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PsfTooling 4.2

Today I am happy to announce that version 4.2 of PsfTooling is now available from the Microsoft Store.  A free tool, it is used in conjunction with the Microsoft MSIX Packaging tool to add and configure the Package Support Framework (PSF) during the repackaging process.

For those unaware, PSF stands for Package Support Framework, an open source utility that

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Another new fixup for MSIX PSF: EnvVar

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A summer ‘staycation’ project from me. This project is now accepted into the develop branch of the Microsoft PSF repository.

EnvVarFixup is a new type of MSIX Package Support Framework intercept that addresses the issue of MSIX not supporting new/changed environment variables inside the package.

The fixup allows for the specification of environment variables and values …

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PsfTooling 4.0

Today I am happy to announce that version 4 of PsfTooling is now available from the Microsoft Store.  A free tool, it is used in conjunction with the Microsoft MSIX Packaging tool to add and configure the Package Support Framework (PSF) during the repackaging process.

The changes in this new version include:

  • A revamped UI.  Instead of three wizards there
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What’s new in the PSF for July 2020

Hurray! Another Pull Request of mine has been accepted into the Package Support Framework Develop branch. This one, PR #150, adds another new registry fixup.

The Issue:

The MSIX runtime protects the registry assets of the package from deletion.  This can be a problem for applications that assume that they can remove registry keys and items.  In the …

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PsfTooling 3.8

With the updates to the MSIX Package Support Framework for June 2020, described in https://www.tmurgent.com/TmBlog/?p=3095, I added a new type of fixup to the PSF, RegLegacyFixups.

Version 3.8 of PsfTooling is now available up in the Microsoft Store. This free tool is used alongside the Microsoft MSIX Packaging Tool to add and configure the PSF into your recaptured package.…

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What’s new in the PSF, June 2020

My latest submission has been integrated into the Develop branch to the Package Support Framework GitHub repository. PR#145 adds a new type of fixup, RegLegacyFixups, created for certain Registry issues seen in some packages. There are a couple of small fixes added to standard components as well (see the Pull Request for details on those), but the new …

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Solving DLL Not Found issues in MSIX

The new DynamicLibraryFixup component of the Package Support Framework simplifies the task of ensuring that processes in your package find dlls that are also in your package.

Background

Applications use a variety of techniques to ensure that the exe used to start a process can load the dll files they require. In general, the dll is loaded through a Windows …

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PsfTooling 3.5 for MSIX Repackaging

PassiveInstallassiveInstall version 3.5.0 was released today in the Microsoft Store. A free tool, it is used along with the Microsoft MSIX Packaging Tool to inject and configure the Package Support Framework to fix common issues seen in repackaging existing Win32 and DotNet Framework based applications for MSIX.

Version 3.5 includes a pre-built version of the PSF with the improvements I …