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Dotnetinstaller: Customization of Installation failed messages

Dear All, I have 2 msis as part of my 2.0 bootstrapper. Whenever the installation fails for whatever reason, I am gettting "Failed to install "component"". I want to show the exact error message...

Id #10450 | Release: None | Updated: Apr 3, 2013 at 5:25 PM by dblock | Created: Apr 3, 2013 at 4:10 PM by SDG

After uninstall of old version, the new installer appears in the back

I have the following issue with a program i'm working on. When i'm making an upgrade from the previous version of the program to the current one, after the installer uninstalled the old version, th...

Id #10449 | Release: None | Updated: Aug 28, 2012 at 3:53 PM by dblock | Created: Aug 28, 2012 at 3:22 PM by cata_1290

Windows Server 8 support

Add Windows Server 8 support. See the discussion:

Id #10448 | Release: None | Updated: Apr 17, 2012 at 12:21 PM by dblock | Created: Apr 17, 2012 at 9:20 AM by cristianG

htmlInstaller does not populate user-defined edit values

When using an <input type="text"> element in an HTML page, htmlInstaller does not populate values so they can be used by components. The sample configuration.xml has an element <input type="text"...

Id #10447 | Release: None | Updated: Jun 19, 2012 at 1:10 AM by jennings | Created: Mar 27, 2012 at 12:26 AM by jennings

UI Level: Basic is Automatically Rebooting Regardless

I am using dotNetInstaller to install prerequisites for an MSI using WiX. It's a great tool and it is doing exactly what I want it to do. The only problem is when I set it up at UI Level: Basic an...

Id #10446 | Release: None | Updated: Aug 21, 2012 at 9:55 PM by dblock | Created: Feb 28, 2012 at 9:47 AM by Folive

UI displayed briefly if auto_close_if_install set

The UI will be displayed briefly if auto_close_if_install=true and there isn't anything to install. This is due to an incorrect fix to issue 8143 - "Full UI not displayed after reboot". The code to...

Id #10280 | Release: None | Updated: Feb 1, 2012 at 11:20 PM by nsleightholm | Created: Feb 1, 2012 at 7:13 PM by nsleightholm

Run key not deleted on restart

If dni is not set to run elevated, it does a reboot and then detects all installs are complete it does not delete the Run key and will keep restarting the install on every restart. This happens bec...

Id #10270 | Release: 2.0 | Updated: Feb 1, 2012 at 5:55 PM by nsleightholm | Created: Jan 31, 2012 at 9:06 PM by nsleightholm

Replace CreateProcess with ShellExecuteEx

One of the issues with CreateProcess is that it does not handle UAC properly; if you try to run an exe that has requiresAdministrator level in its manifest, CreateProcess will just fail. Using She...

Id #10269 | Release: None | Updated: Jul 5, 2012 at 12:25 AM by baSSiLL | Created: Jan 31, 2012 at 3:10 PM by dblock

"Illegal characters in path" when running installLinker.exe

Hi, When execute the following command: "Z:\Code\myapp\ie_addon\src\Installer\Tools\dotNetInstaller 2.0\installerLinker.exe" /Output:"Z:\Code\myapp\ie_addon\src\Installer\bin\Debug\myappSetup.exe...

Id #10264 | Release: None | Updated: Feb 2, 2012 at 6:47 AM by icnocop | Created: Jan 30, 2012 at 4:34 PM by dblock

DNI fails to run if registry entry exists in the RUN key

DNI attempts to open the registry RUN key just after launch. The registry value it is trying to open is the name of the DNI file. For example: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentV...

Id #10216 | Release: None | Updated: Jan 31, 2012 at 9:03 PM by nsleightholm | Created: Jan 23, 2012 at 10:08 PM by will_514