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Windows Installer 4.5 Out Now

This is a minor update to Windows Installer 4.0 which was released some 7 months back however comes with new and improved features that addresses some of the issues in Windows Installer 4.0 like missing SeBackupPrivilege user right and case-sensitive service name comparisons. It is backward compatible with Windows Installer 4.0, Windows Installer 3.x and Windows Installer 2.0.

Some highlights on the improvements:

  • Multiple package transaction
  • Embedded UI handler
  • Embedded chainer
  • Update supersedence resiliency
  • Shared component patching resiliency during uninstall
  • Custom action execution on update uninstall

Read more about it: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942288 




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