[wix-devs] Certain registry keys cause link to fail unless linker is run as administrator (#4753)

Sean Hall r.sean.hall at gmail.com
Sat Jan 16 21:19:04 PST 2021

You're asking what to do with Key="Software\WBM\WB\\"? It should do the
same thing as if the double backslash was in the middle (like
Key="Software\WBM\\WB"). You might have to test that on v3 since validation
isn't implemented in v4 yet.

On Sat, Jan 16, 2021 at 10:11 PM Ron Martin via wix-devs <
wix-devs at lists.wixtoolset.org> wrote:

> @Sean,
> I took a look at this issue today and was able to get your test to run
> successfully. The fix, however, begs the question, "What do you want to
> do if a registry key ends in more than one backslash? For the moment, I
> have simply let all but the last pass through to the registry table.
> Ron
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