I installed the new firestorm release on my Windows 7 x86 machine twice. Both times i left the check in the “configure initial settings” option on the completion page of the installer, but nothing happens.
this option does not seem to have any effect. can anyone confirm this?
Launching the configuration program from the start menu does work, so this is just a minor thing.
on my setup (all new, clean install), I think the configuration was triggered but locked up – I got a prompt for the file permissions to be set, but after OKing this had to kill it with task manager when it had not finished half an hour later.
It never got as far as visibly running the main config utility.
The configuration wizard will not launch from the install if you have UAC enabled. We have not found any workaround to this problem (other than turning off UAC or launching manually).
Is it possible to create the configurator shortcut with the ‘run as adminitrator’ flag set, then trigger the first run via that shortcut so it’s gets admin rights?
There must be a standard mechanism for doing something like this, many ‘system’ installers like Antivirus and drivers etc. pop up an Admin rights box so they can operate without restrictions.
if the setup program is packaged as an executable the “run as administrator” option is present in the context menu.
this option is not available for .msi files.
I'm not suggesting run the installer as administrator;
the installer creates a shortcut in the start menu to run the config tool. That shortcut appears to have the run as admin flag set.
Can’t you in effect trigger the shortcut after the install is complete, so that in turn triggers the UAC or whatever and gets admin rights (from the user) for the config tool?
Hi, I'm new to media browser and i saw this issue. I'm not sure if this is any help or not but I've previously used this to get around UAC issues.
It allows you to elevate a process fairly easy, it also allows you to run another process from an elevated process as a standard user (normally it would be started with the same level as the parent process)
I'm pretty sure it can check to see if UAC is enabled as well.
In the past I've had very good results with a little freeware app named MSILaunch written by Cornerhouse software. you can post-process your built msi-setup.
Unfortunately VS doesn’t properly expose this MSI funtionality, at least 2005 didn’t… I never touched VS 2008
What about a popup after installation is complete, urging the user to configure their settings using the Configuration Wizard??