10/01/2009 2983 views
I am packaging Cardett Advanced Query Tool 8.2 and I extracted the MSI from the EXE. I run the MSI on a PC and it installs and seems to work fine. However, when I log off Windows and log back in with a different Windows User Profile, there is no AQT. It's not in the Start Menu and it is not listed in Add/Remove programs. My thought is that maybe the MSI automatically installs for only a Single User Profile instead of for Everyone. If that is the case, then I need to find a way to make this MSI install for Every User Profile. Has anyone every come across that before?
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Google ==> MSDN ==> ALLUSERS property
Answered 10/02/2009 by: VBScab
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Thanks VBScab. After further investigation, this behavior seems to be by design. The EXE does the same thing. I also read about it in the Install Instructions that come with the program. The User logged in needs Admin Rights to initially install the program. However, it will not be available to other Windows User Profiles. If other User Profiles want it, then they need to run the install again as well. However, the subsequent installs will not require Admin Rights because the program is already installed on the PC. Not how I would have designed the program.

I will research using the ALLUSERS property as well as /jm command line switches with the MSI.
Answered 10/02/2009 by: troy_in_wi
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