[wix-users] Solved? Puzzling issue with an msi's RegistrySearch...
henderso at opentext.com
Thu Jun 1 07:58:16 PDT 2017
Thanks Nir and Rod,
Changing the RegistrySearch to Type="raw" worked, but why? Does Type="directory" not only check the registry for a value but also do an implicit search for the referenced directory? In my case, the directory didn't exist, but I didn't expect it to check for that.
The doc says that if the child is a DirectorySearch, the type must be "directory", but says nothing about requiring a DirectorySearch child (or any child) if the type is "directory". Type="file" does contain some specifics about child requirements, so I'd consider this a documentation bug at the very least.
Anyway, thanks for the help.
From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Rod Widdowson
Sent: Thursday, June 1, 2017 10:38 AM
To: 'WiX Toolset Users Mailing List' <wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org>
Subject: Re: [wix-users] [EXTERNAL] - Re: Puzzling issue with an msi's RegistrySearch...
> I'm not clued in on Procmon. How would I use it to track this down?
- fire it up.
- Turn of everything except registry monitoring
- Add a process filter for misexec.exe
- watch the install and in particular what it thinks it is doing around your key.
But I'd start with Nir's suggestion...
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