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InstallAnywhere Triage and Preliminary Troubleshooting

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Providing the necessary information to allow a Support Engineer to begin troubleshooting your issue is one of the best ways to avoid delays. This article discusses what type of information to include and how to gather it when submitting an InstallA...
by Community Manager tony_flexera Community Manager

Supported Java Virtual Machines for each Version of InstallAnywhere

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SummaryThis article shows the supported Java virtual machines for different versions of InstallAnywhereSynopsisThe following is a listing of Java virtual machines that are supported by InstallAnywhere organized by each version.Note: InstallAnywhere-g...
by Flexera tphamda Flexera

Enumerating InstallAnywhere Variables at Run Time Using Custom Code Action

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SummaryThis article shows how one can enumerate InstallAnywhere Variables using a custom code at runtime.SynopsisInstallAnywhere variables are used to store data that are used by many standard actions, and this data can be shared between actions in a...
by Flexera sunshine Flexera

Using a buildproperties.properties File

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SummaryInformation on how to use a buildproperties.properties file for building installersSynopsisYou can use a buildproperties.properties file to build installers for a project. To do this, pass the ?p argument with the path and name of the buildpro...
by Flexera tphamda Flexera

How to use Source Paths to allow sharing the same project file on different machines

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SummaryThis articles goes over how to use Source Paths to allow sharing project files in different environmentsSynopsisYou can use source paths to reference file resources using variable paths instead of absolute paths. If you move your project and s...
by Flexera tphamda Flexera

Localizing Custom Code

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SummaryHow to localize custom code actions, panels, and consoles.SynopsisThis article explains how to internationalize custom code actions, panels, and consoles.DiscussionThe InstallAnywhere API provides a simple means for localizing custom code acti...
by Flexera tphamda Flexera

InstallAnywhere 2014 and Later Build Fails With Build Error Unknown Error Creating Mac OS X Web Installer When Trying To Bundle Java 6

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SummaryThis article discusses how to handle a InstallAnywhere 2014 and later build failure with build error Unknown error creating Mac OS X Web installer when bundling Java 6.SymptomsThe build process fails with the following build error: <Platform...
by Flexera Flexera_Ian Flexera

Why IAClasses.zip Should Not Be Included as a Dependency in InstallAnywhere Projects

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SummaryThis article discusses why IAClasses.zip should not to be in the dependencies of a project.SynopsisThis article discusses why IAClasses.zip should not to be in the dependencies of a project.DiscussionAll of the elements which are present in IA...
by Flexera asalgia Flexera

Unable to Update Installer's EXE File Properties

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SummaryThis article discusses InstallAnywhere's limitation on modifying the details for a Windows Installer's exe propertiesSymptomsWhen a Windows target installer is built, the installer's property values are hardcoded and cannot be customized in In...
by Flexera tphamda Flexera

Could not find a valid Java virtual machine to load error

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SummaryInformation on the the LaunchAnywhere Error: Could not find a valid Java virtual machine to loadSymptomsWhen running an installer, the following LaunchAnywhere error may be displayed during launch time: Could not find a valid Java virtual mac...
by Flexera tphamda Flexera

Invalid unzip command found error message at install time on Linux or Solaris

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SummaryThis article discusses the "unzip: not found" and "Invalid unzip command found" error messages when installing to a Linux or Solaris machineSymptomsWhen running an installer targeted for Linux or Solaris, the following errors appear during lau...
by Flexera tphamda Flexera

Build Warning "invalid entry size (expected <size> but got <size> bytes)"

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SummaryThis article discusses the "invalid entry size" build warning that occurs when building on the command line.SymptomsIf your project contains a "Create LaunchAnywhere for Java Application" action, a non-Windows build target has been selected to...
by Flexera tphamda Flexera

InstallAnywhere Professional vs Premier

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SummaryThis article explains the additional features in the Premier Editions of InstallAnywhere as compared to the Professional Edition.SynopsisInstallAnywhere is available in two different editions: InstallAnywhere Premier EditionInstallAnywhere Pro...
by Flexera tphamda Flexera

Digitally Sign Installed LaunchAnywhere Launchers

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SummaryThis article describes how to digitally sign the LaunchAnywhere launchers installed by InstallAnywhere on Windows. After digitally signing the launchers, the Publish field of the UAC prompt will be populated rather than referencing an ?Unknown...
by Community Manager acurry Community Manager

How to Capture Debug Output for Uninstallers

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SummaryInformation on capturing debug output for uninstallersSynopsisThis article provides information on how to capture debug output for uninstallers post-development.DiscussionTo capture the debug output from Windows or UNIX/Linux uninstallers Afte...
by Flexera tphamda Flexera