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Microsoft® Windows® Registry Guide, 2nd Edition by Jerry Honeycutt

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Chapter 13. Mapping Windows Installer

Windows Installer is a component of Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (Windows) that simplifies application deployment, management, and removal. It manages installation by applying the setup rules contained by a package file. These rules define which files to install and the configuration of the application. After installing Windows Installer–based applications, you can change, repair, or remove them with a high degree of reliability—much greater than with applications that use legacy setup programs. In Windows, Windows Installer is an operating system ...

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