does anyone know how to add identification to an MSI package. For example, I need to know that app name, version, date install etc. ( or whatever I want to identify the app with)

I believe that can be added to the registry (Eg HKLM\software\mycompany
So basically when I query that registry key I will be able to find out all that apps that is installed on the remote pc. All in one location.
( someone mention there was an article regarding it but just can't seem to find it !!!!!)

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Answered 04/13/2005 by: bheers
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Thanks bheers
Answered 04/15/2005 by: UcMerrill
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Actually, I'm just finishing up a utility that will take an MSI and generate a transform that adds buku info to a registry key exactly how you are looking for. It's 99% complete, the only issue left to tackle is to find the root feature to put it all under, or at least enter it in a dialog box. (right now I just have it hardcoded)

The manual process is to create entries in the registry table for each standard property of the MSI. Create the keys exactly how you want them to appear and populate the values with standard properties, i.e. [PropertyName].

What can be put under this reg key? Every property value on THIS PAGE.
Answered 04/19/2005 by: VikingLoki
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When you have it completed please post it so we can see.

Answered 05/02/2005 by: UcMerrill
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