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  1. HOWTO: Add live Internet version updating to my program

    Question:

    I need to add live Internet version updating to my program to make sure our users have the most up-to-date versions of programs on their systems. Does SetupBuilder support this?
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  2. #00015: Is there a system PATH Environment Variable Size Limit in XP?

    Question:

    Is there a system PATH Environment Variable Size Limit in Windows XP?

    Answer:

    In general, the maximum individual environment variable size is 8,192 bytes.

    The maximum total...
  3. #00014: How to enumerate subkeys of a specified registry key?

    Question:

    How to enumerate subkeys of a specified registry key?

    Answer:

    Set Variable %TEST% to ScriptItem->Get Registry SubKey("0") from "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Lindersoft"
    Set...
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    #00013: How to detect Windows 2000 SP4?

    Question:

    How to detect Windows 2000 SP4 and abort the installation if SP4 is not installed?

    Answer:

    Set Variable %MAJORWINDOWSVERSION% to ScriptItem->Get System Information(Major Windows...
  5. #00012: How to detect and uninstall previous version?

    Question:

    How to detect whether an old version of you application is already installed and then offer to uninstall it automatically?

    Answer:

    You can use the Detect Previous Version function...
  6. #00011: How do I add directories to the PATH system environment variable?

    Question:

    How do I add directories to the PATH system environment variable?

    Answer:

    The "Edit Environment Variable" function lets you add and remove environment variables.

    Edit...
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    #00010: How to get the setup.exe compile date?

    Question:

    How to get the setup.exe compile date?

    Answer:

    You can use the Installer Compile Date function to retrieve the date of compilation of a setup program. This function returns a date...
  8. #00009: How to detect if setup.exe is run in silent mode?

    Question:

    How to detect if setup.exe is run in "silent mode"?

    Answer:

    If %_SB_INSTALLERFLAG% Equals "1" on Position "$SB_SILENTMODEFLAG$" Then

    Display Message Box "Installer is running in...
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    #00008: Sample scripts for SetupBuilder

    Question:

    Where can I find sample scripts for SetupBuilder's scripting products?

    Answer:

    The \Examples directory within the SetupBuilder application directory contains examples of operations...
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    #00007: How to create an Autorun CD?

    Question:

    How to create an Autorun CD?

    Answer:

    Auto-run is a feature that is supported on CD-ROM drives. When the user loads a compact disc (CD) into the drive, Windows 95/98/Me and...
  11. #00006: Compile a script using SetupBuilder command line switches

    Question:

    How do I compile a script using SetupBuilder command line switches?

    Answer:

    You can use sbuilder.exe command line options in conjunction with other processes to create an automated...
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    #00005: Install MSDE 2000, reboot and continue.

    Question:

    How to install MSDE 2000 and reboot the machine. After the reboot, launch the setup again and continue on from the same location it left off from.

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    [ Initialize Setup ]
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    #00004: How to distribute MSDE 2000?

    Question:

    How to distribute MSDE 2000?

    Answer:

    1. Download the MSDE2000A.exe file and extract it to c:\msde

    Microsoft download link:
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    #00003: How to Reboot and Continue?

    Question:

    How to create a setup that reboots during a certain point in the install. After the reboot, the setup launches again and continues on from the same location it left off from.

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    #00002: What is iDeploy Web Installation?

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    What is iDeploy Web Installation?

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    A Web Installation package is an installer that takes advantage of the web to distribute files. Before the advent of web installers, users...
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    #00001: How long can a variable name be?

    Question:

    Is there a limit to how many characters a variable name can contain?

    Answer:

    SetupBuilder 5 Developer and Professional Edition: The limit is 50 characters.

    Date: 1/18/2006
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