I am currently working on refining our installer testing procedures and need a few ideas. In particular I need some ideas in the area of determining that all the components and registry items have been installed.

Re: Software Testing Discussion Installer testing

Alan Page

I would recommend Process Explorer ( You can monitor registry writes and file writes from any application (e.g. setup.exe). You can either manually cross reference with the output / log, or you could write a parser that could quickly verify the proper settings were made.