KACE Product Support Question

Create a subfolder for my shortcuts

12/11/2008 6952 views
I'm new to this program but I like it alot
But I have a problem

After I have run the MSI packet I have create I have see that all my shortcuts to the exe file is in the Programs folder at the start menu.
I like to have my own folder under the Programs folder but I have no idea how to do it

I have try with both / and \ in that square I name what the shortcuts going to have

For exempel I have try for fun to create a MSI packet of OpenOffice and I dont want to have all the shortcuts in programs folder in the start menu
so I have try "OpenOffice\OpenOffice Writer" and I have try "OpenOffice/OpenOffice Writer" and that say bad character when I try to run the MSI packet.
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The current release of the AppDeploy Repackager does not support placing shortcuts in subfolders. For now you would need to edit the MSI once it has been created, tested and determined to meet your needs. I recommend InstEd which is also free and available at: http://www.instedit.com/
Answered 12/11/2008 by: bkelly
Red Belt

Thanks that look a very good program but is a little hard to unstand and not so much manual to read.
For exempel, I have found the table "shortcut" and I can see something with name "ProgramMenuFolder"

But how does it work if I want to have the shortcut in a folder with name "Office" ?
Answered 12/15/2008 by: laban
Senior Yellow Belt

The manual you should read is regarding Windows Installer (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc185688(VS.85).aspx) and not InstEd as it's just a table editor.

Go to the Directory table and add an entry for the Office folder.
Directory: OfficeProgramMenuFolder
Directory_Parent: ProgramMenuFolder
DefaultDir: Office

In the Shortcut table change the Directory_ column value to OfficeProgramMenuFolder for your shortcut.

Directory table: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa368295.aspx
Shortcut Table: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa371847(VS.85).aspx
Answered 12/15/2008 by: AngelD
Red Belt

ohh thanks :)
Answered 12/15/2008 by: laban
Senior Yellow Belt

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