Monthly Archives: April 2009

Defining Windows Installer Custom Actions

The Windows Installer provides a large amount of built-in functionality for handling most common installation tasks. Such functionality is accessible via a host of database tables as described Windows Installer Database Reference on MSDN. Although the built-in functionality is quite … Continue reading

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Summary of Product Configuration Management Patterns

This is the final post in a series related to product configuration management (PCM) patterns. The earlier posts covered a variety of different PCM patterns including the following: Code-Time PCM Pattern Build-Time PCM Pattern Release-Time PCM Pattern Install-Time PCM Pattern … Continue reading

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Run-Time Product Configuration Management Pattern

This post is a continuation of a series related to product configuration management (PCM) patterns. Here, I discuss the implementation, features and drawbacks of the run-time PCM pattern. With this PCM pattern, a single installation of a product release can … Continue reading

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