07/08/2005 5167 views

I require some advice.

I publish acrobat reader via GP.

When a roaming user who is in the administrator group installs the app. everyting is fine.
Except, "1" all other users do not see the application in the "add remove/programs" and "2" the shortcuts are placed in the installing users profile.

How might I edit the tranform created by tuner to resolve this.
I want any admin user to install the published program and have it available to all users on that machine.

Where should I look the registry or MSI table?

AllUsers is set to "1" - default.

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Hi Bob

First of all I have to mention that we do not distribute our packages through GP so this could eventually lead to a different behaviour.
However, we always set the ALLUSERS property to "2" so that the msi automatically repairs itself when a new user logs in so he can work with that application properly and the shortcuts are available to "All Users".
You're right. If you install an application with a special admin account, you're only able to see the application in the Add/Remove Programs Dialog with an account with administravite rights.

Answered 07/08/2005 by: rpfenninger
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Hi Roland,

Thanks for the reply. I would be happy to set ALLUSERS to "1".
You can set this property at runtime via the commmand line.

But the command line is not available when you run publish an MSI via GP.
What I think I am seeing is when you publish an application via GP, ALLUSERS seems to be set to null by default.
I can get around this my publishing the application with "zap" files and here you can run a command line.

I would like find a way where I can publish the MSI and set the ALLUSERS to "1" at runtime..?
I have tried using a transform but I get the problems I described earlier.

Answered 07/10/2005 by: bmodman
Yellow Belt