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Sample Properties

These properties were extracted from the verbose log of a product during it's installation. Hopefully this provides you a quick example of what is available for use in any conditions that you may wish to set up.

See "http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa370905.aspx" for some online property documentation which lists a large number of the "standard" properties.

Sometimes you need a file path without a trailing slash, the "trailing slash removal" example shows one way this could be done!

If you use a standard property remember to check its documentation to see at what stages it may be used, for example the "REMOVE" property should only be used after the "InstallValidate" standard action has been executed.

Properties Extracted from MSI Log

The following displays both "standard" MSI properties (not all of them!) as well as properties specific to the "uisample.msi" template ("BannerBitmap" is an example of this).

I sorted these entries, generated logs seem to output the properties in random order. Note that a log will normally contain "Property(C)" and "Property(S)" entries which are the properties as the CLIENT and SERVER processes see them.

Property(C): ACTION = INSTALL
Property(C): ALLUSERS = 1
Property(C): ARPCOMMENTS = TryMe (simple MAKEMSI test MSI) (3.076.0000)
was created Wed Jun 20 2007 at 5:32:02pm.

Both a sample and a simple test MSI, you should be able to build it after correct installation of MAKEMSI.
 *Item 1
 *Item 2
 *Item 3
 *Item 4
Packaged by My Name (My Address (see "ME.MMH")).

SUPPORTED on On any Windows Computer.
Property(C): ARPCONTACT = My Name
Property(C): ARPHELPLINK = http://www.MyUrl.com/See/ME.MMH/Support
Property(C): ARPPRODUCTICON = MmDefaultProductIcon.3.076.0000.ico.exe
Property(C): ARPURLINFOABOUT = http://www.MyUrl.com/See/ME.MMH/
Property(C): AdminToolsFolder = C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools\
Property(C): AdminUser = 1
Property(C): AppDataFolder = C:\Documents and Settings\Dennis\Application Data\
Property(C): AppsShutdownOption = All
Property(C): BannerBitmap = bannrbmp
Property(C): BorderSide = 1
Property(C): BorderTop = 1
Property(C): ButtonText_Back = < &Back
Property(C): ButtonText_Browse = Br&owse
Property(C): ButtonText_Cancel = Cancel
Property(C): ButtonText_Exit = &Exit
Property(C): ButtonText_Finish = &Finish
Property(C): ButtonText_Ignore = &Ignore
Property(C): ButtonText_Install = &Install
Property(C): ButtonText_Next = &Next >
Property(C): ButtonText_No = &No
Property(C): ButtonText_OK = OK
Property(C): ButtonText_Remove = &Remove
Property(C): ButtonText_Repair = &Repair
Property(C): ButtonText_Reset = &Reset
Property(C): ButtonText_Resume = &Resume
Property(C): ButtonText_Retry = &Retry
Property(C): ButtonText_Return = &Return
Property(C): ButtonText_Yes = &Yes
Property(C): CLIENTPROCESSID = 4176
Property(C): CLIENTUILEVEL = 0
Property(C): COMPANYNAME =
Property(C): CURRENTDIRECTORY = C:\Program Files\MakeMsi\Samples\TryMe\Create MSI Installers\out\TryMe.MM\MSI
Property(C): CaptionHeight = 32
Property(C): ColorBits = 32
Property(C): CommonAppDataFolder = C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\
Property(C): CommonFilesFolder = C:\Program Files\Common Files\
Property(C): CompleteSetupIcon = completi
Property(C): ComputerName = CN-DENNIS-9400
Property(C): CostingComplete = 1
Property(C): CustomSetupIcon = custicon
Property(C): DATABASE = C:\DOCUME~1\Dennis\LOCALS~1\Temp\309735.msi
Property(C): Date = 23/06/2007
Property(C): DefaultUIFont = DlgFont8
Property(C): DesktopFolder = C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\
Property(C): DialogBitmap = dlgbmp
Property(C): DiskPrompt = TryMe (simple MAKEMSI test MSI) version 3.076.0000 - [1]
Property(C): DlgTitleFont = {&DlgFontBold8}
Property(C): EXECUTEACTION = INSTALL
Property(C): ErrorDialog = ErrorDlg
Property(C): ExclamationIcon = exclamic
Property(C): FavoritesFolder = C:\Documents and Settings\Dennis\Favorites\
Property(C): FontsFolder = C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\
Property(C): GPTSupport = 1
Property(C): IAgree = Yes
Property(C): INSTALLDIR = C:\Program Files\TryMe (makemsi sample)\TryMe.MM\
Property(C): INSTALLLEVEL = 1000
Property(C): InfoIcon = info
Property(C): InstallMode = Complete
Property(C): InstallerIcon = insticon
Property(C): Intel = 6
Property(C): LocalAppDataFolder = C:\Documents and Settings\Dennis\Local Settings\Application Data\
Property(C): LogonUser = Dennis
Property(C): MAKEMSI_DOCO = C:\Program Files\MAKEMSI Package Documentation\My Company\My Name\
Property(C): MM_REDUCED_UI = 0
Property(C): Manufacturer = My Name
Property(C): MsiNTProductType = 1
Property(C): MsiNetAssemblySupport = 2.0.50727.42
Property(C): MsiWin32AssemblySupport = 5.1.2600.3019
Property(C): MyPicturesFolder = C:\DBAREIS\My Pictures\
Property(C): NetHoodFolder = C:\Documents and Settings\Dennis\NetHood\
Property(C): OLEAdvtSupport = 1
Property(C): OriginalDatabase = C:\Program Files\MakeMsi\Samples\TryMe\Create MSI Installers\out\TryMe.MM\MSI\TryMe.msi
Property(C): OutOfDiskSpace = 0
Property(C): OutOfNoRbDiskSpace = 0
Property(C): PIDTemplate = 12345<###-%%%%%%%>@@@@@
Property(C): PROMPTROLLBACKCOST = P
Property(C): PackageCode = {EE3B2B6A-A5F0-4D1B-88D1-AF6F0BBED472}
Property(C): PackagecodeChanging = 1
Property(C): PersonalFolder = C:\DBAREIS\
Property(C): PhysicalMemory = 2046
Property(C): PrimaryVolumeSpaceAvailable = 0
Property(C): PrimaryVolumeSpaceRemaining = 0
Property(C): PrimaryVolumeSpaceRequired = 0
Property(C): PrintHoodFolder = C:\Documents and Settings\Dennis\PrintHood\
Property(C): Privileged = 1
Property(C): ProductCode = {ED7AD090-E167-4B78-96CB-FA8FC47DB7FF}
Property(C): ProductID = none
Property(C): ProductLanguage = 1033
Property(C): ProductName = TryMe (simple MAKEMSI test MSI)
Property(C): ProductState = -1
Property(C): ProductVersion = 3.076.0000
Property(C): ProgramFilesFolder = C:\Program Files\
Property(C): ProgramMenuFolder = C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\
Property(C): Progress1 = Installing
Property(C): Progress2 = installs
Property(C): REINSTALLMODE = amus
Property(C): ROOTDRIVE = C:\
Property(C): RecentFolder = C:\Documents and Settings\Dennis\Recent\
Property(C): RedirectedDllSupport = 2
Property(C): RemoteAdminTS = 1
Property(C): RemoveIcon = removico
Property(C): RepairIcon = repairic
Property(C): SOURCEDIR = C:\Program Files\MakeMsi\Samples\TryMe\Create MSI Installers\out\TryMe.MM\MSI\
Property(C): ScreenX = 1920
Property(C): ScreenY = 1200
Property(C): SecureCustomProperties = UNINSTALLTHIS
Property(C): SendToFolder = C:\Documents and Settings\Dennis\SendTo\
Property(C): ServicePackLevel = 2
Property(C): ServicePackLevelMinor = 0
Property(C): Setup = Setup
Property(C): ShellAdvtSupport = 1
Property(C): SourceDir = C:\Program Files\MakeMsi\Samples\TryMe\Create MSI Installers\out\TryMe.MM\MSI\
Property(C): StartMenuFolder = C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\
Property(C): StartupFolder = C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
Property(C): System16Folder = C:\WINDOWS\system\
Property(C): SystemFolder = C:\WINDOWS\system32\
Property(C): SystemLanguageID = 1033
Property(C): TARGETDIR = C:\
Property(C): TTCSupport = 1
Property(C): TempFolder = C:\DOCUME~1\Dennis\LOCALS~1\Temp\
Property(C): TemplateFolder = C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Templates\
Property(C): TextHeight = 20
Property(C): Time = 11:29:28
Property(C): UILevel = 5
Property(C): USERNAME =
Property(C): UpgradeCode = {7EF333CB-3BB9-457D-831E-8482E50F2999}
Property(C): UserLanguageID = 3081
Property(C): UserSID = S-1-5-20-3844034110-7045242082-546538531-1006
Property(C): VersionDatabase = 110
Property(C): VersionHandler = 3.01
Property(C): VersionMsi = 3.01
Property(C): VersionNT = 501
Property(C): VirtualMemory = 3261
Property(C): WindowsBuild = 2600
Property(C): WindowsFolder = C:\WINDOWS\
Property(C): WindowsVolume = C:\
Property(C): Wizard = Setup Wizard
Property(C): _MAKEMSI_BuildComputer = CN-DENNIS-9400
Property(C): _MAKEMSI_BuildTime = Wed Jun 20 2007 at 5:32:02pm
Property(C): _MAKEMSI_BuildUser = USER "Dennis" in CN-DENNIS-9400
Property(C): _MAKEMSI_Header_COMPANY.MMH = C:\Program Files\MakeMsi\COMPANY.MMH (v06.334, 51,059 bytes, dated Tue Dec 5 2006 at 7:27:10pm)
Property(C): _MAKEMSI_Header_DEPT.MMH = C:\Program Files\MakeMsi\DEPT.MMH (v03.171, 4,275 bytes, dated Sat May 7 2005 at 9:10:04am)
Property(C): _MAKEMSI_Header_MAKEMSI.MMH = C:\Program Files\MakeMsi\MakeMsi.MMH (v07.159, 21,105 bytes, dated Tue Dec 5 2006 at 7:27:16pm)
Property(C): _MAKEMSI_MakemsiVersion = 07.159
Property(C): _MAKEMSI_ProcessingMode = Production
Property(C): _MAKEMSI_Source_TRYME.MM = C:\Program Files\MakeMsi\Samples\TryMe\Create MSI Installers\TryMe.MM (1,403 bytes, dated Fri Jun 2 2006 at 5:10:46pm)
Property(C): _MAKEMSI_SupportedPlatforms = SUPPORTED on On any Windows Computer.
Property(C): _PROGRAMFILESFOLDER_MAKEMSI_PACKAGE_DOCUMENTATION = C:\Program Files\MAKEMSI Package Documentation\
Property(C): _PROGRAMFILESFOLDER_MAKEMSI_PACKAGE_DOCUMENTATION_MY_COMPANY = C:\Program Files\MAKEMSI Package Documentation\My Company\
Property(C): _PROGRAMFILESFOLDER_TRYME_MAKEMSI_SAMPLE = C:\Program Files\TryMe (makemsi sample)\


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