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EMCO MSI Package Builder - What's New in Version 6.1

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 6.1.10 (September 18, 2017)

New and improved features

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

  • Improved the performance of deploying large MSI packages generated with the program

Resolved issues

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

  • Specific registry changes from the generated MSI packages may not be correctly applied on Windows 8 and later due to access denied errors
  • Possible problems when uninstalling MSI packages containing lots of changes to file system and registry objects permissions in specific environments
  • Possible problems with packages using Smart All Users Mode that are deployed by GPO or under the System account

Version 6.1.8 (May 12, 2017)

Virtual service accounts

The virtual service accounts are now supported by the Live Monitoring technology, so you can repackage EXE installations that use virtual service accounts.

New and improved features

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

  • The accuracy of registry changes handling when monitoring existing installations is increased

Resolved issues

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

  • The monitoring results might be incorrect if the monitored installation deletes or renames registry keys
  • The amount of free disk space required for building MSI package might be calculated incorrectly

Version 6.1.7 (April 6, 2017)

New and improved features

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

  • Improved the accuracy of .NET assemblies handling during installations repackaging

Resolved issues

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

  • Potential errors during MSI package installation containing .NET assemblies

Version 6.1.6 (February 28, 2017)

Resolved issues

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

  • Possible repackaging errors when running the program on computers with Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update installed
  • MSI packages used to deploy printers cannot to be installed on systems without default printer selected

Version 6.1.5 (February 20, 2017)

New and improved features

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

  • Improved abilities of importing MSI packages produced by other tools than MSI Package Builder

Resolved issues

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

  • A wrong working directory is set for shortcuts when importing MSI packages

Version 6.1.4 (October 10, 2016)

Resolved issues

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

  • Possible critical error leading to application failure when working with projects with extremely large sets of changes

Version 6.1.3 (September 28, 2016)

New and improved features

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

  • Significantly improved generation performance for MSI packages containing large sets of changes to drivers, printers and resource permissions configuration

Resolved issues

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

  • The drivers used by MSI Package Builder for repackaging via Live Monitoring module could not be loaded on Machines running a clean install of Microsoft Windows 10 Build 1607 with the Secure Boot option enabled in UEFI BIOS
  • The Delete operation for Basic Drivers is ignored when installing an MSI package

Version 6.1.2 (September 21, 2016)

New and improved features

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

  • The set of available system folders is expanded with the following folder definition placeholders: CurrentUserProfileFolder, UserProfilesFolder and CommonDocumentsFolder

Resolved issues

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

  • The shortcut working directory is incorrectly specified while generating MSI packages in specific cases
  • Some installations that are performing changes to specific folders are repackaged incorrectly

Version 6.1.1 (July 25, 2016)

New and improved features

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

  • Microsoft Windows 10 operating system is added to the list of target operating systems in the resulting MSI package configuration

Resolved issues

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

  • Potentially incorrect drivers installations process on PCs running Microsoft Windows 7 and above

Version 6.1 (June 2, 2016)

Printer drivers repackaging

The program allows repackaging of installations that perform changes to printing system configuration. Now the changes to printers, printer drivers, print monitors, print processors and printer ports are captured during monitoring and included into the generated MSI packages, so you can successfully repackage of complex installations that modify printing system configuration. The captured changes are displayed in the Printers section of an MSI project.

Printer configuration editors

The new Printers section of an MSI project allows you to review the captured printing system configuration changes, edit them or add new changes manually. The program open different visual editors depending on the type of the created or modified change, so you can edit printing changes quickly and easily.

New and improved features

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

  • Added the option to specify the target environment for the driver package
  • Improved the accuracy of gathering changes during the live monitoring process

Resolved issues

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

  • It is impossible to deploy .NET assemblies with the same name but for different common language runtime
  • Incorrect deployment of printer drivers that are monitored as driver packages
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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