Monthly Archives: April 2010

The INSTALLSHAREDWOWDIR command line value is not valid.

I should rename this space to “Mutterings on Software Engineering”. Here comes another one. Yeah, I know. Apparently it is the INSTALLSHAREDDIR value that is not valid. What a great coincidence that I can’t change it. Web Platform Installer to … Continue reading

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The registry is not an API

Disclaimer: I love the [Windows] registry. But folks correctly point out that the registry is not an API. It fails to provide reliable semantics and is void of any kind of regulation, guidance and mostly governed by a set of … Continue reading

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