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MSI 4.5 Released

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Stefan Krueger

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 07:18

Today TechEd North America started, and many companies use TechEd to announce new products and releases. So here's the first announcement that caught my attention:

Windows Installer 4.5 has been released

Version 4.5 of the MSI engine brings new features such as
  • Multi-Package Transactions that enable developers to seamlessly chain multiple Windows Installer packages
  • Embedded Custom UI, so a setup.exe launcher is no longer required as had been the case with the "external UI" functionality
  • Patch Uninstall Custom Actions
and several other enhancements.

While MSI 4.0 was only available for (and as part of) Windows Vista, the MSI 4.5 runtime can be redistributed to Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP1, or above.

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