I have been Mac-inized!

Well, I finally jumped on the bandwagon and bought a MacBook Pro.  My initial impressions are: Wow, this is really nice hardware.  Wow, this thing is tough.  I think it could stop a bullet. Wow, this thing is very light. Wow, it sure is easy to get Vista up and running! Wow, the OS X […]

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WiX Snippet: change enable32BitAppOnWin64

As discussed in the last post, you can run both 32-bit and 64-bit app pools side-by-side on Windows Server 2008.  I decided I didn’t want to have to remember to change the settings on one of my app pools every time I install my application on x64, so I added a custom action to the […]

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WiX Snippet: Creating a scheduled task

(Whoa, my goal was to hit three posts by the end of the week, but I’ve already hit three today!  Now taking bets on how long until I get bored…) A fair bit of my days involve some sort of agonizing over WiX.  That’s because I maintain the installers for my employer’s product, which is […]

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WiX PermissionEx problem solved

In my previous post, I discussed how I was having difficulty getting a WiX-built MSI installer to correctly assign permissions for the Internet guest account to a folder on both Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.  The thing about WiX/MSI is that if you keep hammering at it long enough, you can usually find […]

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Cross-platform WiX installer woes

For the past couple of days, I’ve been trying to upgrade a "simple" WiX installer to work with Windows Server 2008 (note that the installer works fine on Windows Server 2003).  This has proven to be an exercise in PAIN, and here’s why. What’s changed? Well, lots.  First, IIS was completely rewritten between Windows Server […]

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… And We’re Live!

I think I have things around here more-or-less how I want them.  I'll be spending the next good while trying to get in the habbit of blogging regularly, and I'm sure I'll be tweaking things as I figure out what this BlogEngine.NET thing is all about.  Good times! So my plan right now is to […]

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