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Detail the Background mechanism of Merge Module? | Application Packaging Questions

If there are a number of applications that require a specifically configured component, it would be possible to create a merge module that installs and configures that component. That merge module could then be added to the installation packages of … Continue reading

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Name few Merge Module tables? | Application Packaging Questions

ModuleSignature, ModuleComponents, ModuleDependency, ModuleExclusion, ModuleIgnore, ModuleSubstitution, ModuleAdminUISequence, ModuleAdminExecuteSequence, ModuleConfiguration, ModuleAdvtUISequence, ModuleAdvtExecuteSequence, ModuleInstallUISequence, ModuleInstallExecuteSequence.

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What is Merge Module? | Application Packaging Questions

Merge modules are a mechanism in Windows Installer that allows companies to prepackage and share standard component definitions. Merge modules are used to deliver shared code, files, resources, registry entries and setup logic to applications as a single compound file.

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Where System Variables and User Variables are stored in the registries? | Application Packaging Questions

System Variables: HKLM\System\Current Control Set\Control\Session Manger\Environment User Variables: HKCU\Environment

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What is Environment Variable & its types? | Application Packaging Questions

Environment Variables are the variables that are set by the Operating System & Application. System Variable (Available for all users) User Variable (Available for that particular user)

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What is File Association?

The Windows operating system recognizes file types and associates them with programs based on their file extension. A file that carries no extension or no associated program is called Orphaned.

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What is ODBC & DSN and its types? | Application Packaging Questions

ODBC means Open Database Connectivity. The purpose of ODBC is to allow the user to access data from any application. The layer between the application and the DBMS called DSN. System DSN (DSN will be available for all users) User … Continue reading

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in the MSI, which tables contain information about the service details? | Application Packaging Questions

Service Install (Service Details) Service Control (Controlling the service during Installation & Un Installation)

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Where is Service information stored? | Application Packaging Questions

Most of the Service information are stored under the windows registry hive “HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Name of the Service”

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What are Services & its types? | Application Packaging Questions

A windows service is a background process which is loaded by the Service Control Manager of the OS. Win32 Service (Win32 services are the services which is running by the executable file installed by the Application). System or Kernel Services … Continue reading

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