Hello,

I am trying to create an msi from a capture. The script just removes a few files. I then need it to copy a .lnk file to %USERNAME% (currently logged in user) /application date/microsoft/internet explorer/quicklaunch.

So how to i modify the msi to copy something to the current user profile?

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create a folder under Windows\Profiles\Application data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\QuickLaunch installtion expert and put the file in this path.
And create a HKCU entry and make it as a key path

This will work
Answered 09/29/2010 by: krischaitu
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That won't work if the package is deployed via, say, GP or SCCM since the "current user" at deployment time will be the local System account, or if it gets installed by an account other than the actual user e.g. by an administrator.

The solution for any user profile stuff is to either use Active Setup or move a feature containing an advertised entry-point (e.g. an advertised shortcut) so that it becomes a child of a new feature, where the new feature contains the profile stuff.
Answered 09/30/2010 by: VBScab
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you may want to try active setup.......
Answered 09/30/2010 by: y0da
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try with active setup
Answered 09/30/2010 by: krischaitu
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Where did my edits go? >:-{

What I had added was the reminder that using Active Setup means that the user profile stuff will never get repaired/self-healed so bear that in mind when making your decision about which way to go.
Answered 10/01/2010 by: VBScab
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