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by SteveDude
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Appdata files going to admin's appdata instead of standard user
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: Appdata files going to admin's appdata instead of standard user

What are you using to populate the $MYAPPDATA$ variable?


Get Folder Location System->Application Data Directory and/or Get Common Folder System->Application Data Directory should return the actual path as long as you don't have Get for all users checked.
by SteveDude
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Dialog Editor - Caption text not fully displaying
Replies: 1
Views: 972

Re: Dialog Editor - Caption text not fully displaying

I've had that happen a few times. The workaround is to stretch the text block out further.

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by SteveDude
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Installer Prep Screen looks poor on 4K Display
Replies: 4
Views: 1093

Re: Installer Prep Screen looks poor on 4K Display

Since it's the first dialog displayed and the first impression of your software by a user, it should be put on a priority list. For now I'm just using a very short string.
by SteveDude
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Installer Prep Screen looks poor on 4K Display
Replies: 4
Views: 1093

Installer Prep Screen looks poor on 4K Display

I build all my setups on a box with a display settings set of 2048x1152. When the setups are run on 4k displays the dialogs look fine but the installation preparation display bar text is way to large. See screen capture...


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I am using the latest release - Studio Admin.
by SteveDude
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: How do I build a native setup that can be run by a standard (f.e. Windows 10) user without elevation.
Replies: 1
Views: 946

Re: How do I build a native setup that can be run by a standard (f.e. Windows 10) user without elevation.

You might look up the OVERRIDECACHE variable in the help file which allows you to specify a cache location of your choosing. If it returns empty the directory cannot be written too.
by SteveDude
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: What on earth is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 3155

Re: What on earth is this?

I thought it was kind of cool, like an artist signing a masterpiece. It's always at the bottom and you can add some empty comments to move it down.
by SteveDude
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Not Enough Storage Space...to complete this operation
Replies: 3
Views: 1201

Re: Not Enough Storage Space...to complete this operation

I'm not expert in your type installs, but have you tried checking the space first using some of the predefined variables. The cache can be pretty big, more than double of the installer at times. You can override the location with OVERRIDECACHE.
by SteveDude
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: CSS File Manipulation
Replies: 1
Views: 1031

Re: CSS File Manipulation

Have you tried Replace String?

What I've done with a couple of installs is create the complete data file whatever it may be that requires no changes, install it using the Native Engine and then appended the part I did want to change to that file.
by SteveDude
Mon May 21, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: X6 Code Signing Failing - Multiple Builds
Replies: 3
Views: 1315

Re: X6 Code Signing Failing - Multiple Builds

I've ran into it too. If it's an SH2 certificate, the time server that never fails for me is http://timestamp.comodoca.com/rfc3161.

If you haven't already, you might try the standalone Intallaware codesigning app and find the one that works the best and then use it in your installations from there.
by SteveDude
Mon May 21, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: DOWNLOAD FILE
Replies: 9
Views: 9056

Re: DOWNLOAD FILE

Glad you have it solved too. I'll mention this and it may save a headache or two later. depending on the server,.7ZIP is not always defined as a MIME type, so when I've had problems with it that's one of the first things check.
by SteveDude
Mon May 21, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Plug-In Development
Topic: .NET Bridge in VB.NET
Replies: 0
Views: 1210

.NET Bridge in VB.NET

Haven't been on here for quite awhile because I've been so busy. In part, because my IA installs just look better than the other guys and they are rock solid (No bull). Had somebody ask me the other day what installers are out there. My response there's only one worth looking at. You all did knock i...
by SteveDude
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Create Shortcut to folder instead of file
Replies: 4
Views: 1669

Re: Create Shortcut to folder instead of file

Sometimes I think I get things to work, because I'm not smart enough to know they shouldn't, but I've used this type of thing in multiple installers and never had an issue...

Create Shortcut $SHORTCUTFOLDER$\EPS Files Folder to $COMMONDOCUMENTS$\Clipart\Master Vector Clipart Collection\EPS Files
by SteveDude
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Installer stops with no error
Replies: 14
Views: 4509

Re: Installer stops with no error

I'm replying to this post, just so I can keep track of any information that may be revealed. I'm having a similar problem on one clients machine with an installer that has been successfully used on well over a thousand machines. Installer starts, decompresses, then stops immediately when the stub st...
by SteveDude
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Problem with install that I haven't been able to solve
Replies: 1
Views: 1051

Problem with install that I haven't been able to solve

I have this one installer that has been installed on no less than a thousand machines without any issues whatsoever until this one client. It's a single EXE install that decompresses and creates a temp folder in c:\programdata with a name that starts with mia. You can see in the task manager that th...
by SteveDude
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: The following applications should be closed prompt
Replies: 21
Views: 6704

Re: The following applications should be closed prompt

I do quite a few shell extensions and namespaces and although there are some ways around it, it is best that you restart explorer especially when doing an uninstall. There is no need for a full reboot. There is an IA Plugin at the link below as well as C# source for something I use... https://www.in...

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