hi guys
m a new joinee in dis site & dnt know much about it so hope u all will help me out..

gotta ask a ques : can anyone plz tell me how to convert an already existing simple shortcut into an advertised one?

will b waiting for ur response
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may i ask which packaging tool are you using? if im familiar with your tool then maybe i can help you out. :)
Answered 02/26/2009 by: bambuhista
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Welcome to the forum.

Can I politely request that you avoid text-speak? A great number of participants do not have English as their first language and may struggle to understand posts written correctly. To add to their pain with abbreviations which only a native English speaker could understand doesn't help.

Thank you.

As to advertised versus non-advertised, the easiest way is to alter the 'Target' column of the relevant shortcut's entry in the 'Shortcut' table to point at a feature rather than an executable.
Answered 02/27/2009 by: VBScab
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As to advertised versus non-advertised, the easiest way is to alter the 'Target' column of the relevant shortcut's entry in the 'Shortcut' table to point at a feature rather than an executable.

Excellent response, however I feel another question coming!

Also, worth mentioning that if it's a vendor package there may well be many other things to check / alter to get it advertising sucessfully.. it can be tricky to achieve depending on how well they've authored the MSI. Im my experience, most vendors don't support advertising since it's too much like hard work...

Regards,
Rob.
Answered 02/27/2009 by: MSIPackager
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thank you guys for responding to my question....

i'l keep in mind not to use text speak

i am using wise package studio version 5.6 and 7.0

even i thought of target location thing but i need to know that whether doing so will change a simple shortcut to an advertised one? and what is the command line option to do the same??

waiting for your replies!
Answered 03/14/2009 by: mwiseguy
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i need to know that whether doing so will change a simple shortcut to an advertised one? and what is the command line option to do the same?? No! Of course it won't! I deliberately misled you by telling you blatant nonsense. What else do I have to do all day? :)

It will, yes. You cannot do that from the command line. You will need to change the table in the MSI. If it's a vendor-supplied MSI (i.e. not one which you have built/captured) use a transform and do not edit the MSI itself.
Answered 03/14/2009 by: VBScab
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how did i go so long without reading your responses Ian.

I almost feel like I know who the OP is.

and what is the command line option to do the same??


well there is no real command line option to do this. however you could author all your apps with advertised shortcuts and then turn the advertised shortcuts off with

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa368297(VS.85).aspx

some extra stuff
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa371847(VS.85).aspx
Answered 03/15/2009 by: jmcfadyen
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In case you don't know how to create transform first go through the link given below:
http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/wise-package-studio-beginners
Answered 03/16/2009 by: raviray
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