It seems that every time I try to create an advertised shortcut within an .mst, the shortcut shows up, but the icon for it shows up as the dummy Windows icon (some old white program icon). Any idea why this happens? If you right click on the 'Target Type' tells you it's not a valid shortcut.
Trying to manually create advertised shortcuts is new to me...any help is appreciated! I'm basically trying to add in extra 'per user' info that wll get installed when the icon is clicked, therefore, I have to add the advertised shortcut...
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I dont have the answer to your questions but a simple suggestion to your problem :

if you only want to add some user specifing things by simply running the MSI in repair mode then you can add one runonce registry and it will run the MSI in repair mode for every new user who logs in for the first time..

hope i have understood your problem correctly.
Answered 04/18/2006 by: Lillude
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When creating an advertised shortcut, you have to spesifcy the icon. Some tools (like Wise) often do this automatically, but it doesn't always work.
You could also take a look at the HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup registry key (do a search on the forum or on appdeploy.com, I think you can find it in both places).

If you spesify which tool you use (Wise, Installshield etc), then someone can probalby give you more detailed help.
Answered 04/18/2006 by: sikkert
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