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Installshield package for access - shortcut

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I have created install packages for my ade on mssql installation as a
windows installer package in installshield and it all works fine
except;

1. I want to determine whether Access 2002 is installed and if not,
install the access 2002 runtime.

2. I need to create a shortcut which includes the "\runtime" switch to
force runtime mode for users with a full version of access. The trick
is that this requires the full path to the executable which may be an
existing full version of Access 2002 or the newly installed runtime.

i.e. "c:\program files\office...\msaccess.exe" \runtime
"c:<pathtofile>\myproject.ade"

NOTE:
I do not have, and will not spend more $$$$ on the sagekey scripts.
Installshield is $$$ enough :).

The access packaging and deployment wizard is not the trick either.

Thanks in advance.
Nov 12 '05 #1
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TC
Check for the Access 2k "progid" ("Access.Application.10") in the
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT hive of the registry. Everything you want is available
from there.

HTH,
TC
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I have created install packages for my ade on mssql installation as a
windows installer package in installshield and it all works fine
except;

1. I want to determine whether Access 2002 is installed and if not,
install the access 2002 runtime.

2. I need to create a shortcut which includes the "\runtime" switch to
force runtime mode for users with a full version of access. The trick
is that this requires the full path to the executable which may be an
existing full version of Access 2002 or the newly installed runtime.

i.e. "c:\program files\office...\msaccess.exe" \runtime
"c:<pathtofile>\myproject.ade"

NOTE:
I do not have, and will not spend more $$$$ on the sagekey scripts.
Installshield is $$$ enough :).

The access packaging and deployment wizard is not the trick either.

Thanks in advance.

Nov 12 '05 #2

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Thanks TC - ne chance on a bit of detail on the installshield steps to
create do the tests and create the shortcuts - ne1? - haven't done a
lot of windows installer packages..
Thanks
Nov 12 '05 #3

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TC
ag*****@statlerandwaldorf.com.au (Agent86) wrote in message news:<ea**************************@posting.google. com>...
Thanks TC - ne chance on a bit of detail on the installshield steps to
create do the tests and create the shortcuts - ne1? - haven't done a
lot of windows installer packages..
Thanks


Sorry, I don't know anything about Installshield, at all. Clearly,
you'd need to be looking for instructions or actions that let you read
from the registry. I'd be checking for "registry" in the online help
or printed documentation (assuming there is some!).

Alternatively, I notice there are some newsgroups named like
installshield.*, perhaps you could get help there.

TC
Nov 12 '05 #4

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