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Administrator's Introduction to Application Repackaging and Software Deployment using Windows Installer Paperback – November 21, 2002


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  • Paperback: 751 pages
  • Publisher: InstallShield Press (November 21, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0971570817
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971570818
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.5 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,695,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Bob Baker (Schaumburg, IL) is the author of the the 2001 publication, The Official InstallShield for Windows Installer Developer's Guide. He joined InstallShield at the beginning of 1995 and has served as Program Manager for the InstallShield 3 product, Director of Product Support Services, and Technical Trainer focusing on tools that deal with the Windows Installer service. Bob holds a B.S. degree in engineering and an M.S. degree in computer science.

Robert Dickau is currently a Senior Technical Trainer for InstallShield Software Corporation, and the author of the InstallShield Developer, InstallShield Professional, and InstallShield MultiPlatform training materials. He has worked with the various versions of Windows Installer technology since its introduction in 1998.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Pete Margolis on May 28, 2004
Format: Paperback
This is a complete waste of money. It's poorly structured and written. I don't question that he knows his stuff, but he does a terrible job of getting it across. So badly that the information in it is useless.
Don't waste your money.
As an alternative, I highly recommend buying the courseware books from InstallShield. They're about $250, but far far far more useful.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 21, 2004
Format: Paperback
Any book from InstallShield will target, market and promote the use of InstallShield's packaging tools. I've found the range of books from InstallShield to only contain approximately 30% of useful material for those not contemplating using InstallShield's development tools.
The only book which had a generic focus on Windows Installer has been Mike Gunderloy's book. I say "had" because it is no longer in print.
If you are not planning to commit your investment in Installshield's products, I would not recommend any book from InstallShield Corporation given cost and the overall content which will be applicable to your MSI development efforts.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Robert Lucado on October 1, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book is a Windows Installer/AdminStudio Bible. I was new to AdminStudio but this book greatly shortened the learning curve. Any one responsible for the cradle-to-grave management of software will find this purchase to be money well spent. This will be useful to Sys Admins (like myself) who are responsible for software packaging and deployments as well as software developers who author Windows Installer packages.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 23, 2013
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When you read this book, you need to keep several things in mind. First, it was written in 2002, about the same time that Windows XP hit the streets. You're not going to find it as relevant today as it was in 2002. You also need to realize that this was written by InstallShield employees, and that it focuses very heavily on their AdminStudio product (and the 2002 version of that product). If you use a competing product such as Wise Package Studio (now discontinued), MSI Studio, etc., you'll find it much less valuable because at least 80% of the material is geared to the InstallShield product.

This is not to say that there is no value in the book. The introductory material goes into a good bit of depth explaining software installers, the Windows Installer MSI technology, Windows security models, and other things that are still as valid today as they were ten years ago. The general concepts and guidance in the book is mostly still valid today as well.

But given that it is outdated and very product-specific, I wouldn't invest a lot of money in this book.
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