Visual Studio Setup

Installation and containerization of the Visual Studio family of products

KB928365 for MS07-040 Leaves Some Managed Applications Sluggish

After installing Security Update KB928365 for the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 to fix MS07-040, some users are noticing some managed applications - especially those developed using the Windows Presentation Framework (WPF) - are running sluggish.The apparent problem is that native images, which are assemblies already compiled to native code, do...

Installing to TARGETDIR

The TARGETDIR property, paired with the SourceDir property in the Directory table, determines the root directory into which all files are copied unless otherwise located. During an administrative installation when all files are extracted the TARGETDIR, this is the only root directory on the file system. The directory structure in the Directory...

Immediate Custom Actions Always Impersonate

Windows Installer is a client/server application. When you install a package using msiexec.exe - which is executed by default in response to shell verbs such as Install - or APIs like MsiInstallProduct the package is initially processed under the user's credentials. This means, of course, that in over-the-shoulder elevation when administrative...

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