I'm trying to create and deploy the latest version of Apple QuickTime.  In order to get the updates to switch off, I need to delpoy a file with the preconfigured settings for each user that logs on.  I have read that I need to deploy this file to [current user folder]\Local Settings\ApplicationData\  and I'm not sure how to do this.

I have Wise Package Studio so will be able to edit the current MST file or put something in the script. I would love to find a way to do this as it's been driving me mental.  If anyone can supply any suggestions, I would be very grateful.


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You will have to deliver the preconfigured settings for each users through Active Setup key

Answered 12/19/2012 by: jagadeish
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You can also write a script/custom action that deploys the file(s) to all existing user profiles on the system - and the default profile. This way the user doesn't have to logon/logoff to get their user settings and you can avoid using active setup.

If you don't feel like modifying the default profile you can combine it with active setup instead. Do the same as above, aswell as loading their registry and setting the active setup keys manually. All new user profiles will get the repair during first logon, all existing profiles will have the setting set during installation.

The most robust method is probably to use active setup. Immediately after install, trigger a user settings repair for the logged on user(s). This can be achieved using various methods (scheduled task is probably the easiest way). This way you avoid the need to logoff/on.

Answered 12/19/2012 by: Ifan
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I wouldnt use ActiveSetup because the setup has already shortcut. So, make it advertised, change the Feature order so that on the top is a current user feature which has the file in a component

Answered 12/20/2012 by: mac-duff
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  • I don't think people use quicktime on purpose. Most people need it to view some videos in their browsers, or as a prereq for other applications. Advertised shortcuts doesn't work well then, do they?
  • Well, I dont know if people use Quicktime in the internet, even dont understand why still people out there botheing with this but sometimes u have luck that the self repair starts even when u dont use an advertised shortcut
  • There is a Windows environment variable "%AppData%" and this will get you to the current logged on users application data folder. Just make sure you run the script as the current user logged on.
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