Monthly Archives: October 2007

New kid on the blog

Now for Windows, too. http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/database/oracle11g/index.html Advertisements

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Any Custom Action is just self-inflicted pain

Now, Rob Mensching doesn’t like Windows Installer Custom Actions. And I’m starting to feel why. Apart from MSI custom actions with their immediate/deferred idiosyncrasy being not only a pit-of-despair but rather an abyss, there is something much more fundamentally but subtly wrong about … Continue reading

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Why I dislike .config files

http://robmensching.com/blog/archive/2007/04/19/Managed-Code-CustomActions-no-support-on-the-way-and-heres.aspx As you might know, you can’t xcopy-deploy a distributed application, unless you make your customers use the same computer and domain names, and possibly user names. Now, if you can arrange for that – alright, type ESC-q and exit in your … Continue reading

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Order AppSearch entries? Sorry, but…

It is always a relief to see someone has already fought your struggles for you: Things that seem to be impossible (or very difficult, or really bad ideas) to do with MSI Can’t specify an order for LaunchConditions or AppSearches. … Continue reading

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If your Google or Yahoo search result links open strange web sites, check for wmfhotfix.dll – it’s malware.

Yesterday I was working on a friend’s computer when clicking a link in Yahoo’s search results produced popup warnings, strange alert boxes and opened obviously rogue web sites in Internet Explorer 7. I blamed Yahoo, but the same problem affected Google. I thought … Continue reading

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