Hello.. I made a package of DesktopBinder Lite V2. It automatically creates a shortcut in the startup and program files folder. It points to the "feature" and it tries to install the software each time you open the shortcut. How do I get it to only do it once so if I deploy it the user can click to install and then click again in the future to use. I've seen some packages automatically do that... wonder why this one does not.

I went ahead and took off the feature and just had it point directly to the exe it is looking for. This is fine.. because I'll probally deploy it per computer anyway and they won't have to click it to install anyhow. But I could see how this may be good down the road if I want to deploy it assigned by user.

Thank you for the answer in advance.
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They should never reinstall with each launch. Have you checked the Event Log for WFP (Windows File Protection) errors? If the package contains a WFP protected file, Windows will undo what the package does. Then the next time the package is launched, the MSI will realize a key file isn't there and reinstall. Which Windows will change right back.... and so on, and so on, ad nauseum.
Answered 02/16/2005 by: VikingLoki
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If you have created this MSI yourself, then it sounds like a broken component. Look at the Application Event Log and it should tell you which component tried to reinstall itself. Then check that components key path to ensure they are correct.
Answered 02/16/2005 by: brenthunter2005
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