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Wix Managed Bootstrapper fails to unload WtsApi32.dll on uninstall of upgraded bundle

wix,bootstrapper
I have created a managed bootstrapper (wix v3.9.1208.0) that works a little like Visual studio/Resharper installers which works great in that: On install it installs pre-requisites and installs or skips what you select from the list of available applications that are bundled up. If you modify then it will uninstall/skip/install...

ExePackage does not run elevated although PerMaschine is set to “yes”

wix,bootstrapper,elevated-privileges
In my WIX-Bundle, i have an ExePackage like the following: It executes a ConsoleApplication which tries to open an write to a HKLM-Registry entry which fails when triggered out of the bundle. In cmd, everything works fine when executed as admin: <ExePackage Id="SqlServerAuthConfig" DisplayName="Configuration of SQL-Server Auth-Mode" Compressed="yes" PerMachine="yes" Vital="yes"...

Upgrade older msi from Wix custom BA Bundle

wix,bootstrapper
We are upgrading our WIX msi installer (not a bundle) with manual pre-requisites to a Managed custom Bootstrapped application Bundle. The boot strapped custom installer bundle exe works fine for fresh installs. But if we want to upgrade our older product which is just an msi, we are in trouble....

Calling exe bootstrapper from Add/Remove Programs

wix,windows-installer,inno-setup,bootstrapper
I have 2 MSI installation packages (done using WiX) a.msi and b.msi which are bootstrapped into one exe using InnoSetup resulting in c.exe. In the Add/Remove programs only a.msi is listed. The problem is when the user removes a.msi from Add/Remove programs I have a custom action in wix which...

WiX Boostrapper - Minor Upgrade

wix,install,windows-installer,bootstrapper,burn
I have a bootstrapper which is built using Burn and installs a package which i have setup to allow for minor upgrades when i run the msi packages using REINSTALL=ALL REINSTALLMODE=vomus from the command prompt (as per this article in the WiX docs). However currently trying to upgrade with the...