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EMCO MSI Package Builder - What's New in Version 5.1

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 5.1.3 (May 30, 2014)

New and improved features

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

  • The QWORD registry values are supported both in repackaging via monitoring and manual specification of registry changes

Resolved issues

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

  • Specific DWORD values are incorrectly processed while importing registry changes
  • The additional # symbol is mistakenly added to the registry values starting with this symbol
  • The operation to be performed to the registry key is incorrectly extracted from an MSI package during decompilation

Version 5.1.1 (May 21, 2014)

Permissions monitoring

The application allows monitoring of file system and registry permission changes, applied by the monitored installation. As the result, installations performing permission changes can be repackaged successfully using the installation monitoring approach.

New and improved features

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

  • Improved monitoring of side-by-side assemblies
  • Improved monitoring of Windows services

Resolved issues

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

  • Specific keys are not removed from the registry while uninstalling a generated MSI package
  • An MSI package cannot be generated if it is based on a project created via monitoring and containing a shortcut to a drive

Version 5.1 (April 23, 2014)

Side-by-side assemblies repackaging

Installation packages that deploy side-by-side assemblies can be successfully repackaged using this version of the application. Previous versions of the application reported side-by-side configuration errors during repackaging of such installations, but now the improved installation monitoring module can repackage side-by-side assemblies. The captured assemblies are displayed on the corresponding tab where you can review and change assemblies, if required.

.NET Framework dependency detection

If the monitored installation deploys .NET assemblies, the application automatically detects .NET Framework required for these assemblies and configures the corresponding dependency that is changed when the MSI package is deployed. You can change .NET Framework requirements using the corresponding option when you configure an MSI package.

New and improved features

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

  • Improved handling of shortcuts creation during the monitoring process
  • Increased changes monitoring accuracy

Resolved issues

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

  • Repackaging via monitoring does not work for the packages that install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable
  • Specific files required by the installed software package may be mistakenly skipped while monitoring performed changes
  • The Show in Windows Programs and Features option does not work for specific installation packages
  • Specific shortcuts may become invalid after rolling system folders
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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