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EMCO MSI Package Builder - What's New in Version 4.3

Below you can find a list of the latest product releases. Click on the release version to see what new features, improvements and bug-fixes appeared in a particular release.
 Release: 6.1 | 6.0 | 5.2 | 5.1 | 5.0 | 4.5 | 4.4 | 4.3 | 4.2 | 4.1 | 4.0 | 3.3 | 3.2 | 3.1
Please note that the list of versions only contains the versions defined as major updates. Changes from minor and bug-fix releases are represented here as changes to the corresponding major update versions that include those changes.

Version 4.3.1 (March 16, 2010)

MSI packages with a size over 2 Gb

According to specification, MSI file size is limited to 2 Gb, but installation content can be stored in external CAB files to eliminate this limitation. Starting from this version, the application supports creation of large MSI packages with a size over 2 Gb. If installation size exceeds 2 Gb limit, one or multiple external CAB files are created automatically together with the main MSI file.

New and improved features

The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release:

  • Introduced feature for applying directory permissions in automatic mode according to changes performed by monitored installation.
  • Improved monitoring of services installation

Resolved issues

This release resolves a number of issues, the most important of which are listed below:

  • Various problems during MSI creation on x64 operating systems

Version 4.3 (February 17, 2010)

Improved Live Monitoring

Live Monitoring technology, used for repackaging of existing installations, was improved for correct handling of short paths to resources and better support of Windows 7. Improved monitoring engine can operate under both x86 and x64 platforms to make a repackaging of large and complex installations.

Default registry value editing

Functionality of registry editor was extended to include an advanced editing of default values for registry keys. Default key values now can be represented as values of different types and can be specified or changed using registry values editor.

References to system folders

A good practice of MSI project creation requires transforming absolute paths in registry values into paths containing system folders. It allows building platform-independent MSI packages, which can be successfully installed on PCs with different OS and configurations. Starting from this version format of references to system folders was changed. It became more unique now to prevent accidental coincidences with plain data stored in registry. This improvement is targeted to resolve frequent issues with automatic installations repackaging.

New and improved features

The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release:

  • Improved monitoring filters for Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

Resolved issues

This release resolves a number of issues, the most important of which are listed below:

  • Incorrect behavior of roll/unroll system folders operation for registry values
  • Incorrect monitoring of changes, applied to default value of a registry key
  • Possible errors while working with environment variables
  • Various errors during an MSI package decompilation
  • Impossible to create a shortcut as a child of WindowsVolume
Product Facts

Did you know that MSI Package Builder uses innovation technology that allows capturing installation data on the fly?

Did you know that 'Live Monitoring' technology has an extremely capture performance because based on Kernel Mode Drivers instead of comparing huge volumes of data?

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