Hi there,

I am workign on capturing an application and i am having a weird issue. I noticed that my msi is different than original exe file with missing major ini fles. After being able to identify all missing ini, i was able to add them to the package but now i am getting an error "Your configuration has been modified [prd.ini, startup]. Please re-install."

I am wondering if anyone knows why original capture in wise package studio did not capture my ini fiels on the first place. What would be the solution to that problem.

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i've seen problems with poorly formatted INIs but not with Wise ignoring them altogether. Make sure it's not in your "exclusion list." Another alternative I"ve done is to get a clean machine with a "known good" INI and import it into Wise.
Answered 12/29/2006 by: aogilmor
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Is this an Intuit product by chance?
Answered 01/08/2007 by: Skaye
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Yes it is Intuit Product, TurboTax to be precise.
Answered 01/08/2007 by: xaviorpl
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It is very weird because during the capturing process, i can see all ini files, but when the msi is completed they are all gone. I've tried to import the original ini files from that initial capture process but then when running the application it will tell me that prd.ini was modified and ask me to reinstall the application.
Answered 01/08/2007 by: xaviorpl
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double check your inifile table and make sure there are no errors in it.

look at the file after it's installed and see if it looks right.

Also, as I mentioned before, if it's not a good INI file Windows installer can have problems with it.
Answered 01/08/2007 by: aogilmor
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I had the same problem with TurboTax - please post the contents of your perwin.ini file from the program directory, but DON'T post the serial number info :). More than likely, the problem lies with this file. Upon installation, there are three ini files that are digitally signed. If any of these are changed in any way (or not captured correctly), you will get the error you mentioned. This caused me weeks of frustration so I feel your pain. Intuit of course recommends reinstalling :P They don't understand what it means to package software...
Answered 01/18/2007 by: Skaye
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Thanks for sharing. I always try to press for an MSI version. That way it's easy to transform and if it messes up it's a vendor issue (LOL!)
If it's a strange INI file shouldn't you be able to install it as a regular file?
Answered 01/18/2007 by: aogilmor
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Skaye,

The problem is that when i capture TurboTax i will have no ini files so nothing to modify. Were you able to capture the application with ini files? What did you do. How did you fix your msi?

Thanks,
Answered 01/23/2007 by: xaviorpl
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Hi Sebastian,
have you tried to start the program once, right after installation, but before the final capturing?
Which installer tool is used for the original installer?
Maybe, with a little reengineering, you are able to build CA, which creates this INI-files.
Regards, Nick
Answered 01/24/2007 by: nheim
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Hey there,

You can also find out if the ini file is somewhat " problematic" by simple importing it into the INI file table, compiling and ICE checking, you will usualy get Errors or warnings Back from the INI file table.

This way i select if the INI file should be in the INI file table or just in the File Table as normal File.

and what does the Program Check on this INI file? the Date? or do you have it installed on admin ( full rights ) and tested under user ( limited rights ).

From my experience " file is altered" errors are usualy the wierd form of telling " i cant edit this file " but thats just hands-on Experience.

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NOxxie
Answered 01/30/2007 by: NOxxie
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Hi All,
Please let me know why any ini file is included in the file table not in inifile table during capturing of a legacy application?
Also why it should not be included in file table?
Look forward to hear from you all soon.


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Sumi
Answered 08/10/2009 by: sumitsingh1984
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Captured with what? IS, WPS? AppDeploy Repackager?

If you don't need to change anything in the INI during the install, i.e. if you don't need to use property values to populate any entries in the INI, I'd copy it as a file.
Answered 08/10/2009 by: VBScab
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Hi Vbscab,
Thanks for your reply.
I am taking the capture of exe with WPS.
Could you please tell me why it's get captured in file table not in IniFile table?


Regards,
Sumi
Answered 08/10/2009 by: sumitsingh1984
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The only reasons I can think of is that a) it's not in proper INI format or b) you selected 'Treat as File' during the SetupCapture phase.
Answered 08/10/2009 by: VBScab
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Answered 08/10/2009 by: cygan
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Careful: that article is by a normal forum poster and should act merely as a guide, rather than anything having been written in stone.
Answered 08/10/2009 by: VBScab
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