Does anyone know if it's possible to setup an MSI to reboot the system before installation of any files? What I'm trying to achieve with my MSI is to reboot the system right after an uninstall of a previous package that requires a reboot and then once the user logs back in, I want the installation to continue. I know I can achieve this by using the RunOnce key to automatically re-start the installation, but the problem here is that the users in our environment don't have permissions to run MSIs or executables so the RunOnce key just fails to launch the installation with elevated rights. Anyone have some thoughts on how I can achieve this?
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There is a limited number of circumstances whcih require a reboot so the first thing to find out is why the uninstall requires one and work from there. Sometimes, vendors are just lazy (No! Surely not?!?) and ASSUME that a reboot is required.
Answered 06/30/2008 by: VBScab
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Have a look at the third question and answer in this blog

I think it addresses your question.


Answered 06/30/2008 by: spartacus
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