Advertised Shortcuts and Active Setup
Both can be used to insure that registry settings for the current user are populated. What do you do in the case where you deploy the application with the user already logged in. That rules out Active Setup which leaves an Advertised Shortcut. If the application will most likely be invoked by opening a file associated with the app, that goes around the AS. How do you deal with this if you need to insure that the proper registry settings are deployed before the application gets lauched?