Windows Installer Policy – User Windows installer user policy settings can be found in the registry under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer Or managed in GPO under User Configuration>Policies>Administrative Templates>Windows Components>Windows Installer   User Group Policy Management   This table contains a description of what each value / setting controls from the image above. Value name Value data types … Continued

Windows Installer Features and Components Features and components are the 2 main organisational sets used in a windows installer to categorize all software data installation data such as files, registry, components, shortcuts, INI, xml and file type association information. Feature component View   Features MSI authors use features to divide application features into separate containers … Continued

Windows Installer MSI theory Windows Installer is a software deployment technology that goes well beyond installation of a single application. Windows installer native installed software supports full application sociability with other natively installed applications and operating system dependencies, unlike application virtualisation technologies.   Base Windows Installer MSI .MSI file contains an internal database which holds … Continued

Native EXE installers Native EXE software installers (or setup.exe) are still provided by some vendors as operating system agnostic delivery mechanism for software. An example of this is the Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) for example Oracle versions 9,10,1, which are designed to be executed on both Windows and Unix operating systems. Vendor native EXE installers … Continued

Every business admin responsible for a company’s digital data should have a backup. Backup is king and when the day comes that ….. hits the fan, you will be the HERO! One of the timeless rules that can address any failure scenario is called the 3-2-1 backup rule. The 3-2-1 rule became a popular concept thanks … Continued

Feb 2017 One of the hassles of managing a corporate software catalog is the array of security updates from vendor applications or the dependency framework software they rely on. We’d like to help out by keeping you up to date about some of the main ones that may be of interest. Check them out below. … Continued