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Easy MSI: A Basic Guide to Windows Installer

Easy MSI

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Author: Robin Fischer
Publisher:
BoD Books on Demand
294 pages
published:
November 2013

Description by the author:
Dear Reader,
when I had to learn to develop MSI packages I was quite surprised how much there is to know abot the Windows Installer technology. There are many tools like InstallShield, Wise, or Windows Installer XML (WiX) and you can even use Visual Studio for that purpose. However all these tools and IDEs are actually just wrapper around the core technology - a relational database stored in a structured storage file.
This book teaches you how you can productively use free MSI editors to develop an installer for anythingthing you want - without any need to buy expensive third-party tools. Understanding how the MSI internals work will put you in a positon where you are able to create and fix any MSI package for any installation purpose.
The book is written for software developers, deployment engineers, system administrators, or anybody else who wants to learn to create installer package using the Windows Installer technology.

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A Beginners Guide to Software Deployment

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Author: Dennis B. Waldon
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
134 pages
published: August 2012

The goal of this book is to give an overview and introduction to the topic of software packaging and deployment, instead of being a detailed manual for a specific tool.

This book is also available in German language (see below).

Grundlagen der Softwareverteilung deutsch

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Autor: Dennis B. Waldon
Verlag: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 978-1481171250
130
Seiten
Erschienen: Dezember 2012

Das Buch versteht sich nicht als detaillierte Anleitung für ein bestimmtes Tool sondern will einen Überblick und Einstieg in die Thematik der Packetierung und Verteilung von Software geben. Auch der Umfang des Buches ist mit 130 Seiten erfreulich überschaubar.

Under the Microscope: Deploying and Supporting Applications on 64-bit Windows

Under the Microscope: Deploying and Supporting Applications on 64-bit Windows

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Author: Darwin Sanoy
Publisher: CSI:\>Windows
94 pages, PDF eBook
published: September 2012

Description from the publisher:
Windows 7 has made 64-bit Windows the corporate desktop standard! Windows 2008 R2 has made 64-bit the standard for Remote Desktop Services. 32-bit applications run smoothly on both of these 64-bit editions, however, there are a multitude of little gotchas when installing and maintaining them. No doubt you've run across a couple already! You can spend months discovering these trip wires yourself, or you can grab a copy of the 95 page eBook "Under the Microscope: Deploying and Supporting Applications on 64-bit Windows".

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WiX: A Developer's Guide to Windows Installer XML

WiX: A Developer's Guide to Windows Installer XML

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Author: Nick Ramirez
Publisher: Packt Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-84951-372-2
348 pages, paperback or eBook
published: October 2010

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A practical guide, this book provides step-by-step instructions for building your installer, showcasing real-world examples throughout. Its purpose is to get the professional developer building installers in no time without getting bogged down in theory. Numerous references to additional resources are provided so that curious readers can supplement the knowledge they gain here with additional details. If you are a developer and want to create installers for software targeting the Windows platform, then this book is for you. You'll be using a lot of XML so that you get accustomed to the basics of writing well-formed documents, using XML namespaces and the dos and don'ts of structuring elements and attributes. You should know your way around Visual Studio, at least enough to compile projects, add project references, and tweak project properties. No prior knowledge of Windows Installer or WiX is assumed.

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Inside Windows Installer 4.5 deutsch

Inside Windows Installer 4.5

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Erstellen und Verwalten von Installationspaketen

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Autor: Andreas Kerl
Verlag: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 978-3866454316
416
Seiten, gebunden
Erschienen: Dezember 2008

Andreas Kerl ist als Autor zum Thema Windows Installer bekannt. Neben einigen Artikeln in Fachzeitschriften hat er auch die Bücher "Inside Windows Installer" (erschienen 2003) und "Windows Installer 3.1" (erschienen 2005) verfasst. Das neue Buch “Inside Windows Installer 4.5” ist aber keine Fortschreibung des gleichen Inhalts, sondern die drei Bücher können eigenständig nebeneinander stehen.
Das Buch richtet sich an Software-Entwickler und Systemadministratoren, die bereits Grundkenntnisse zu Windows Installer besitzen, denn selbst die Einführungskapitel gehen schnell in die Tiefe und geben Einblicke “unter die Haube” der Windows Installer Technologie.
Daneben enthält das Buch auch eine Einführung in das Open Source Tool WiX (Windows Installer XML), ein Werkzeug zum Erstellen von Installationspaketen, das Microsoft auch intern einsetzt, sowie in die Deployment Tools Foundation (DTF), eine Erweiterungsbibliothek für Windows Installer, die ebenfalls aus dem Hause Microsoft stammt. Die Installations-Beispiele im Buch sind alle in WiX geschrieben. Andere (kommerzielle) Tools zum Erstellen von Installationsprogrammen werden nicht behandelt.
Das Buch erklärt die Funktionsweise von Windows Installer und wie er mit anderen Teilen des Betriebssystems zusammenarbeitet. Um nur ein paar Beispiele zu nennen:
Im Kapitel über die Benutzerkontensteuerung (UAC) wird auch die Intention dieser Neuerung in Windows Vista beleuchtet und was dabei hinter den Kulissen des Berechtigungssystems vor sich geht.
Im Kapitel über den Restart Manager erfährt man auch, wie ein Systemstart abläuft und welche Registry-Einträge in welcher Reihenfolge für Autostart-Aktionen ausgewertet werden.
Ein ausführliches Kapitel behandelt externe Benutzeroberflächen, ein Thema, das allein mit der Dokumentation von Microsoft kaum zu bewältigen ist. Der Quelltext steht – wie für alle Beispiele im Buch – als Download zur Verfügung.
Auf diese Weise vermittelt das Buch ein fundiertes Verständnis von Windows Installer im Zusammenhang mit anderen Teilen des Betriebssystems.

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The Orange Brain's Guide to AdminStudio

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2nd Edition
Author: Leslie Easter
Publisher: Orange Brain Press
ISBN: 978-0979056901
572 pages, paperback (1st edition had 476 pages)
includes CD

Description from the publisher:
The Orange Brain's Guide to AdminStudio is ideal for those just starting with AdminStudio or those wishing to hone their repackaging skills. It covers everything from getting started, repackaging, custom actions, creating transforms, upgrades, patches, using the Conflict Solver and adding your final package to the Application Catalog. It's friendly, approachable style makes it easy to understand not only repackaging, but also using and maintaining Windows Installer packages.

Outline (from 1st edition):
Introduction
Ch 1. Getting Started
Ch 2. Introduction to the Windows Operating System
Ch 3. Big Picture of AS
Ch 4. Your First Repackage
Ch 5. Windows Installer
Ch 6. Editor
Ch 7. Testing
Ch 8. System Search and Custom Actions
Ch 9. When things go wrong
Ch 10. Transforms
Ch 11. Application Manager
Ch 12. Conflict Solver
Ch 13. Patches
Ch 14. Minor Upgrades
Ch 15. Major Upgrades
Ch 16. Project and Workflow Template
Ch 17. Continuing From here

Author Information
Leslie Easter, an internationally recognized leader in software deployment, has provided consulting and training expertise to many Fortune 500 companies. His talent and enthusiasm for this field has led to numerous articles and books including Bulletproof Installs (Prentice-Hall). After graduating from University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, he spent several years at Intel s System Group in Portland Oregon before moving north to Redmond and joining the Microsoft s Windows NT 3.1 team. Mr Easter founded The Orange Brain Company in 1994.

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Windows Installer deutsch

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Windows-Software installieren und verwalten

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Autoren: Stephanie Knecht-Thurmann / Thomas Knecht
Verlag: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 3-8273-2307-X
504 Seiten, gebunden, mit 1 CD

Mit Windows Installer 3.1 werden Software-Installationen unter Windows optimal erstellt, installiert, repariert und deinstalliert. Dieses Buch, das sich sowohl an Entwickler als auch an Administratoren richtet, zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie Installationen programmieren sowie Setups automatisch verteilen und parameterisieren können. Anhand ausführlicher Praxisbeispiele wird die Repaketierung sowie das Erstellen von Transform Files erläutert. Ein Ausblick auf neue Technologien wie ClickOnce und das MS Driver Installations Framework rundet das Buch ab.

Windows Installer 3.1 deutsch

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Architektur, Troubleshooting, Patchmanagement

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Autor: Andreas Kerl
Verlag: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 3-86063-547-6
429 Seiten, gebunden

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Der Windows Installer ist ein in Windows integrierter Dienst zum Installieren und Verwalten von Anwendungen. Die Installation versetzt eine Anwendung in einen lauffähigen Zustand, die Verwaltung der Anwendung stellt sicher, dass sie in diesem Zustand verbleibt. In diesem Buch werden diese beiden Aspekte von Windows Installer im Detail betrachtet, wobei sich ein Großteil der Erläuterungen auf die neuen Funktionalitäten der Version 3.0 und 3.1 bezieht.
Zuerst zeigt das Buch die internen Abläufe im Installationsprozess auf, wodurch die notwendigen Grundlagen vermittelt werden, um effizient auf Problemsituationen reagieren zu können. Der zweite Teil dieses Buches befasst sich mit der Erweiterung des Windows Installer-Servicemodells durch die neuen Funktionalitäten von Windows Installer 3.1. Hier werden die internen Abläufe bei der Anwendung von Patches betrachtet, was die Voraussetzungen für ihren effizienten Einsatz schafft. Die Betrachtung verwandter Technologien wie des Microsoft Driver Installations Frameworks (DifX) oder des Windows Installer XML Toolsets (WiX) rundet den Inhalt des Buches ab.
Lesen Sie zu diesen Themen:
- Anatomie eines Windows Installer-Paketes
- Grundlegende Abläufe im Installationsprozess
- Entschlüsselung von Darwin-Deskriptoren
- Erweiterung der Funktionalitäten durch benutzerdefinierte Aktionen in Managed Code
- Das Microsoft Driver Installation Framework
- Anwendungsprozess bei Windows Installer-Patches
- Performanceoptimierung bei der Anwendung von Patches
- Patchsequenzen und Deinstallation von Patches
- Sicherheit und Troubleshooting

Der Autor Andreas Kerl ist Spezialist für die Windows Installer-Technologie bei Microsoft Deutschland. Er hat auch das 2003 erschienene Buch "Inside Windows Installer" verfasst.

The Administrator Shortcut Guide to Patch Management

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Author: Rod Trent
Publisher: realtimepublishers.com
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This eBook examines the critical IT challenge of patch management and its current state of affairs in the corporate network world. The eBook delivers in-depth looks at the impact of patch management on corporate security and risk management, its best practice methodologies, and the tools that are available to manage this mission-critical IT process, which is becoming both more complex and more strategic.

The Administrator Shortcut Guide to Patch Management is written by Rod Trent, managing editor of myITforum.com and Communities Editor for TechTarget, and widely acclaimed as the leading industry expert on Microsoft Systems Management Server. Mr. Trent is a Microsoft MVP for Windows Management, and author of several books and thousands of technical articles.

The Definitive Guide to Windows Installer

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Author: Phil Wilson
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1-59059-297-2
300 pages, softcover

Description from the publisher:
Virtually every book written for software developers stops when the program is complete. Unfortunately, they leave out a critical part - creating the software that installs the application, component or service you just wrote. For a company building and shipping software, the installation might be the first time the customer has seen the product or company, and the installation experience will make a lasting impression one way or the other. An unreliable installation will affect the customer's image of the overall software and company. This book covers every aspect of using the Windows Installer - the underlying installer technology in Windows.

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Phil Wilson - Phil graduated from the University of Aston, Birmingham, England, with a BSc in Chemistry but preferred computers to test tubes and eventually worked for 15 years on developing Operating Systems for Burroughs and Unisys mainframes. Phil started programming for Windows in the early 90's and has developed in MFC, ATL COM, Visual Basic, and C#. He has been involved in installation design and technology for about eight years, and became a Microsoft "Most Valuable Professional" for Windows Installer in 2003. To get away from computers, he plays and records guitar, and enjoys
camping in the California desert. Phil works for Unisys Corporation in Mission Viejo California.

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Practical Windows Installer Solutions for Building InstallShield Setup Applications

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Author: Bob Baker
Publisher: InstallShield Press
ISBN: 0-9715708-3-3
544 pages, paperback with CD-ROM

This book is out of print and no longer available. As an alternative please consider The Definitive Guide to Windows Installer by Phil Wilson.

This expert resource demonstrates proper techniques for solving key installation development challenges using InstallShield and Windows Installer. In this book, InstallShield expert Bob Baker teaches you the ins and outs of custom actions, the proper installation of plug and play device drivers, how to best handle locked-down environments, the best practices for upgrades and patches, and much more.
This book begins with a complete description of how Windows Installer is able to provide elevated privileges during an installation and continues on to present many practical solutions to your installation challenges.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Controlling Feature Selection
  • Installing COM Servers
  • Installing Windows Services
  • Installing Pure .NET Applications
  • Installing Plug and Play Device Drivers (excerpt)
  • Handling Locked-Down Environments
  • Update and Upgrade Basics
  • Patching Best Practices
  • Custom Action Basics
  • Immediate Custom Actions
  • Deferred Custom Actions (excerpt)

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The Developer Shortcut Guide to Building Installations for .NET and .NET Compact Framework Applications

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Authors: John Featherly and Olivier D'hose
Publisher: realtimepublishers.com
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This book helps readers understand the .NET Framework and describes techniques and best practices for deploying .NET and .NET Compact Framework applications. Topics that will prepare readers for application deployment include:

  • Overview of the .NET architecture
  • Working with assemblies
  • Choosing a .NET deployment option
  • Developing and Deploying applications with the .NET Compact Framework

Olivier D'hose is a Senior Program Manager for Microsoft's Operations and Technology Group. After having spent more than 7 years architecting and deploying solutions based on Microsoft technologies for major corporations around the world, Olivier has taken on the challenge of helping Microsoft deploy pre-released technologies internally. He focuses mainly on the architectural impact of .NET development on line-of-business and mobile applications.

Inside Windows Installer deutsch

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Erstellen robuster Installationspakete für den Microsoft Windows Installer

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Autor: Andreas Kerl
Verlag: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 3-86063-099-7
525 Seiten, gebunden, mit CD-ROM

Inhaltlich deckt sich das Buch teilweise mit dem Windows Installer SDK, ergänzt die Kapitel aber durch hilfreiche Anmerkungen. Da die Übersetzung sehr gut gelungen ist (man merkt, dass hier nicht irgend ein Übersetzungsbüro am Werk war, sondern jemand, der versteht, worüber er schreibt) wäre das Buch schon allein als deutsche Windows Installer Referenz wertvoll. Aber es enthält auch technische Artikel, die über den Inhalt des SDK hinaus gehen. Auf der beiliegenden CD befinden sich neben den Beispielen aus dem Buch und dem Platform SDK einige nützliche Tools (z.B. Patch-Erzeugung, automatische Updates) und benutzerdefinierte Aktionen (z.B. Anlegen einer Datenbank auf einem SQL Server). Alle Beispiele sind auch als C# und Visual Basic.NET Quelltext enthalten.

Administrator's Introduction to Application Repackaging and Software Deployment using Windows Installer

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Authors: Bob Baker and Robert Dickau
Publisher: InstallShield Press
ISBN: 0-9715708-1-7
750 pages, paperback with CD-ROM

The indispensable reference for administrators migrating to the Windows Installer service.

Quotes:

"Superb, the foundations and the details together in a well written easy read. Everyone managing Windows based desktops should read and keep this book." (Scotty McLeod, Senior Analyst, Desktop Management,  HSBC Bank, plc, on the front cover)

"This book presents a Windows Installer overview that is perfect for beginners while also detailing many advanced topics that can be used to create more sophisticated packages. This book is a must-have for anyone that creates, maintains, or deploys Windows Installer packages." (David M. Lingerfelt, Systems Engineer, Avanade Inc.)

"This book provides an in-depth introduction to the Windows Installer Service and the activities that are necessary to repackage legacy applications. Administrator's Introduction to Application Repackaging and Software Deployment using Windows Installer is focused on the administrator who has a responsibility for deployment of software in the organization. Some of the subject matter, however, will be of interest to setup developers as well. This book takes the reader though all aspects of planning and implementing a repackaging project.
This book covers the functionality of AdminStudio 3.5. However, most of the information presented in this book is valid regardless of what version of AdminStudio you are presently using or considering for use." (from the Introduction chapter)

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The Definitive Guide to Windows Installer Technology for System Administrators

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Authors: Darwin Sanoy and Jeremy Moskowitz
Publisher: realtimepublishers.com
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You hear a lot about Windows Installer (.MSI) technology, but what does it really mean for your and your organization? What's "under the hood" of a Windows Installer installation? What do you need to know to effectively migrate to the .MSI standard?

The Definitive Guide to Windows Software Deployment

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Author: Chris Long
Publisher: realtimepublishers.com
213 pages, e-book

In this guide industry expert Chris Long discusses the essentials of Windows Software Deployment including: deployment methodology, network infrastructure issues and best-of-breed installation tools. Long has 18 years of IT experience and has been a lead on a large financial firm's software deployment systems for the past 5 years.

This is a free e-book in Acrobat Reader (PDF) format.

Getting Started with InstallShield Developer and Windows Installer Setups

Getting Started with InstallShield Developer and Windows Installer Setups

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Author: Bob Baker
Publisher: InstallShield Press
ISBN: 0-9715708-0-9
950 pages, paperback with CD-ROM

This guide shows how to create setups and deploy software applications using the Microsoft Windows Installer service and the installation tool InstallShield Developer 7. Author Bob Baker is a technical trainer at InstallShield Software Corporation. He also wrote the book The Official InstallShield for Windows Installer Developer's Guide.

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The Official InstallShield for Windows Installer Developer's Guide

The Official InstallShield for Windows Installer Developer's Guide

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Author: Bob Baker
Publisher: Hungry Minds, Inc.
ISBN: 0764547232
850 pages, paperback with CD-ROM

Table of contents:

Part I - Introduction to the Windows Installer
Chapter 1 - Software Installation, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Chapter 2 - The Windows 2000 Deployment Architecture
Chapter 3 - Design and Implementation of the Windows Installer Service
Chapter 4 - Direct Creation of an MSI Package
Chapter 5 - Adding a User Interface to Our Installation

Part II - Basic Package Creation with ISWI
Chapter 6 - Overview of the ISWI Authoring Tool
Chapter 7 - Basic Installation Package Creation with ISWI
Chapter 8 - Controlling the Installation
Chapter 9 - Creating the Installation User Interface

Part III - Extending the Windows Installer Functionality
Chapter 10 - Extensibility Through Custom Actions
Chapter 11 - Creating and Using Custom Actions
Chapter 12 - The ISWI Scripting Environment
Chapter 13 - Introduction to the InstallScript Language

Part IV - Advanced Concepts
Chapter 14 - Advanced InstallScript
Chapter 15 - InstallScript and COM
Chapter 16 - Using InstallScript to Create Custom Actions
Chapter 17 - Creating and Sharing Components
Chapter 18 - The Creation and Use of Transforms

Part V - Solving Real World Problems
Chapter 19 - Localizing an Installation
Chapter 20 - Handling Updates and Upgrades of a Product

Appendixes
Appendix A - MsiExec Command Line Options
Appendix B - Summary Information Stream Reference
Appendix C - InstallScript Run-Time Architecture
Appendix D - System Reboots
Appendix E - What's on the CD-ROM

Author Bob Baker is a former Program Manager and Director of Product Support Services at InstallShield Software Corporation. He is currently a Technical Trainer for the InstallShield Professional - Windows Installer Edition product.

VB/VBA Developer's Guide to the Windows Installer

VB/VBA Developer's Guide to the Windows Installer

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Author: Mike Gunderloy
Publisher: Sybex, Inc.
ISBN: 0782127452
432 pages, paperback

This book is out of print and no longer available. As an alternative please consider The Definitive Guide to Windows Installer by Phil Wilson.

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Windows Installer Complete

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Author: Leslie Easter
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0-13-028063-1

Not available - this book has never been published. Please select one of the available books above.
This "phantom" book is listed here only for the sake of completeness. It was announced in 2000 but has never been completed and published. Despite its non-existence it is still listed on some sites, including some amazon sites.
 

 

 

 

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