I know this subject has been beaten to death but I have tried so many ways to get rid of the "Check for updates automatically" checkbox to be unchecked. I have created a transform and copy over the qtp file and it only works in my profile. I have read a post from Nick about resource hacker but I cannot find out how to even use the tool. I have been working on this off and on for three weeks now and cannot get this to work. I created a VBScript to copy over the qtp file but it doesn't seem to always work. I am pretty new to the world of packaging and need to deploy this out to 3500 machines. Thanks for any help you can provide me!
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Hi,

Why don't you use Active setup to copy file in each user profile.

That will probably solve your problem.
Answered 11/17/2009 by: djain3
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I am not familiar with Active Setup but I will give it a shot!
Answered 11/17/2009 by: Nitroglycerin
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I am having a hard time finding information on Active Setup. I have downloaded an executable with it but not sure what to do with it. If anyone has the time to help, it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Answered 11/17/2009 by: Nitroglycerin
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I am sorry but I do not understand what that article is trying to tell me what to do
Answered 11/17/2009 by: Nitroglycerin
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ok, quick rundown of Active Setup.

1) You create a registry key in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\<Some Name>, and a value StubPath=<command> , value Version = 1.0.0
2) Every time a user logs on, windows will check to see if the corresponding HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\<Some Name> key exists
- If it doesn't, Windows will execute the command in StubPath and write the key to HKCU
- if it does exist, Windows will check the Version value, if it's higher in HKLM than in HKCU , the command will execute again and HKCU is updated, if not, nothing happens

So basically you can make a command (exe, vbs, msi repair, whatever) execute once for every user the next time he logs on, this way you can for example write registry keys in their HKCU hive. By increasing the Version value you can make a command execute again for users.

This functionality results in the "Applying personal settings for Application X" dialog boxes you've undoubtedly seen before

Hope this helps,

PJ
Answered 11/17/2009 by: pjgeutjens
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I have created a script to copy over the XML and changed the preference file to share the same path in the registry but no success. It still only works in my profile. Is there a way to hack that piece out of the software?
Answered 11/17/2009 by: Nitroglycerin
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Nitro, given your response to this and other attempts to help you, I suggest you learn something about Windows Installer before doing packaging for a living.
Answered 11/17/2009 by: aogilmor
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