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GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. Pin
Pete O'Hanlon28-Feb-13 4:37
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GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. Pin
Marco Bertschi28-Feb-13 4:54
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BrainiacV1-Mar-13 3:55
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GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. Pin
Dave Kreskowiak28-Feb-13 3:48
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Gary Wheeler28-Feb-13 6:38
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Clark Kent12328-Feb-13 9:39
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JMBeyer1-Mar-13 3:12
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GeneralRe: I'm still angry with Microsoft. Pin
StandsWithADodecahedron1-Mar-13 3:39
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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.
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