April 23rd, 2002, 04:20 AM
Monitoring an installion?
Are there any programs around that track everything an installion program does, like all the registry entries created and modified, VXDs, all that stuff? Please help, I'd like to keep an eye on all my installions. The only thing that I've really done before to do this is for simple installions that have an .inf or .ini file.
April 23rd, 2002, 04:43 AM
Windows usually creates multiple logs during the install putting down everything from the errors encountered, to the steps taken, to the com classes installed. Read the manual (or go grab an mcse study guide) to find out the names of the files for the version of windows you're dealing with.
Also you can do a search for *.log you then just need to look up what the log file represents (which you can find on microsofts site or google).
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April 23rd, 2002, 05:07 AM
Thanks for the info, but I was looking more for a program that ran during the installion and showed you exactly what it was doing. I was going to use this to weedout spyware and other nasty things.
May 13th, 2002, 10:48 PM
What you´re looking for is inctrl 5.0.. a usefull and easy to use program that logs everything and give you the control you need..
You can find it at downlad.com and it´s free
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May 18th, 2002, 05:34 PM
Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for!