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SilentFiddler
post May 6 2009, 07:12 AM
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I am trying to distribute a runtime application in which I need to have a registry key set:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Access\Security\Trusted Locations] "AllowNetworkLocations"=dword:00000001
The details for the Package Solution wizard on:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb501030.asp
show that you can add registry keys and set name, type, value etc, but my version of the Developer Extensions does not include Type on Page 3 of the Wizard.
I have downloaded the January 09 release of the DE and re-installed, but still no luck.
Has anybody had any success in getting registry keys set through the installation.
I have been successful with the following:
1. Manually setting the registry key.
2. Creating a registry settings file, and running that to set the registry keys.
3. Setting up a key for the path to a trusted location within the Package Solutions Wizard.
The thing I have the problem with is setting the AllowNetworkSettings key, because this needs to be type DWORD and my developer extensions doesn't have anywhere (that I can find!) to choose the type.
I could "crunch" a solution by using 1 or 2 above (probably 2) but as this is a distributed solution, I want to be able to just give users an install package with nothing else to do afterwards.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks
Lee
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