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    As a first post on my shiny new blog, I thought I'd post something old! Here is a set of Installer best practice guidelines I posted last year on the Windows Installer Team blog : Tao of the Windows Installer Fundamentals Packaging Deployment Patching Testing and Support Security Considerations As...
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    As I mentioned in a recent post , I'm currently working on a Windows Vista workshop. As part of that, I've created a simple application that demonstrates the basic interaction of the Windows Installer with Vista's new Restart Manager (RM). I thought I'd post some information on how easy this was to do...
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    [Updated: 4 April 2007] If you have a problem with the Windows Installer or an MSI package you're installing, it's a sure bet that you will be told by some smart person to "enable logging". That's great advice, except ... what do you do with the log once you get it? A common technique is to...