Hi peeps!

Is it possible to change permissions on REG keys in Installshield Repackager or tuner????
If anyone knows how to do this, please tell me berfore ill go crazy [&:]

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Hi XanderX

Do you have a original MSI-file to begin with ?
You should always try to use the original installation of a software.
If not you can make one using repackager, but always try to avoid this.
It could be the software uses MSI without your knowledge. Start your installation and search your computer for newly created files.

As I have told so many others before, never change an original MSI using repackager or any other tool. Always use a transfom (mst-file).

Use the tool Tuner in InstallShield AdminStudio and make a new transform.
If you need the transform to handle information typed in some dialogboxes you can make it a response transform. If you are to only change only some registry keys this is not necessary.
In the mst-file you can do any changes you want.

Install the application using

Silent installation with progressbar
msiexec.exe /I <MyMSI> TRANSFORMS=<MyMST> /qb-

Complete silent install
msiexec.exe /I <MyMSI> TRANSFORMS=<MyMST> /qn

Good luck

Answered 03/01/2005 by: andler
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In answer to your question, I use setacl as a custom action to set permissions on registry keys


So, for instance, to give Users full rights to HKLM\Software\plangtonskeys you run:

SetACL.exe -on "HKLM\Software\plangtonskeys" -ot reg -actn ace -ace "n:Users;p:full"

Hope that helps


Answered 03/01/2005 by: plangton
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Hi andler!

Ok, its like this.
i have made a msi package in repackager, the problem is that i must change permissions in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/software/RealNetworks

When i made the package i took the first snapshot, installed Real Alternative AND changed the permissions to all keys under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/software/RealNetworks, but that didnt work, the permissions was the same as before.
I have also tried to change permissions with an GPO but the GPO don't seems to work on all computers, little strange because all other GPO:s work fine.

So, what my real question is, How To Change permissions on those REG keys in Tuner. I cant seem to find the way to do that.
Does it work like this:
If i change the permissions on the Source computer and import those to Destination computer in Installshield Tuner, will those permissions be accurate?

If i am wrong, you are very welcome to help me out a bit [:)]
Answered 03/02/2005 by: XanderX
Senior Yellow Belt

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