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 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