WiX Toolset

OSInfo custom actions

The WixQueryOsInfo, WixQueryOsDirs, and WixQueryOsDriverInfo custom actions in wixca (part of WixUtilExtension) set properties over and above the MSI set for OS product/suite detection and standard directories. The WixQueryOsWellKnownSID custom action sets properties for the localized names of some built in Windows users and groups.

To use these custom actions you simply need to add a <PropertyRef> to the property you want to use and then include WixUtilExtensions when linking. For example:

<PropertyRef Id="WIX_SUITE_SINGLEUSERTS" />
<PropertyRef Id="WIX_DIR_COMMON_DOCUMENTS" />
<PropertyRef Id="WIX_ACCOUNT_LOCALSERVICE" />

WixUtilExtension will automatically schedule the custom actions as needed after the AppSearch standard action. For additional information about standard directory tokens in Windows and which ones are supported directly by Windows Installer, see the following topics in the MSDN documentation:

WixQueryOsInfo Properties

WIX_SUITE_BACKOFFICE

Equivalent to the OSVERSIONINFOEX VER_SUITE_BACKOFFICE flag.

WIX_SUITE_BLADE

Equivalent to the OSVERSIONINFOEX VER_SUITE_BLADE flag.

WIX_SUITE_COMMUNICATIONS

Equivalent to the OSVERSIONINFOEX VER_SUITE_COMMUNICATIONS flag.

WIX_SUITE_COMPUTE_SERVER

Equivalent to the OSVERSIONINFOEX VER_SUITE_COMPUTE_SERVER flag.

WIX_SUITE_DATACENTER

Equivalent to the OSVERSIONINFOEX VER_SUITE_DATACENTER flag.

WIX_SUITE_EMBEDDEDNT

Equivalent to the OSVERSIONINFOEX VER_SUITE_EMBEDDEDNT flag.

WIX_SUITE_EMBEDDED_RESTRICTED

Equivalent to the OSVERSIONINFOEX VER_SUITE_EMBEDDED_RESTRICTED flag.

WIX_SUITE_ENTERPRISE

Equivalent to the OSVERSIONINFOEX VER_SUITE_ENTERPRISE flag.

WIX_SUITE_MEDIACENTER

Equivalent to the GetSystemMetrics SM_SERVERR2 flag.

WIX_SUITE_PERSONAL

Equivalent to the OSVERSIONINFOEX VER_SUITE_PERSONAL flag.

WIX_SUITE_SECURITY_APPLIANCE

Equivalent to the OSVERSIONINFOEX VER_SUITE_SECURITY_APPLIANCE flag.

WIX_SUITE_SERVERR2

Equivalent to the GetSystemMetrics SM_SERVERR2 flag.

WIX_SUITE_SINGLEUSERTS

Equivalent to the OSVERSIONINFOEX VER_SUITE_SINGLEUSERTS flag.

WIX_SUITE_SMALLBUSINESS

Equivalent to the OSVERSIONINFOEX VER_SUITE_SMALLBUSINESS flag.

WIX_SUITE_SMALLBUSINESS_RESTRICTED

Equivalent to the OSVERSIONINFOEX VER_SUITE_SMALLBUSINESS_RESTRICTED  flag.

WIX_SUITE_STARTER

Equivalent to the GetSystemMetrics SM_STARTER flag.

WIX_SUITE_STORAGE_SERVER

Equivalent to the OSVERSIONINFOEX VER_SUITE_STORAGE_SERVER flag.

WIX_SUITE_TABLETPC

Equivalent to the GetSystemMetrics SM_TABLETPC flag.

WIX_SUITE_TERMINAL

Equivalent to the OSVERSIONINFOEX VER_SUITE_TERMINAL flag.

WIX_SUITE_WH_SERVER

Windows Home Server. Equivalent to the OSVERSIONINFOEX VER_SUITE_WH_SERVER flag.

WixQueryOsDirs Properties

WIX_DIR_ADMINTOOLS

Per-user administrative tools directory. Equivalent to the SHGetFolderPath CSIDL_ADMINTOOLS flag.

WIX_DIR_ALTSTARTUP

Per-user nonlocalized Startup program group. Equivalent to the SHGetFolderPath CSIDL_ALTSTARTUP flag.

WIX_DIR_CDBURN_AREA

Per-user CD burning staging directory. Equivalent to the SHGetFolderPath CSIDL_CDBURN_AREA flag.

WIX_DIR_COMMON_ADMINTOOLS

All-users administrative tools directory. Equivalent to the SHGetFolderPath CSIDL_COMMON_ADMINTOOLS flag.

WIX_DIR_COMMON_ALTSTARTUP

All-users nonlocalized Startup program group. Equivalent to the SHGetFolderPath CSIDL_COMMON_ALTSTARTUP flag.

WIX_DIR_COMMON_DOCUMENTS

All-users documents directory. Equivalent to the SHGetFolderPath CSIDL_COMMON_DOCUMENTS flag.

WIX_DIR_COMMON_FAVORITES

All-users favorite items directory. Equivalent to the SHGetFolderPath CSIDL_COMMON_FAVORITES flag.

WIX_DIR_COMMON_MUSIC

All-users music files directory. Equivalent to the SHGetFolderPath CSIDL_COMMON_MUSIC flag.

WIX_DIR_COMMON_PICTURES

All-users picture files directory. Equivalent to the SHGetFolderPath CSIDL_COMMON_PICTURES flag.

WIX_DIR_COMMON_VIDEO

All-users video files directory. Equivalent to the SHGetFolderPath CSIDL_COMMON_VIDEO flag.

WIX_DIR_COOKIES

Per-user Internet Explorer cookies directory. Equivalent to the SHGetFolderPath CSIDL_COOKIES flag.

WIX_DIR_DESKTOP

Per-user desktop directory. Equivalent to the SHGetFolderPath CSIDL_DESKTOP flag.

WIX_DIR_HISTORY

Per-user Internet Explorer history directory. Equivalent to the SHGetFolderPath CSIDL_HISTORY flag.

WIX_DIR_INTERNET_CACHE

Per-user Internet Explorer cache directory. Equivalent to the SHGetFolderPath CSIDL_INTERNET_CACHE flag.

WIX_DIR_MYMUSIC

Per-user music files directory. Equivalent to the SHGetFolderPath CSIDL_MYMUSIC flag.

WIX_DIR_MYPICTURES

Per-user picture files directory. Equivalent to the SHGetFolderPath CSIDL_MYPICTURES flag.

WIX_DIR_MYVIDEO

Per-user video files directory. Equivalent to the SHGetFolderPath CSIDL_MYVIDEO flag.

WIX_DIR_NETHOOD

Per-user My Network Places link object directory. Equivalent to the SHGetFolderPath CSIDL_NETHOOD flag.

WIX_DIR_PERSONAL

Per-user documents directory. Equivalent to the SHGetFolderPath CSIDL_PERSONAL flag.

WIX_DIR_PRINTHOOD

Per-user Printers link object directory. Equivalent to the SHGetFolderPath CSIDL_PRINTHOOD flag.

WIX_DIR_PROFILE

Per-user profile directory. Equivalent to the SHGetFolderPath CSIDL_PROFILE flag.

WIX_DIR_RECENT

Per-user most recently used documents shortcut directory. Equivalent to the SHGetFolderPath CSIDL_RECENT flag.

WIX_DIR_RESOURCES

All-users resource data directory. Equivalent to the SHGetFolderPath CSIDL_RESOURCES flag.

WixQueryOsWellKnownSID properties

WIX_ACCOUNT_LOCALSYSTEM

Localized qualified name of the Local System account (WinLocalSystemSid).

WIX_ACCOUNT_LOCALSERVICE

Localized qualified name of the Local Service account (WinLocalServiceSid).

WIX_ACCOUNT_NETWORKSERVICE

Localized qualified name of the Network Service account (WinNetworkServiceSid).

WIX_ACCOUNT_ADMINISTRATORS

Localized qualified name of the Administrators group (WinBuiltinAdministratorsSid).

WIX_ACCOUNT_USERS

Localized qualified name of the Users group (WinBuiltinUsersSid).

WIX_ACCOUNT_GUESTS

Localized qualified name of the Users group (WinBuiltinGuestsSid).

WIX_ACCOUNT_PERFLOGUSERS, WIX_ACCOUNT_PERFLOGUSERS_NODOMAIN

Localized qualified name of the Performance Log Users group (WinBuiltinPerfLoggingUsersSid).

WixQueryOsDriverInfo properties

WIX_WDDM_DRIVER_PRESENT

Set to 1 if the video card driver on the target machine is a WDDM driver. This property is only set on machines running Windows Vista or higher.

WIX_DWM_COMPOSITION_ENABLED Set to 1 if the target machine has composition enabled. This property is only set on machines running Windows Vista or higher.