[wix-users] Per-machine Burn registration when chain includes skipped per-user packages
steve.dower at python.org
Mon Sep 4 10:13:19 PDT 2017
I'm raising a question I asked a while ago in case things have changed.
Otherwise I'll be coming up with a workaround in my custom bootstrapper
this week while I have time allocated.
For context, my main bundle def is at
and a representative package group is
In my chain, I have both per-machine and per-user packages, and a very
early decision in the bootstrapper chooses which set are enabled.
However, an *earlier* decision in the Burn library (i.e. not in my code)
has already decided that registration should always be per-user. This is
despite the fact that only per-machine packages will eventually be
installed, and the registration should therefore be for the entire machine.
Last time I asked there was no way to force registration to be
per-machine during the planning stage. I'm hoping that has changed?
My current thinking for a workaround is to find the per-user
registration in a post-install step and move it to the HKLM hive. Then I
believe I should be able to manually detect the per-machine registration
at launch and take the appropriate path (I don't have any need to
support simultaneous per-user and per-machine installs - once it's there
for the machine, it's okay to block an equivalent per-user install).
Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
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