[wix-users] Elevated CA before GUI?

Persson, Magnus (SE-TLX) magnus.persson at assaabloy.com
Wed Aug 17 06:09:39 PDT 2016

I am fairly new to WiX and have not yet looked at the util schema. 
Perhaps that will work.
It would be nicer to stop our services and kill our processes from WiX 
instead of asking the user to do it manually and restart the msi/setup-file.

I see there is a 'TerminateProcess' attribute to the CloseApplication 
util. As long as this can be called before the file copy process starts 
it will be fine.

The RestartResource sound like it will restart the service. What I need 
is to stop the service. Can this be done?


On 2016-08-17 14:23, Phill Hogland wrote:
> Have you considered using the Restart Manager:
>      <util:RestartResource ServiceName="My_service_Short_Name"/>
>      <util:RestartResource ProcessName="MyApp.exe"/>
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> Subject: [wix-users] Elevated CA before GUI?
> I need to call a CustomAction before the GUI part is shown to check if
> services or processes that are part of our software suite is running and
> if so, tell the user to terminate the running application and restart
> the installer when done.
> The problem is that the 'process snapshot' APIs do require elevated
> rights and I do not know how to do that in the InstallUISequence.
> I use the CA to set conditional properties that will trigger the error
> message so running the CA as deferred will be too late for that.
> Any ideas how to solve it in a better way?
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