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Microsoft Security Update KB2962872 Breaks InstallShield; InstallAware 18 Offers Flexible and Secure Upgrade Path.

July 13th, 2014

Microsoft’s Security Update KB2962872 is crashing multiple versions of InstallShield as described at … tallshield, rendering a very expensive product inoperative. While InstallShield is currently researching the nature of the problem as described at, InstallAware offers a very flexible upgrade path to all developers and administrators affected by the issue. InstallShield have made [...]

List of Bug Fixes in InstallAware 18.08

November 9th, 2013

From 18.07: The new SQL Server 2014 RTM runtime now replaces the old SQL Server 2014 CTP2 beta. Code signing for the actual MSI payload is now operational. Visual C++ 11 runtimes with ATL, MFC, C++ AMP, and OpenMP are now available. From 18.06: SSD detection on RAID arrays and virtual machines failed. From 18.05: [...]

List of Bug Fixes in InstallAware 17.06 (23)

August 5th, 2013

From 17.05: The setup engine had lost compatibility with operating systems older than Windows XP Service Pack 2. The Dialog Designer was unable to display or edit (past the point of saving and reloading forms) any hidden or invisible dialog controls. The Dialog Designer was unable to retain the Aero Glass control when saving forms, [...]

An Iranian Saint: Elham Asghari

July 6th, 2013

As a swimmer myself, I am deeply touched by the story of Elham Asghari: By way of the Internet, I would like to share my thoughts with Elham: Your courage and willingness in the face of insurmountable odds clearly demonstrates that you are on the fast track to enlightenment. Your love and service to [...]

List of Bug Fixes in InstallAware 16.07 (28)

June 26th, 2013

From 16.06: Importing registry files (.REG) was broken. Scanning dynamic dependencies for files (.EXE) did not preserve the correct bitness of 32 and 64 bit folder locations. Custom PNG logos for the setup splash screen were broken. From 16.05: The Schedule Task command was occasionally failing, especially as used from the scheduled mode web updates [...]

InstallAware Wins SD Times 100 Again!

June 8th, 2013

InstallAware has won the SD Times 100 award for the second year in a row! Thank you all for your support – we couldn’t have done this without you!

InstallAware Wins Third ComponentSource Award

March 4th, 2013

For the third year in a row, InstallAware has won ComponentSource’s Best-Selling Publisher Award. Thank you for your support – we couldn’t have done this without you! What’s the secret to our success? o The Bleeding Edge: Tired of waiting for weeks, months, and sometimes even years for updates from your installation technology vendor? InstallAware [...]

List of Bug Fixes in InstallAware 15.51 (57)

January 1st, 2013

The setup engine failed to correctly persist the 32 bit/64 bit state of the installation when persistent variables were used. The Install Service command editor window, in the Service Groups tab, incorrectly suggested that variables were disallowed. The setup engine failed to initialize on Windows 2000 (Windows NT 5.0). Under rare combinations of SD card [...]

Share-It: A Decade of Racism

December 28th, 2012

Continuing the subject of racism…   As racist as some governments can be, so are some companies.   Share-It, a payment services provider based out of Europe, have been engaged in racism for well over a decade.   How do I know?   Any time I place an order from a Turkish IP, Share-It declines [...]

The Anatomy of a Price Increase

December 15th, 2012

InstallAware increased prices for customers in the Schengen Visa zone (most of Europe) by 30% on Monday, 17th of December 2012.   “Apple do it, so I am doing it too…”   My friend Harry Kelly (ComponentSource) cautioned me strongly against increasing prices in Europe. His thinking was that, unless there is some specific value-add [...]