I've been using INCTRL for years and I really hate it. What do you use for capturing file/registry changes?

I'm not talking about a tool that makes MSIs.. just an analytical tool.
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I use InstallRite for analysis purpose and sometime I use FileMon & RegMon to find out registry/file error such as permission issue. Again its about comfort of the user.

Jeeoo!
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Answered 11/17/2008 by: zipsantro
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What's to hate? Besides, with older versions of Delphi (IC is written in Delphi) having been free downloads for a good while and the source provided in the ZIP, you can easily change what you don't like.

I wouldn't recommend FileMon/RegMon/ProcMon for snapshotting. (Mind you, I wouldn't recommend FM/RM anyway, when PM does the job of those two tools - and then some - SOOOO much better). I use those for monitoring *simple* changes or for file/registry access issues.
Answered 11/18/2008 by: VBScab
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I use InCtrl or Regshot..

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Answered 11/18/2008 by: Tone
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I've only tried InstallRite once but I noticed you can't get a report of all the changes.. they force you to report on each branch of information.

I'd like to see a registry export feature and an easily customizable filter template that we repackagers can share/improve.

Bob.. write us an app! [:D]
Answered 11/19/2008 by: turbokitty
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I use Installwatch Pro (Free). It captures changes and allows you to export the different registry branches with before or after options. Also allows you to monitor different aspects of the installation.
Answered 11/19/2008 by: joedown
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InstallRite makes Installwatch so I think we're talking about the same thing. I downloaded the latest version and looked at it again and it looks like it fixed a couple of the things I didn't like.

I'm going to use it for awhile and see. It's clearly better than InCTRL.

I wish there were more products out there though.
Answered 11/20/2008 by: turbokitty
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The AppDeploy Repackager could do the trick. What is captured is saved in an XML file so it shouldn't be a whole lot of trouble to use this as the basis for a report. Perhaps a 2.0 feature [:D]
Answered 11/24/2008 by: bkelly
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