What's New in Version 7

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Version 7.3.1

February 5, 2019

New and improved features

  • File types association is now supported in scope of generated MSIX/AppX packages deployment
  • Live monitoring technology filters accuracy is increased

Resolved issues

  • It is impossible to launch applications repackaged to MSIX/AppX on x86 platforms
  • Incorrect location for modal dialogs displayed by MSI Package Builder when run on PCs with multiple displays

Version 7.3

December 14, 2018

MSIX/AppX packages generation

The program now supports generation of MSIX and AppX packages. MSIX is a new installation packaging format introduced in Windows 10. MSIX is the evolution of AppX packaging format designed to distribute apps from Windows Store.

The Architect edition of the program allows generating of MSIX and AppX packages. You can repackage existing installations into MSIX/AppX or generate packages in these formats using the existing installation projects. The program automatically generates MSIX or AppX packages depending on the selected target platform. MSIX packages are created for Windows versions supporting MSIX, for earlier versions AppX packages are generated.

MSIX/AppX packages generation

Digital signing of MSI/App-V/MSIX/AppX

The program allows signing the generated MSI, App-C, MSIX and AppX packages. You can specify a digital certificate used for signing in program's Preferences. Alternatively you can use a self-signed digital certificate generated automatically by the program to sign the generated packages.

Digital signing of MSI/App-V/MSIX/AppX

New and improved features

  • RFC 3161-compliant timestamps are supported. They are used for digital signing of the generated packages.

Resolved issues

  • It is not possible to install MSI packages on specific environments when the package contains REG_NONE value in changes applied to registry
  • The registry values having the '/' trailing character are rolled incorrectly

Version 7.2.2

November 7, 2018

New and improved features

  • Monitoring registry changes accuracy is increased when running on Microsoft Windows Vista and later

Resolved issues

  • Problems with activation of the program in specific environments

Version 7.2.1

August 1, 2018

New and improved features

  • It is now possible to collect permissions from imported file system elements
  • The changes to REG_NONE registry values are now detected by the monitoring system

Resolved issues

  • The folder added for deletion is not deleted if it contains other folders
  • Possible deployment problems with packages containing files larger than 2 GB

Version 7.2

June 18, 2018

Improved repackaging of printer drivers

The program includes improvements that helps to repackage printer drivers and allows monitoring of printer driver settings. The captured printer driver changes are displayed in the program and can be modified, if required.

Improved repackaging of printer drivers

New and improved features

  • Improved repackaging of drivers and their settings

Resolved issues

  • Possible the Access Violation error when modifying the installation project
  • Some controls are incorrectly painted when disabled

Version 7.1

April 17, 2018

DIFx driver packages support

The program provides complete support of DIFx driver packages. These packages can be repackaged automatically by the program and the captured entries can be edited in UI, if required.

DIFx driver packages support

Deploy of multiple drivers from a single package

The program now supports deployment of multiple drivers from a single driver package. The driver packages can be repackaged by the program. You can edit the captured entries and properties in UI, if required.

Deploy of multiple drivers from a single package

New and improved features

  • The monitoring of .NET services deployment and reconfiguration is improved
  • The accuracy of drivers deployment monitoring is increased

Resolved issues

  • The x86 printer drivers are missing in a deployment package when monitored on x64 platform
  • Unnecessary empty registry keys might be created after monitoring specific installation packages

Version 7.0.2

January 29, 2018

Resolved issues

  • Inappropriate prompt for restarting the underlying operating system is displayed before the wrapped packages installation is complete
  • Possible errors when installing specific wrapped packages with large files
  • Incorrect handling of custom actions during MSI packages deployment in specific circumstances that may lead to errors

Version 7.0.1

November 15, 2017

Resolved issues

  • The MSI generation fails in specific cases when repackaging installations with a large number of files
  • The overridden support information is used when generating MSI packages when overriding is not enabled in the installation project

Version 7.0

November 2, 2017

App-V packages generation by the new Architect edition

The new Architect edition, in addition to installation repackaging and MSI generation features, allows you to create Microsoft App-V packages. Using this edition, you can repackage installations into MSI and App-V packages depending on your needs.

App-V packages generation by the new Architect edition

Configuring permissions for resources

Now you can open properties of the installation resources, including files, folders, registry keys, etc., and specify permissions to be set for those resources when the generated package is deployed. The program automatically tracks permission changes applied by a repackaged installation and sets corresponding permissions in the project, but now you can also see and modify those permissions in the visual editor, if required, or add custom permissions.

Configuring permissions for resources

Monitoring of pin/unpin settings in Windows Task and Start Menu

The monitoring technology can now detect pinning applications to or unpinning them from the Windows Task Bar or the Start Menu and create corresponding custom actions in the installation project. Those actions can also be modified and created manually in the visual editor.

Monitoring of pin/unpin settings in Windows Task and Start Menu

Monitoring of Software Assets Management licenses

Both the Enterprise and Architect editions of the program allow capturing Software Assets Management (SAM) licenses during repackaging. This feature is required to repackage licensed software that stores licenses in the SAM store. SAM licenses are captured during repackaging automatically and can also be added and modified manually in the visual editor.

New and improved features

  • Significantly improved monitoring accuracy, including shortcuts monitoring, short file names support, driver installation, etc.
  • Added an option to specify the required execution context for pre & post actions and wrapped packages, which allows to suppress unnecessary UAC prompts
  • Files exceeding 2 GB can now be included into generated deployment packages
  • Different project types are now used to generate regular deployment packages and those using wrapping options
  • Additional files for wrapped packages are now displayed in a tree structure