows Installer service. This sould help any custom actions that needed this privilige like the…

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What changed in Windows Installer (MSI) in Windows Vista Service Pack 1?

Stefan Krueger met with us a few weeks ago for the Microsoft MVP Global Summit. Among the many topics we discussed was a suggestion from Stefan that we use the team’s blog to communicate relevant bug fixes that we make in our releases. This posting is the result of that suggestion. (Thanks, Stefan!)   Windows…

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We’re Hiring!

The Windows Installer (MSI) team is part of the rapidly-growing Windows Application Platform (WAP) team here at Microsoft. We currently have several openings for talented Program Managers with real-world knowledge of the Application Deployment, Platform and/or related Tools space.   The positions we have open are job codes 225586, 225368, 228382, 223260, and 226806. (Please go…

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