Windows Installer Best Practices



As a first post on my shiny new blog, I thought I'd post something old!

Here is a set of Installer best practice guidelines I posted last year on the Windows Installer Team blog:


Tao of the Windows Installer

Fundamentals
Packaging
Deployment
Patching
Testing and Support
Security Considerations
As mentioned in the original posts, these were destined to be re-written as an official whitepaper by the end of last year. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. Partly that was because a lot of the information was later included here in the official Installer documentation:

Windows Installer Best Practices

The whitepaper idea isn't totally dead, but it is way down my priority list now, so if you were hanging on for it, maybe you should just switch of your PC and go and do something less boring instead.

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