Hello. I've a stupid app. (jinitiator) which is easy to deploy but we require to perform some post-install configuration which is user specific. (uses c:\documents and settings\<user>\.jinit).

Can anybody point me please to a tool/faq/procedure for doing this configuration at first logon ?

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Make that file a key file (I would probably create a seperate component for it)...

Then use Stubpath to with a msiexec /fou <GUID> /qn to install the file for each user. (You can use other switches then qn but i find it causes less help desk tickets...)

Stubpath is a registry key that is found under Active Setup Key -- HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ActiveSetup\<GUID>
"stubpath"=msiexec /fou <GUID> /qn

For every user this will launch a reinstall of older/missing files and user based registry keys ... you can change the parameters to change the actions...

Once it runs it will add the key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ActiveSetup\<GUID> -- Notice it's too the Current User Hive ... so if you ever need it to rerun just delete that key... You can also do it by adding a Version value and just changing that...

You maybe able to find info on this on the web or MSDN...

Good Luck
Answered 08/15/2006 by: gmorgan618
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