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CubMakr Detection Examples

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This page takes us through some quick examples of CubMakr detection examples. It includes examples using different search methods (‘equals’,’starts with’,’contains’,’regular expression’), resolving proerties, performing case-sensitive searches and using conditions.

 

Example 1:  Perform a case-sensitive search for a property name.  If property/value is missing, display a warning message.
Check:  Check that the ALLUSERS property is set to 1.

Check for ALLUSERS property

 

 

 

 

 

 

Example 2: Use the ‘contains’ comparison and flag for modification.
Check: Check the the Value column of the Registry table does not contain hard-coded paths.

registry_hardcoded

 

 

 

 

 

Example 3: Use the ‘equals’ comparison and flag for removal.
Check: Check the TNSNames.ora is not in the package (Files such as this are usually managed outside the package).

file_filename

 

 

 

 

 

Example 4: Use the ‘starts with’ comparison.
Check: Check that services use the ServiceInstall/ServiceControl tables, and not the registry.

registry_registry

 

 

 

 

 

 

Example 5: Use a case-sensitive regular expressions to check for the presence of multiple values.
Check: Use a regular expression to ensure that the COMPANYNAME property is one of our supported clients.

property_companyname

 

 

 

 

 

 

tipTip:  Use the following regular expression examples to construct your own searches.

 

Starts with: ^searchstringEnds with: searchstring$

Contains: searchstring

Equals: ^searchstring$

 

Example 6: Use the ‘Resolve properties’ setting to resolve a property value.
Check: Check that the Summary Information Stream Title value is the same as the ProductName property value.

sis_title

 

 

 

 

Example 7: Use a condition for the validation rule.
Check: Check that a launch condition is set.  Add a condition specifying that this rule is only valid when validating packages targeted at Windows 7 platforms.

launchcondition_condition

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    I’m afraid, I am also unable to register as I don’t get the e-mail. Sorry for the hassle. I’m interested in taking a look at this tool and possibly blogging about it on my own site and listing it as a resource.

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  3. Could you please let me know after creating the .cub how to test it with the msi.I am bit confused about the testing part.

    i have created the .cub file successfully but confused about testing part.

    Kindly help.

     

    Thanks.

    • Hi. You can use a free tool such as Orca to perform validation. Open an MSI in Orca. Go to Tools. Click Validate. Click Browse – browse to your sub file. Click Go. If you want to automate this, you can use another free tool of ours called ValMakr. Thanks.

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