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Automatically set INSTALLDIR to the same value for base version and major upgrade

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1. Create a base version with the custom action "SetARPINSTALLLOCATION" (refer to the project settings in the screenshot and alter InstallExec Condition based on your product needs). Note: The custom action created in the base version will help in ...
by Flexera Vittal Flexera

HOW TO: Stop a Windows Service from Starting Automatically During Install

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Symptoms A Windows service keeps starting automatically during install. Most likely, an Install Start service control event has been configured in the project. Project Type Basic MSIInstallScript MSI Solution See very quick, attached, 30-second scree...
by Revenera Revenera_Ian Revenera

"Hint Text in Edit Control" in InstallScript MSI Project

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Synopsis: Though there is no built-in tooltip support for InstallScript or InstallScript MSI projects, the project can be customized by writing tooltip functionality as described in the official Microsoft documentation at this link:https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/controls/create-a-tooltip-for-a-control...
by vjayaraman Flexera Alumni