Hi guys,

I am facing a small problem,My application source/setup's shortcut works fine and dont require reboot.Packaged application of that setup installs fine  but its shortcut works after restarts of machine.Can u please help me to resolve this issue.. 

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Check if your packaged application is putting some entry in Active Setup registry, or Run/RunOnce registry.

Are these shortcuts advertised?

Also check windows installer log.

Answered 08/03/2012 by: SilentKiller
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Maybe some service is getting started during reboot. Please check. Also check any application related tasks are running after reboot.

Answered 08/03/2012 by: hrs2cool
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Is it a driver based application. Or are there any services in your application. If any of this is there, then it is fine to ask your users to reboot the machine after installtion.

Answered 08/06/2012 by: piyushnasa
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Could also be Regsvr32 needs to run to register some dll's for the program to run properly and the restart does that

Answered 08/03/2012 by: SMal.tmcc
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Did you launch your source's shortcut as standard user?

Answered 08/03/2012 by: jagadeish
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  • Did you restart the machine before running post captured during setup capture process?
  • I guess you have installed your source as an Administrator and lunched the shortcut and concluded that your source doesn't require any reboot.. (It is just a guess only)..

    After installing source, just log-off and log-in as standard user and launch the shortcut...
    If it not launching then
    reboot the machine
    check the same..
    If it is launching now then
    You may have some run/runonce registry key in the source...

    I would recommend you to reboot the machine before clicking post capture during setup capture
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