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  • What's New in Version 5.2 - MSI Package Builder
    which are listed below File system changes that contain the symbol in the path are treated incorrectly during monitoring A service binary path is incorrectly detected during monitoring in case when it contains system variable placeholders The system folder definition placeholders may be incorrectly processed in specific environments Version 5 2 5 November 19 2014 Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below MSI package may be generated incorrectly when the project contains file system paths that are not rolled to system folders Possible errors during deployment of MSI packages that do not allow to complete the installation process Version 5 2 4 October 29 2014 New and improved features The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release Added an option to define custom icons for shortcuts Added an option to repackage installations launched via batch cmd and bat files Added an option to wrap installations launched via batch cmd and bat files Improved the Live Monitoring technology to allow capturing shortcuts with custom icons Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below Potential errors while decompilation of MSI packages containing external files Compatibility issues with Windows 10 Preview Version 5 2 3 October 13 2014 New and improved features The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release Improved the accuracy of live monitoring Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below The services that use the extension different from the exe are monitored incorrectly The MULTI SZ values may be incorrectly included into a resulting MSI package that leads to value applying errors during the package deployment Specific changes made to the side by side assemblies configuration under live monitoring are rendered incorrectly when deploying a resulting package Operations performed to the NTFS hard links are incorrectly captured during monitoring Version 5 2 2 September 30 2014 Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below It is impossible to install a generated MSI package when its size is greater than 2 GB Potential fatal errors while generating an MSI package Version 5 2 1 July 7 2014 New and improved features The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release Added validation of assembly files while creating and editing side by side assemblies Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below Possibly wrong detection of side by side assembly files during the monitoring process Potential error while loading icons for generated MSI packages Version 5 2 July 1 2014 Digital singing of MSI packages If you have a digital certificate you can sign the generated MSI packages The digital signing options can be configured on the application Preferences dialog and can

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  • What's New in Version 5.1 - MSI Package Builder
    allows monitoring of file system and registry permission changes applied by the monitored installation As the result installations performing permission changes can be repackaged successfully using the installation monitoring approach New and improved features The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release Improved monitoring of side by side assemblies Improved monitoring of Windows services Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below Specific keys are not removed from the registry while uninstalling a generated MSI package An MSI package cannot be generated if it is based on a project created via monitoring and containing a shortcut to a drive Version 5 1 April 23 2014 Side by side assemblies repackaging Installation packages that deploy side by side assemblies can be successfully repackaged using this version of the application Previous versions of the application reported side by side configuration errors during repackaging of such installations but now the improved installation monitoring module can repackage side by side assemblies The captured assemblies are displayed on the corresponding tab where you can review and change assemblies if required NET Framework dependency detection If the monitored installation deploys NET assemblies the application automatically detects NET Framework required for these assemblies and configures the corresponding dependency that is changed when the MSI package is deployed You can change NET Framework requirements using the corresponding option when you configure an MSI package New and improved features The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release Improved handling of shortcuts creation during the monitoring process Increased changes monitoring accuracy Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below Repackaging via monitoring does not work for

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  • What's New in Version 5.0 - MSI Package Builder
    Brand new user interface The application interface is completely reworked The new UI has a modern Ribbon based look and has been designed to simplify repackaging MSI configuration and generation tasks It features the following improvements The starting Welcome page with the list of main actions help resources and recently opened projects New data editors with the options to sort and filter the displayed data New data management dialogs with extended options Improved wizards designed to simplify the main operations Brand new monitoring system with Intellectual Assistant The Live Monitoring technology that tracks file system and registry changes has been significantly improved The new monitoring system increases the repackaging success rate by 25 according to tests The new system includes Intellectual Assistant that checks capturing results for problems and shows suggestions how to resolve them New repackaging method installation wrapping The new installation repackaging method allows wrapping one or multiple original installations into a single MSI package It can be used if the original installations support silent deployment When adding a new original installation you need to specify the location of the installation file and the command line parameters used for installation in the silent mode When the generated MSI package is installed it runs the included original installations with specified silent deployment options to install them silently The installations are deployed one by one according to the order you defined Extended and reorganized MSI generation options The application allows you to create upgradable MSI packages using the improved upgrade options which are represented in the MSI generation dialog Using them you can enable or disable upgrades and protect the MSI from downgrading Also during MSI generation you can select the supported OS where the generated MSI package can be installed The list of available OS includes the latest Windows versions including Windows 8 1 and Windows 2012 R2 The automated monitoring mode This new feature is designed to simplify the repackaging process and improve the repackaging success rate If you select the Automated Monitoring option in the Repackage Installation wizard the application automatically stops installation monitoring and generates an MSI at the right time when the monitored installation and all related processes have been completed It guarantees that the monitoring results include all required changes Multi installation repackaging You can repackage multiple installations into a single MSI package This function is supported by both the monitoring and wrapping repackaging modes You can specify multiple installations to be repackaged in the required order In the monitoring mode the specified installations are executed one by one and an MSI package is generated based on the monitoring results In the wrapping mode the specified installations are deployed silently when the MSI containing the installations is deployed Using MSI properties in project entries If required you can use the standard MSI properties in the file system and registry entries of MSI projects For example if a registry key includes the path to a file in a system folder this path can be different

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  • What's New in Version 4.5 - MSI Package Builder
    the application cannot be started due to unhandled errors Version 4 5 6 July 23 2013 New and improved features The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release Added Windows 8 as a target operating system for generated MSI packages Significantly increased file system and registry import operations performance Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below After installing the generated MSI package there is no icon for the desktop shortcut The uninstall filters may not be applied correctly after loading an existing project Version 4 5 5 May 29 2013 New and improved features The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release Improved projects loading performance Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below The Live Monitoring process cannot be started on PCs running Microsoft Windows Vista or later Windows versions The system folders included in the file system monitoring and uninstall filters may be rolled and unrolled incorrectly The appending and prepending of a registry value may not be correctly detected during an MSI package decompilation Potential errors when closing the application Version 4 5 3 December 26 2012 New and improved features The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release Added monitoring of Java installers Improved stability of MSI packages generation Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below Errors during execution of repackaged applications Temporary installation files are available in installation projects after monitoring Version 4 5 2 August 31 2012 New and improved features The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release The application now supports Microsoft Windows 8 Large MSI packages are built significantly faster Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below It is impossible to create an MSI package on PCs with only Microsoft NET Framework 4 0 installed Version 4 5 1 May 4 2012 New and improved features The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release Browse Project option for Run Actions configuration Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below The MSI package installation progress is not displayed on PCs running Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Wrong user interface elements alignment in some dialogs Version 4 5 February 2 2012 Improved custom actions Custom actions that can be executed automatically during installation and uninstallation of generated MSI packages were improved You can not only to define an action but also pass command line parameters to the executed action let MSI installer to wait for completion of the action and cancel MSI installation in case of error in the executed action You can

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  • What's New in Version 4.4 - MSI Package Builder
    the Upgrade tab of the Create MSI Package dialog now you can define if the package is an upgrade for another installation If created MSI package is an upgrade you have to specify an Upgrade GUID that should be the same as GUID of upgraded MSI installation In this case during installation MSI upgrade package will update original installation entry on computer instead of creating the new entry that s happen during the first time installation Missing links repairing Missing links may appear in the installation project on the preparation phase when captured modified files are copied to the application s projects storage If the application detects that file was modified during monitoring but it can t be copied to the projects storage because it s missing at a time of project preparation or is locked it s marked in the project as missing link To resolve the problem with missing links you can now use Repair Missing File Links action available for installation As the result application tries to copy all files marked as missing links from original location captured during monitoring to projects storage So now if you get any missing links in project you can restore missing files in original location or resolve problem with access permissions or locks and then perform Repair Missing File Links action New and improved features The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release Improved MSI decompilation process to extract and preserve general MSI information from decompiled MSI package such as installation version and manufacturer Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below Potential error while closing the application Version 4 4 3 September 30 2010 Application changes filter The Choose Processes to Filter dialog has been reworked to reduce a number of mistakes caused by wrong filter settings Now by default this dialog displays only active applications which activity can be filtered out from capturing To get an access to a list of running processes and apply filters for them you can switch the dialog to the advanced mode In the advanced mode you can filter out any active process including a system process But you need to note that in many cases system processes are responsible for a performing particular installation actions For example Windows Explorer handles shortcuts creation and if this process will be filtered out the produced MSI package will become incomplete So in typical cases it s recommended to apply filters for applications only New and improved features The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release Improved representation of the active processes on the Choose Processes to Filter dialog to include process ID icon and description Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below Help menu item disappears sometimes from the main menu Incorrect behavior of pop up menus in table views Version

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  • What's New in Version 4.3 - MSI Package Builder
    first time or significantly improved in this release Introduced feature for applying directory permissions in automatic mode according to changes performed by monitored installation Improved monitoring of services installation Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below Various problems during MSI creation on x64 operating systems Version 4 3 February 17 2010 Improved Live Monitoring Live Monitoring technology used for repackaging of existing installations was improved for correct handling of short paths to resources and better support of Windows 7 Improved monitoring engine can operate under both x86 and x64 platforms to make a repackaging of large and complex installations Default registry value editing Functionality of registry editor was extended to include an advanced editing of default values for registry keys Default key values now can be represented as values of different types and can be specified or changed using registry values editor References to system folders A good practice of MSI project creation requires transforming absolute paths in registry values into paths containing system folders It allows building platform independent MSI packages which can be successfully installed on PCs with different OS and configurations Starting from this version format of references to system folders was changed It became more unique now to prevent accidental coincidences with plain data stored in registry This improvement is targeted to resolve frequent issues with automatic installations repackaging New and improved features The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release Improved monitoring filters for Windows 7 and Windows Vista Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below Incorrect behavior of roll unroll system folders operation for registry values Incorrect monitoring of changes applied to default value of a

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  • What's New in Version 4.2 - MSI Package Builder
    some minor visual changes were made in other parts of the application Simplified monitoring workflow In previous versions monitoring process activated from the Project Wizard was completed automatically by default at the termination of monitored executable This approach doesn t allow capturing of complex installations that launch few installation processes To eliminate this limitation monitoring workflow in the Project Wizard was changed Now by default you can manage capturing directly and proceed to MSI package generation if you sure that monitored activity is complete MSI package icon Now you can configure a custom icon for generated MSI package You can specify an icon during MSI package generation on the Project Wizard Updated filters In previous versions filters was one of important but rarely used features To make the purpose of two different types of filters clearer they were renamed to Monitoring and Uninstall filters Also you can find detailed information about filters and their use cases on the configuration dialog New and improved features The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release Added ability to delete installation projects directly from the Open Project dialog Improved integrated help to provide detailed description of the interface elements and more real life examples An ICE Internal Consistency Evaluator is used to validate the generated MSI package to identify the errors in the packages being created during the generation process itself Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below MSI generation error in case of special symbols appearing in the registry data Errors on using registry import operations Incorrect work of Roll and Unroll System Folders operations in some cases Incorrect work of Copy and Paste operation with registry data Wrong enabling and disabling of some action

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  • What's New in Version 4.1 - MSI Package Builder
    shortcuts Start menu and other resources that should be installed to users profiles Persistent MSI generation settings All settings that you enter on MSI generation dialog including Manufacturer Version Support and Summary Information are now persistent It means that you need to enter them only first time during MSI generation On the next generation they will be set to previously entered values Extended permanence options for file system resources A set of permanence control options for file system resources was extended Now you can choose Auto option to set permanence flag for resource according with configured permanence filters or choose Manual option to set or remove permanence flag unconditionally Attributes configuration at files folders creation File and folder creation dialogs were improved to allow configuration of file system attributes Read Only Hidden System and Compressed when resource is added to the the installation Reduced MSI generation time New MSI generation engine allows to significantly reduce a time required for MSI generation The overall MSI generation performance was improved on 10 20 depending on the complexity of installation project Improved Service configuration dialog Service dialog was improved to split service configuration options and installation actions Now service actions located at bottom are always visible regardless what configuration tab is active Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below Wrong installation behavior if registry string value has tabulation characters Application freeze on validation sometimes when file resources are created Monitoring option of the Program Capabilities Wizard doesn t allow to work with complex installations Potential Access Violation at application closing Potential Access Violation at project closing Potential Access Violation at installation deleting Product Details Overview Advantages and Benefits Feature List What s New Testimonials Getting Started Downloads Purchase Documentation Screenshots Video Tour Requirements

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