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GeneralHave I mentioned I hate vendors? Pin
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Dave Kreskowiak27-Apr-21 4:34
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Oh, don't get me started on broken installers.

Keep in mind that vendor get paid to write software and they spend a ton of time doing that. Installers tend to be afterthoughts that they're not so hot at understanding. You'd be surprise at how many installers I come across that do really stupid things or are just broken and need to be fixed. Sure, they'll install/uninstall the software, but they also end up doing subtle crap that screw things up.

For example, I had a vendor include a custom action in their .MSI installer that indiscriminately killed off all of the WMI provider host processes during uninstall. Those would be the WmiPrvSe.exe processes you see at the bottom of Details in Task Manager. Well, doing that craps out all of WMI on the machine. SCCM (Microsoft's endpoint management and deployment suite) is heavily dependent on WMI. You can guess what chaos ensued when I uninstalled that piece of crap. If you we're running something that was dependent on WMI, you'd never know that happened. Restart the machine and all evidence of it happening is gone.

I cracked open the installer and found the offending (offsensive) custom action. Called the vendor. "Oh, really? It did that? Could you tell us where that is and what to do to fix it. The guy who builds our .MSI's doesn't work here any more..." D'Oh! | :doh: WTF | :WTF:

I see sh*t like this once or twice a week.

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