Visual Studio Setup

Installation and containerization of the Visual Studio family of products

Hotfix Published for KB925336

When installing Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1, users may see an error that reads, Error 1718.File D:WINDOWSInstaller50baad.msp was rejected by digital signature policy. I've published instructions to work around this issue using either the Management Console snap-in or the registry, the latter including a sample batch script to automate VS...

Custom Action Guidelines

Rob Mensching, father of Windows Installer XML (WiX), blogs about why managed custom actions are a bad idea. Aaron Stebner follows up by saying (and has said before): How do you know what's natively supported? Those who know me already know what I'm going to say: read the docs. The Windows Installer SDK has some information if you look for it...

Windows Installer PowerShell Extensions 1.0 Beta Released

I have released Windows Installer PowerShell Extensions 1.0 beta, complete with an installer package. I have also added a couple of cmdlets, and format and type configurations for a good out-of-the-box experience when using the cmdlets Get-MSIProductInfo, Get-MSIPatchInfo, and Get-MSIRelatedProductInfo. When I introduced PSMSI, you had to ...

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