How to detect Windows Server 2008

Hi. Many of you have asked if InstallAware supports detecting the newly released Windows Server 2008. It’s very easy by using the code below:

Set Variable SERVER2008 to FALSE
Get System Setting Service Pack 1 into SP1
Get System Setting Windows Vista into VISTA
Get System Setting Windows with Server Features into SERVER
if Variable VISTA Equals TRUE
     if Variable SP1 Equals TRUE
            if Variable SERVER Equals TRUE
                  Set Variable SERVER2008 to TRUE

After this code runs, if the variable SERVER2008 is TRUE, then OS hosting your installer is Windows Server 2008. You can add this piece of code somewhere inside your main setup script, or inject it as a requirement inside the “Check Application Requirements” code folding region to prevent your installation from running at all if the target OS is not Windows Server 2008.

You can also check for Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 using the same script but by removing the “if Variable SERVER Equals TRUE” evaluation.

You can download the script from here.

Thank you,

Panagiotis Kefalidis
Software Design Team Lead
InstallAware Software Corporation

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