Ok, so we are using Wise Package Studio 7 SP3 for packaging on Windows 7 64 bit. Now we were creating a simple package, and I created a new Windows installer package and selected the option of Target Platform (x64). Now as an example, lets say my application installs the following registry :


"FileName"="C:\Program Files\WinRAR\rarnew.dat"

When I import this registry in Wise, C:\Program Files\ should be resolved as [ProgramFiles64folder], but instead it gets resolved to [ProgramFilesFolder], and as a result when I install my MSI, I get the registry value as "C:\Program Files (x86)\WinRAR\rarnew.dat" which is not what it should be.

Also in case you import this registry entry in your MSI:


"FileName"="C:\Program Files (x86)\WinRAR\rarnew.dat"

It gets resoved to [ProgramFilesFolder] x86\, which is again wrong.

Any idea if this is a known bug in WPS 7?


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Make sure to tick the component holding the .dat file as 64bit (msidbComponentAttributes64bit attribute bit), the destination should still be ProgramFilesFolder.
Answered 08/27/2010 by: AngelD
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we had a scenario like :

our application was of 32 bit and the OS which we were deploying the application was 64 bit .
It was required to put the files in program files and not under program files(86).
so i changed the component to 64 bit . so it worked.

like angelid said tmark component is of 64 bit. or in component table we can add component attribute 256.


i don't if this is how it is to be done but it is working.
Answered 08/29/2010 by: shh.killer
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