Hi people,

I have to repackage this util so it can be deployed silently on our network. I have an MSI and MST but after you logout/login it is trying to run the install again (self healing I think). Problem is that when the util is installed, some required files are being installed to the current users profile. When you logout and another user logs in, the files are missing.

I read the "hack" article here about changing the variable "Local AppData" to "AppData" but this does not work anymore. Maybe this is a newer version, I don't know.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

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Hi Lane,

I dont think I am technically equipped to answer your question as I am a rookie to this field. But I must say that recently I encountered a similar task. The client had required to install some files in locations specified by them. These were some .EDP and .EBM files to be installed in Program files and My Documents.

For this I made a EXE after compiling a WSE and then adding this .EXE and other two files in a MSI at specified locations by creating new components and then adding theose files accordingly.

Once you install the MSI it installs the files at the specified location for every new user.

Actually for every user it compares the HKLM registry entries with the HKCU entries. If the user is a new user then it installs the file in those specified locations by running the EXE installed by the MSI.

Tell me If have mistaken your problem. Also reply with the steps you took to solve this issue.

Bye and Take Care Every1[:)]
Answered 04/06/2006 by: India_Repackaging
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Validate your package. Check you dont have any ICE18 errors, these will cause perpetual self healing. Use copyfiles table to install files to a users profile, using a HKCU key as a keypath.
Answered 04/07/2006 by: IHateYouMuppets
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