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GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberBrisingr Aerowing28-Feb-13 11:22 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberNicholas Marty28-Feb-13 21:43 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberBrisingr Aerowing1-Mar-13 5:17 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberBrisingr Aerowing1-Mar-13 5:21 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinprotectorPete O'Hanlon28-Feb-13 4:48 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberMarco Bertschi28-Feb-13 5:36 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinprotectorPete O'Hanlon28-Feb-13 5:37 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberMarco Bertschi28-Feb-13 5:54 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberBrainiacV1-Mar-13 4:55 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmvpDave Kreskowiak28-Feb-13 4:48 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberGary Wheeler28-Feb-13 7:38 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberClark Kent12328-Feb-13 10:39 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberJMBeyer1-Mar-13 4:12 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberStandsWithADodecahedron1-Mar-13 4:39 
I worked as an install developer for over four years for a large shop--yes,I actually spent 8+ hrs/day doing nothing but install dev. Because I now work for a small company w/many small projects, I made heavy use of the VS Setup template because it was quick and easy. When I ran into the sun-setting of Setup templates, I did a systematic search for a 3rd-party installer. While I did find several products that would have worked, the best value for me was Advanced Installer by Caphyon. The Pro version is just $299, it's easy to use, it works, and the vendor publishes frequent updates with fixes and enhancements. They also have bigger dollar versions in case I ever need it, and a free version. I was able to do things like consolidate 32- and 64-bit installs into a single installer, easily install two windows services (I wrote in VB.NET) in a single installer, specify pre- and post-build actions just like in VS build, and launch my install builds from the cmd line using VS post-build actions. It's not the Holy Grail, but worth every penny. And no, I don't work for Caphyon. Hope this helps.
RantRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. Pinmembergrgran1-Mar-13 7:50 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberCDP180228-Feb-13 4:51 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberPualee28-Feb-13 5:17 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberCDP180228-Feb-13 5:36 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberBrainiacV1-Mar-13 5:02 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberBobJanova28-Feb-13 4:55 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberObliterator28-Feb-13 7:08 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberObliterator28-Feb-13 7:03 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberRavi Bhavnani28-Feb-13 12:46 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. Pinmemberdazfuller28-Feb-13 21:39 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberJaggernaut28-Feb-13 22:42 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberJimBob SquarePants1-Mar-13 0:42 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberMehGerbil1-Mar-13 3:07 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberMember 92006211-Mar-13 4:32 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberCodeBubba1-Mar-13 4:35 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberMehGerbil1-Mar-13 4:58 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberCodeBubba1-Mar-13 6:01 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. Pinmemberkeozcigisoft1-Mar-13 6:05 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberPetr Abdulin1-Mar-13 6:07 
GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. PinmemberMainFrameMan_ALIVE_AND_WELL$$1-Mar-13 7:14 
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GeneralWhich Was Nice... PinmemberNagy Vilmos28-Feb-13 4:01 
GeneralRe: Which Was Nice... PinmvpOriginalGriff28-Feb-13 4:09 
GeneralRe: Which Was Nice... PinmemberNagy Vilmos28-Feb-13 4:19 
GeneralRe: Which Was Nice... PinadminChris Maunder28-Feb-13 4:21 
GeneralRe: Which Was Nice... PinmemberNagy Vilmos28-Feb-13 4:26 
GeneralRe: Which Was Nice... PinmemberForogar28-Feb-13 4:50 
GeneralRe: Which Was Nice... PinmemberNagy Vilmos28-Feb-13 4:58 
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