[izpack-devel] Vista

Stefan Wachter stefan.wachter at gmx.de
Thu Mar 15 12:53:08 CET 2007

Hi all,

I found some information about the application manifest that is needed to take care for having 
enough privileges: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa480150.aspx#accprotvista_topic8


PS: I found the uninstaller jar does not work because it has not enough privileges. In a plain VISTA 
installation IzPack writes files that can not be removed by the user who did the installation. In 
order to make the uninstaller jar work I had to start the uninstaller also via an exe launcher. I 
named the executable uninstall.exe. Now the uninstaller removes the files.

Markus Schlegel wrote:
> Tested it last December on Vista. Shortcuts and registry entries work
> well as far as I can see.
> Of corse, I tested only my installer and not a complete set of features.
> What's left to do is documenting that the installer must contain "setup"
> or "installer" in its name in order that vista knows it must elevate to
> the SuperUser Access token.
> Maybe there ist a way of providing a "manifestfile" for it, but I don't
> know how to do this.
> Markus
> -----Original Message-----
> From: izpack-devel-bounces at lists.berlios.de
> [mailto:izpack-devel-bounces at lists.berlios.de] On Behalf Of Elmar Grom
> Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 2:54 AM
> To: Izpack
> Subject: [izpack-devel] Vista
> Hi everybody,
> there is something else, that I think we need to keep on our agenda.
> Since Vista is now officially released it is time to find out if IzPack
> still works properly on the new platform. In particular I am concerned
> about shortcuts and Registry entries.
> If anyone on the list has access to a Vista machine or plans to get one
> in the near future, please run a test and let us know what you find.
> Some folks on the team might even suggest and/or prepare a set of tests
> to run.
>        Elmar
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