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by ulrichard
Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Get Exact OS Level
Replies: 10
Views: 7345

Re: Get Exact OS Level

Did you succeed with that approach?
I get a big number from GetVersion, but trying to perform any Mathematics operation on it always returns an empty string.
by ulrichard
Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:36 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Windows Installer Freezing
Replies: 6
Views: 5162

Re: Windows Installer Freezing

Hi Francesco, Ok, here is the code to produce a minimal installer that freezes without any indication of what's going on, with InstallAware 9R2: Set Variable SomeVar to $SomeVar$ Set Variable PROGRESSTEXT to Installing $TITLE$ Set Variable SUCCESS to Display Dialog: progress, use as progress dialog ...
by ulrichard
Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Windows Installer Freezing
Replies: 6
Views: 5162

Re: Windows Installer Freezing

I found the problem. In the main installer, I recently removed some obsolete functionality. So one variable got undefined, but a value that's no longer needed was still written to an ini file. This resulted in an entry like this in the ini file: BasePath=$DOKVDIR$ Now, the ini file in question is re...
by ulrichard
Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:23 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Windows Installer Freezing
Replies: 6
Views: 5162

Re: Windows Installer Freezing

Hi Francesco, thanks for the quick reply. I probably should have mentioned, that I'm using InstallAware 9R2, which doesn't have a native engine. The scenario is the following: We have a full installer, that installs our product on a server. The target folder is then accessible through a network shar...
by ulrichard
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Windows Installer Freezing
Replies: 6
Views: 5162

Windows Installer Freezing

Hi everybody, I have a strange situation where WindowsInstaller freezes. The setup is special, in that it doesn't install anything to TARGETDIR, but only selects a TARGETDIR (on a network share) where the target executable is already present. It then creates shortcuts to the target executable. Now s...
by ulrichard
Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Automatic updater prevents windows from shutting down
Replies: 4
Views: 3107

Re: Automatic updater prevents windows from shutting down

We just had another idea. When exiting our application, we could just kill the updater. I know this is a bad hack. But that way the computer would shut down cleanly. And the users wouldn't be so annoyed anymore. But the problem I'm facing with this is that the updater is an elevated process, and thu...
by ulrichard
Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:40 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: How to save file beofre installation
Replies: 2
Views: 1786

Re: How to save file beofre installation

The problem is that an update is essentially uninstalling the old version and installing the new one. Windows installer has some black magic to decide which file to keep if there are changes, or newer files, but start reading the docs... and you curse at Microsoft. I wish there was a cleaner solutio...
by ulrichard
Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: IA-2012 Command-Line ERROR Running IA-9 Project?
Replies: 3
Views: 3217

Re: IA-2012 Command-Line ERROR Running IA-9 Project?

Just guessing. Can you open your mpr file in a text editor and see if it contain any absolute directories? ... probably not Nex, disable all runtimes in the InstallAware GUI. then delete the corresponding checkXXX.* and setupXXX.* files from your project directory, and also make sure they are no lon...
by ulrichard
Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Remote Installer in InstallAware
Replies: 7
Views: 4247

Re: Remote Installer in InstallAware

You could maybe hack something together by calling psecec from sysinternals.com inside your installer. psexec is like a poor man's ssh. Assuming the user has the proper rights to install on the other machines. I don't know how to implement Group Policies, but I think it's better to go that way, and ...
by ulrichard
Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Automatic updater prevents windows from shutting down
Replies: 4
Views: 3107

Re: Automatic updater prevents windows from shutting down

I would distinguish between a setup and an update check. I can't imagine what inconsistent state could result from aborting while the list of updates for downloading is presented ( update_notify_download ). At that stage it doesn't matter if the window is being brought to the foreground or not, as t...
by ulrichard
Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Automatic updater prevents windows from shutting down
Replies: 4
Views: 3107

Automatic updater prevents windows from shutting down

I thought this was discussed here before, but I spent some time searching this forum and the internet. The problem is as follows: The automatic update mechanism finds an update. The user doesn't respond to it. It doesn't matter if the dialog is minimized or not. The dialog that is active at this tim...
by ulrichard
Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:23 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Using square brackets in Write Registry or Create File type
Replies: 5
Views: 3770

Re: Using square brackets in Write Registry or Create File t

Hi giaviv,

thanks for answering.
In the meantime I solved it by using the "WriteRegistryPersist" plugin.

Rgds
Richard
by ulrichard
Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Using square brackets in Write Registry or Create File type
Replies: 5
Views: 3770

Re: Using square brackets in Write Registry or Create File t

Did you find a solution to this problem?
I'm facing the same thing right now.
The square brackets seem to be required by the default MFC DDE handler.
by ulrichard
Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: SQL Server Express 2005 Service Pack 4
Replies: 7
Views: 4366

Re: SQL Server Express 2005 Service Pack 4

Hi giaviv, from what I can guess from the almost non readable screenshot, SQL Server Express 2005 Service Pack 4 is not included in the latest release. But then, newerappruntimes.jpg has a last modified time of May 2010. Does that imply that the runtimes didn't change in the releases since then? Rgd...
by ulrichard
Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:27 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: SQL Server Express 2005 Service Pack 4
Replies: 7
Views: 4366

Re: SQL Server Express 2005 Service Pack 4

Where can I see a list of all the runtimes in the current version of InstallAware?
That would help in deciding if it's worth upgrading.

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