trying to suppress the display of the “Getting Started “ page that DWF Viewer 7 displays the first time it is run using Microsoft tool ORCA to edit the MSI.
I have viewed the Autodesk DWF Viewer 7.x Registry Tweaks that discusses Disabling Auto Update, the article also discusses Suppressing the Start-up Page. I have tried to find this in orca but I cannot find it. can somebody please help.
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Hi iain,

This setting is not included in the MSI by default, the application creates these settings on first use.
To Suppress the "Start-up Page" you need to change the "HKCU\Software\Autodesk\Design Review\Preferences\User Interface\Suppress Startup Page" (DWORD) value from 0 to 1.

You will have to add this registry to your package, use a transform instead of altering the MSI.
Answered 09/12/2006 by: AngelD
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Thnaks for your reply, this might be a stupid question but should "HKCU\Software\Autodesk\Design Review\Preferences\User Interface\Suppress Startup Page" (DWORD) value from 0 to 1 supposed to be in the registry, if so i still cannot find it.
Answered 09/13/2006 by: iain
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Could you talk me through how to add "HKCU\Software\Autodesk\Design Review\Preferences\User Interface\Suppress Startup Page" (DWORD) this as this is the first time i have used orca.

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Answered 09/13/2006 by: iain
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The registry entry is not included in the MSI so you will not find it there using ORCA or any other packaging tool.
When you start the application the first time this registry any alot more will be created by the application under "HKCU\Software\Autodesk".
So to trigger a "profile fix" (self-heal user profile) add this to a transform:
Component table
Component, ComponentId, Directory, Attributes, Condition, KeyPath
UserSettings, {B464EA88-AAEB-4052-A4BE-A46D224FF291}, TARGETDIR, 4, , Suppress_Startup_Page

Feature table
Feature, Feature Parent, Title, Description, Display, Level, Directory, Attributes
CurrentUser, , Current User, , 2, 1, INSTALLDIR, 48
Set the Feature_Parent column of the Autodesk_Design_Review feature to CurrentUser

FeatureComponents table
Feature, Component
CurrentUser, UserSettings

Registry table
Registry, Root, Key, Name, Value, Component
Suppress_Startup_Page, 1, Software\Autodesk\Design Review\Preferences\User Interface, Suppress Startup Page, #1, UserSettings

Shortcut table
Change Target column of the "DesignReview_shortcut" shortcut from "[INSTALLDIR]DesignReview.exe" to Autodesk_Design_Review

The shortcut change will change the shortcut from a regular shortcut to a advertised shortcut making the HKCU registry self-heal when the shortcut executes.

There seems to be something looping self-healing that you would have to fix also.
Answered 09/13/2006 by: AngelD
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Ihanks for your help so, getting a bit further. I have applied the solution, why when I save a msi using orca the file size decrease also when I try to install the msi it fails.

In the Shortcuts table there dosn't seem to be an entry DesignReview_Shortcut, do I have to enter a new enrty if so what would it be.

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Answered 09/14/2006 by: iain
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create a new transform in ORCA and make your changes then generate the transform
Answered 09/14/2006 by: AngelD
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