Getting started with windows-installer


This section provides an overview of what windows-installer is, and why a developer might want to use it.

It should also mention any large subjects within windows-installer, and link out to the related topics. Since the Documentation for windows-installer is new, you may need to create initial versions of those related topics.

Installing and configuring Windows installer

Detailed instructions on getting windows-installer set up or installed.

Basic concepts

Explains how the Windows installer works, what MSI packages are, what merge modules are, how and why transforms can be used and finally commandline options for MSIEXEC.

Describes the tools being provided by Microsoft (and 3rd party authoring tools such as InstallShield, Advanced Installer, Wise Package Studio, WiX Toolset or MSI2XML - XML2MSI), and looks inside the components of an MSI package.

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