Software Deployment Question

Shortcut pinned to the process line reruns old program MSI (windows 7)

12/09/2014 1124 views


I have this annoying thing going on

 I have a MSI product where the User have pinned a shortcut to the Process line.

If I replace the product with a new version of the same product and same start EXE and program location.

 The pinned shortcut when activated try’s to rerun the installation of the old version of program


2 Comments   [ + ] Show comments


  • That's probably because the shortcut was, in Windows Installer terminology, an "advertised shortcut". WI sees that the EXE (etc) that the shortcut was referring to is missing and sets about repairing it, exactly as intended.

    You need to replace the shortcut with one from the new installation (probably buried in the 'Start/Programs/[Vendor_name]' tree) or create a new, unadvertised one.

    You can easily tell if it's advertised or not, as the 'Target' for an advertised shortcut doesn't contain the path to the EXE, but the name of the product.
  • I think you have a god point, the shortcut is actually a advertised shortcut, thank you for the fast reply

Be the first to answer this question

This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site and/or clicking the "Accept" button you are providing consent Quest Software and its affiliates do NOT sell the Personal Data you provide to us either when you register on our websites or when you do business with us. For more information about our Privacy Policy and our data protection efforts, please visit GDPR-HQ