[OT, maybe] - configuring a Windows Installer for a Standalone

Graham Samuel livfoss at mac.com
Tue Apr 10 11:57:46 EDT 2018


Babysitting over, tried it, it works! 

Thanks a million.

BTW Trevor’s suggestion of 

> PrivilegesRequired=admin

didn’t work, and didn’t even get the install process to ask the user to change the privileges, which surprised me, but then I know nothing.

Thanks for all the patient readers that helped with this.

Graham

I wrote:

> Woo! That looks promising! Will try it - have to go babysitting now, but soon enough…
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Graham
> 
>> On 5 Apr 2018, at 15:46, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
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>> Just poking around, a manifest is like a config file for the app. As I mentioned, your installer maker solution may have a way to configure one. If not, apparently there are solutions that allow you to post process your executable to include one. 
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>> Also worth considering, in the Windows tab of the Standalone Application Settings, at the bottom of the window is a popup menu for UAC settings. Unless your app will require Administrative Access to the file system, I would set this to Same as Invoker. Apparently this wil create some kind of manifest. Also, the app will run with the same permissions as the caller. This should prevent Windows from thinking the app must be run as an administrator. 
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>> Bob S
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>>> On Apr 5, 2018, at 06:58 , Graham Samuel via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
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>>> Hmm, thanks for the discussion. I see that it is not a straightforward issue, and I am probably forced to get my hands dirty in the world of Windows. I am aching for a very simple set of step-by-step instructions, but of course that is not the job of anyone on this list! BTW, I am also asking in the Inno Setup forum, and have had some replies, but despite my references to LiveCode, it appears that nobody there can believe I’m not using Visual Basic or C++. There is dark talk of manifests, about which I know nothing, but maybe I can piece together an idiot’s solution.
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