[wix-users] Install files for localService

Rob Mensching rob at firegiant.com
Wed Apr 6 19:29:40 PDT 2022

Never tried, but I expect you'd need to run the installation as LocalSystem. Installing into profile locations not logged in as that user is a might strange and tricky thing to do.

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From: wix-users <wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org> On Behalf Of Lars Sunde via wix-users
Sent: Monday, March 28, 2022 3:17 AM
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Cc: Lars Sunde <laasunde at hotmail.com>
Subject: [wix-users] Install files for localService


Using WIX 3.11 / Windows 10.

We are currently installing files into currently logged on users "user profile" directory (i.e. C:\Users\myuser)

<Property Id="USER_FOLDER">
  <DirectorySearch Id="userProfileSearch" Depth="0" Path="[%USERPROFILE]" /> </Property>

<Directory Id="TARGETDIR" Name="SourceDir">
  <Directory Id="USER_FOLDER">
     <Component Id="xxx"Guid="...">
       <File Source="myfile" KeyPath="yes" />

Two questions:

  1.  How can we modify above setup to install files to "NT AUTHORITY\LocalService" user directory? ( Actual path is C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local).
  2.  Does WIX provide functionality to find USER_DIR for a specific CLSID? So input "S-1-5-19" and output "C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService" or similar.

Kind regards, Lars A

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