Launching program from MSI package


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Andrius Kr

Hi,

I have developed simple application (one .exe file). I want to distribute it in the domain using GroupPolicy. Therefore I took WinINSTALL LE 2003 and repacked application so, that it is placed in system32 directory and also is placed to auto-run from HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run key.

The problem is that I want to run that application right after its install from MSI package itself - to avoid additional reboot. Is it possible to make this happed with WinINSTALL LE 2003 or Orca. I have searched google, but found no information, maybe my query keywords are lame :\
 
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Phil Wilson

It's normal to put programs in the Program Files Folder\Company Name\Product
Name, so it's rather unusual that you want to put it in the System folder.
Anyway, the usual way to make a program run all the time (if it's supposed
to run whether someone is logged on or not) is to to make it a Service. If
you just want it to run when someone logs on, that Run key is ok, but the
Startup group of the Start, Program Files menu is useful if your users also
need a shortcut to it. If you want to run a program out of an install, look
at custom actions, but I'm not sure how much WinInstall LE lets you do with
them.
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Phil Wilson
[MVP Windows Installer]
Definitive Guide to Windows Installer
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1590592972/104-7044380-4696760

Hi,

I have developed simple application (one .exe file). I want to
distribute it in the domain using GroupPolicy. Therefore I took WinINSTALL
LE 2003 and repacked application so, that it is placed in system32 directory
and also is placed to auto-run from
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run key.

The problem is that I want to run that application right after its
install from MSI package itself - to avoid additional reboot. Is it possible
to make this happed with WinINSTALL LE 2003 or Orca. I have searched google,
but found no information, maybe my query keywords are lame :\
 

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