Visual Studio Setup

Installation and containerization of the Visual Studio family of products

Windows Installer Errors 2738 and 2739 with Script Custom Actions

Windows Script custom actions should be avoided. They are difficult to debug, get blocked by virus scanners, and are far more susceptible to machine state than native custom actions. That is indicated by Windows Installer error messages 2738 and 2739, which read: As some people have found, re-registering the runtime libraries vbscript.dll ...

WiX Extension for PowerShell Snap-ins

To write an installer for your PowerShell snap-in, the PowerShell documentation instructs you to extend the PSSnapIn or CustomPSSnapIn class. When you add your snap-in assembly to the Custom Action view in a Windows Installer Project in Visual Studio, the InstallerClass property should be set to True and your installer class will be run when ...

Patch Families Can Only Ever Grow

Peter Marcu has begun talking about new functionality added into WiX 3.0 that he's been working on a lot. One of the specific features is filtering by patch families. Based on a concept Office has used internally, patch families in this case are a set of resources that must be in a patch, and that patch can only be superseded by another patch ...

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