Plug-In Update Package

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Plug-In Update Package

Postby sinan » Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:40 pm

As promised, InstallAware Software Corporation delivers native support for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 imminently after launch. Download the plug-in updater here:

http://www.installaware.com/blockspon/I ... Update.exe [single file download, 63.7 MB]

http://www.installaware.com/blockspon/I ... %20Web.exe [web based download, 1.46 MB - 63 MB]

The plug-in updater contains the following updated plug-ins:

Windows Installer: Adds support for 3.0 and 3.1.
.NET Framework: Adds support for 2.0.
JSharp Runtime: Adds support for 2.0.
MDAC: Adds support for 2.8 Service Pack 1.
MSXML: Adds support for MSXML 6.0.

You need to have InstallAware installed before you may install the updated plug-ins.

Please see the readme file shown in the plug-in installer for more information. Got any questions? Post here!

Enjoy.

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Postby sinan » Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:29 pm

A small tip for creating .NET 2.0 installers:

    1) Create a new project that installs .NET 1.1 (using either the Project Wizard or the .NET Script template)
    2) Set all your Windows Installer commands to install version 3.0 of the runtime
    3) Set all your .NET Framework commands to install version 2.0 if the framework


And you're set!

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Where exactly does one set the .Net Framework to 2.0

Postby MobileMark » Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:59 pm

Hi,

I'm sure it's simple and straight forward, but I just don't see it. I'm completely new to InstallAware so I'm open to the fact that my answer is probably staring me in the face... Btw, if I can accomplish this task, I'm buying!

I want to be able to create a single click install that allows me to intall a .NET 2.0 application along with the .NET Framework (if required). The problem: I can't figure out how to tell the program that I want to check for the 2.0 Framework.

Setup:
- I'm using the InstallAware Express trial download
- I've downloaded the plug-in updater.

Help!

Guest

Postby Guest » Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:41 pm

Ah, sorry. This works with Studio only. Although this is the second request we've had so far...I think uploading a template project that will also work with Express might make sense. Stay tuned.

Guest

Postby Guest » Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:50 pm

Hello Again

Here is a template project that you can use (and build upon):
http://www.installaware.com/dotNET2Template.zip

Just extract the archive contents and open the project in Express (or Studio, of course). This project is the equivalent of the ".NET Script" template in the New Project window in the IDE - except, it installs Windows Installer 3.0, and Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, and checks for their requirements.

If you also have the Studio edition, you can also see and customize how the setup script works.

Enjoy!

Guest

Postby Guest » Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:40 pm

Thanks!!!

Guest

Postby Guest » Wed Nov 02, 2005 12:52 pm

Okay, it doesn't seem to work. I create a simple install using this template, install it on a system that does not contain the .NET 2.0 Framework, and it does not install the framework. What am I doing wrong?

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How does .NET 2.0 Check determine update requirement

Postby MobileMark » Wed Nov 02, 2005 2:40 pm

Hi,

I've stepped through the template provided (above) and it turns out that the check for the .NET Framework is returning TRUE, even though it is not installed. I did have it installed at one point, but then uninstalled it (I had installed dotnetfx.exe manually). Is the .Net check looking for a particular registry key? Can I set it to a particular 2.0 version, such as 2.0.50727 so I can diferentiate between any of the beta builds and the release builds?

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Postby sinan » Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:49 pm

What exactly exists on the target system, that is causing detection to fail? A beta version of the framework perhaps?

The plug-in verifies the DLL version of the file mscoree.dll.

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Postby MobileMark II » Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:03 pm

Using dotnetfx.exe, I had installed the .Net 2.0 rtm (2.0.50727.42), but then I uninstalled it. If I run a msi built w/in visual studio, it does detect that I do not have the correct version of the .Net Framework and asks if I wish to install it.

When I run an install built using the template supplied in this post (via IA), the setup does not detect that I do not have the 2.0 Framework installed and then when it attempts to install my msi build using VS (which I have packaged into my InstallAware setup), it fails.

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Postby MobileMark II » Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:07 pm

Completing the picture...

As determined by 'Add or Remove Programs' on the target system, the only .NET related components that I have installed are:

Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1
Visual Studio .Net 2003

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Postby sinan » Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:38 am

Could you please check if you still have the mscoree.dll file in your Windows System directory?

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Postby MobileMark II » Fri Nov 04, 2005 6:27 pm

Yes, it was still in the Windows\\System32 directory (v2.0.50727.42).

It appears that the .NET uninstall does not remove this file.

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Postby sinan » Sat Nov 05, 2005 12:22 am

Thank you for reporting this. Is the file still there, even after a reboot pursuant to the uninstall?

If so, we will have to revise our detection algorithm.

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Postby MobileMark II » Sun Nov 06, 2005 5:18 pm

Sorry for the delayed response...

The answer to your question, is "Yes." The file remains in the Windows\\System32 directory after uninstalling the .NET 2.0 Framework (using Add or Remove Programs).

As a general note, the .NET Framework un-install does not request a reboot. Regardless, as per your request, I rebooted and the file still remains.

Any chance this is a simple fix? I'd love to be able to use IA.


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