Install Time™ Help - Summary Information


Summary Information page is where an installation author can configure summary information for the installation such as contact detail and the minimum required Windows Installer version

What is in this section

  • Title
  • Comments
  • Subject
  • Author
  • Key Words
  • Platform
  • Languages
  • Required Windows Installer Version
  • Package Code
  • Create UAC-Compiant installation

Title

The Title Summary property briefly describes the type of the installer package. Phrases such as "Installation Database" or "Transform" or "Patch" may be used for this property.

Comments

The Comments Summary property conveys the general purpose of the installation package, transform, or patch package. An author of an installation package, transform, or patch package should set the value of the Comments Summary property to one of the following values:

"This installer database contains the logic and data required to install 'product'."
"This transform contains the logic and data required to install 'product'."
"This patch contains the logic and data required to install 'product'."

where 'product' is the name of the product.

Subject

The value of the Subject Summary property conveys the name of the product, transform, or patch that is installed by the package.
It is up to the author of an installation database, transform, or patch package to provide the value of this property in the summary information. Authors should do the following to determine the correct value.

  • Set the Subject Summary property in an installation package to the same value as the ProductName property.
  • Set the Subject Summary property in a transform to the same value as the Subject Summary property in the original installation package.
  • Set the Subject Summary property in the summary information of a patch package to a short description of the patch that includes the name of the product.

Author

The Author Summary property conveys the manufacturer of the installation package, transform, or patch package.

  • Set the Author Summary property in an installation package to the same value as the Manufacturer property.
  • Set the Author Summary property in a transform to the name of the manufacturer of the transform.
  • Set the Author Summary property in a patch package to the name of the manufacturer of the patch package.

Key Words

The Keywords Summary property in installation databases or transforms contains a list of keywords. The keywords may be used by file browsers to do keyword searches for a file. This property contains a list of sources of the patch in a patch package.
It is up to the author of an installation database, transform, or patch package to provide the value of this property in the summary information. Authors should do the following to determine the correct value.
  • In an installation package, set the value of this property to a list of keywords. The keyword should include "Installer" and product-specific keywords.
  • In a transform, set the value of this property to a list of keywords. The keyword should include "Installer" and product-specific keywords.
  • In a patch package, set the value of this property to a semicolon-delimited list of network or URL locations for the sources of the patch.

Platform

Indicates hardware platorm including intel, Itanium or x64

Languages

Indicates the default language code. Typically 1033 for english based installations

Required Window Installer Version

Enter the minimum required Windows Installer Version.

Windows Installer 2.0/2.0.2600.0
    --- Released with Windows XP.

Windows Installer 2.0/2.0.2600.1
    --- Released with Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 3 (SP3).

Windows Installer 2.0/2.0.2600.1183
    --- Released with Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 4 (SP4).

Windows Installer 2.0/2.0.2600.2
    --- Released as a redistributable.

Windows Installer 2.0/2.0.2600.1106
    --- Released with Windows XP with Service Pack 1 (SP1).

Windows Installer 2.0/2.0.3790.0
    --- Released with Windows Server 2003.

Windows Installer 3.0/3.0.3790.2180
    --- Released with Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2). Released as a redistributable.

Windows Installer 3.1/3.1.4000.1823
    --- Released as a redistributable. This version is has the same functionality as version 3.1.4000.2435.

Windows Installer 3.1/3.1.4000.1830
    --- Released with Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
    --- Update this version to version 3.1.4000.2435 to address the issue discussed in KB898628.

Windows Installer 3.1/3.1.4000.3959
    --- Released with Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 (SP2).

Windows Installer 3.1/3.1.4000.2435
    --- Released with a fix to address the issue discussed in KB898628. This is the latest version of Windows Installer 3.1.

Windows Installer 3.1/3.1.4001.5512
    --- Released with Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3).

Windows Installer 4.0/4.0.6000.16386
    --- Released with Windows Vista.

Windows Installer 4.0/4.0.6001.18000
    --- Released with Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows Server 2008.

Windows Installer 4.5/4.5.6002.18005
    --- Released with Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack (SP2.)

Windows Installer 4.5/4.5.6000.20817
    --- Released as a redistributable for Windows Vista.

Windows Installer 4.5/4.5.6001.22162
    --- Released as a redistributable for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista with SP1.

Windows Installer 4.5/4.5.6001.22159
    --- Released as a redistributable for Windows XP (SP2) and later, and Windows Server 2003 (SP1) and later.

Windows Installer 5.0/5.0.7600.16385 or greater
    --- Released with Windows Server 2008 R2 and later and Windows 7 and later.

NOTE:Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 comes with Windows Installer 5.0.

Package Code

The package code is a GUID identifying a particular Windows Installer package. The package code associates an .msi file with an application or product and can also be used for the verification of sources. The product and package codes are not interchangeable.

Create UAC-Compliant Installation

To avoid a access prompts, you can mark a package as "UAC compliant." (See "Guidelines for Packages" in the MSI SDK.)




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