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When I am distributing an Installshield package to my users via SMS I run into problems with HKey_Current_User registry entries. They don't get pushed down to my users machines. In order for the install to have admin rights via SMS I have to push my MSI down utilizing the System Account on the PC. I know that this is the source of my issue but how do I get these HKey_Current_User keys down into my users HKey_Current_User hive? Thanks ahead of time.
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Obviously if a user is not logged on (when SMS attempts to install the software) then the MSI won't be able to create these HKCU registry keys. Makes sense?

There are a few ways to resolve this. My preferred method is to move the HKCU registry keys to the advertised sub-feature and make one of them a key path for the relevant component. When the user clicks on an advertised entry point (such as a file association, or shortcut) the program will perform a self-heal (based on the missing HKCU registry key path you configured) and install these HKCU registry keys.
Answered 04/24/2006 by: brenthunter2005
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