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Vista Deployment includes Registering COM component

Using Visual Studio 2005 I have VB project that produces a program that is
to be deployed using a VS2005 deployment project. There are some legacy COM
components that need to be registered with Windows.

Everything works jus fine under XP, including the COM components
self-registration. But when the deployment msi or setup.exe are run under
Vista (Business Ed), the self-registration fails with an Authorities error -
even when I hae the UAC turned off.

I can manually register the COM component after the installation fails, but
that's not a very elegant way to introduce a new user to the product -
having the installation fail and requiring them to perform as separate
manual step.

Is there any way to get a VS2005 deployment project to register a COM
component when run under Vista?

Thanks in advance,
Geoff

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Feb 15 '08 #1
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"Geoff Blood" <ge***@tnhg.com wrote in message
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Is there any way to get a VS2005 deployment project to register a COM
component when run under Vista?
I would think that the deployment project comes out as an exe, msi ect ect,
since I have never created a setup project.

Have you tries right-clicking it and run it with Run As Administrator?

Feb 15 '08 #2
On Feb 16, 12:14 am, "Geoff Blood" <ge...@tnhg.com wrote:
Using Visual Studio 2005 I have VB project that produces a program that is
to be deployed using a VS2005 deployment project. There are some legacy COM
components that need to be registered with Windows.

Everything works jus fine under XP, including the COM components
self-registration. But when the deployment msi or setup.exe are run under
Vista (Business Ed), the self-registration fails with an Authorities error -
even when I hae the UAC turned off.

I can manually register the COM component after the installation fails, but
that's not a very elegant way to introduce a new user to the product -
having the installation fail and requiring them to perform as separate
manual step.

Is there any way to get a VS2005 deployment project to register a COM
component when run under Vista?

Thanks in advance,
Geoff

--

Geoff Blood - "The ACT! Customizer"
ACT! Certified Consultant

Serving the ACC Community since 1994

The New Hampton Group, Mountain View, CA

ACT! customized for your success

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AIM: ACTCustomizer
Is the behaivour same on all target machines? It's possible that not
be admin or restricted group policy settings may have been causing
this.
Feb 16 '08 #3
yes, with the same results. Any other ideas?

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Serving the ACC Community since 1994

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"Mr. Arnold" <MR. Ar****@Arnold.c omwrote in message
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"Geoff Blood" <ge***@tnhg.com wrote in message
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Is there any way to get a VS2005 deployment project to register a COM
component when run under Vista?

I would think that the deployment project comes out as an exe, msi ect
ect, since I have never created a setup project.

Have you tries right-clicking it and run it with Run As Administrator?

Feb 17 '08 #4
It happens on all the machines that I tried. I WAS admin on all machines.
I'm not familiar with Group policies - what are they, how are they managed,
andhow could they affect my users when they try to install my program?

TIA,
Geoff

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On Feb 16, 12:14 am, "Geoff Blood" <ge...@tnhg.com wrote:
>Using Visual Studio 2005 I have VB project that produces a program that
is
to be deployed using a VS2005 deployment project. There are some legacy
COM
components that need to be registered with Windows.

Everything works jus fine under XP, including the COM components
self-registration. But when the deployment msi or setup.exe are run
under
Vista (Business Ed), the self-registration fails with an Authorities
error -
even when I hae the UAC turned off.

I can manually register the COM component after the installation fails,
but
that's not a very elegant way to introduce a new user to the product -
having the installation fail and requiring them to perform as separate
manual step.

Is there any way to get a VS2005 deployment project to register a COM
component when run under Vista?

Thanks in advance,
Geoff

--

Geoff Blood - "The ACT! Customizer"
ACT! Certified Consultant

Serving the ACC Community since 1994

The New Hampton Group, Mountain View, CA

ACT! customized for your success

ge...@tnhg.com www.tnhg.comwww .ACTCustomizer. com
AIM: ACTCustomizer

Is the behaivour same on all target machines? It's possible that not
be admin or restricted group policy settings may have been causing
this.

Feb 17 '08 #5

"Mr. Arnold" <MR. Ar****@Arnold.c omwrote in message
news:%2******** **********@TK2M SFTNGP03.phx.gb l...
>
"Geoff Blood" <ge***@tnhg.com wrote in message
news:%2******** ********@TK2MSF TNGP05.phx.gbl. ..
>>
Is there any way to get a VS2005 deployment project to register a COM
component when run under Vista?

I would think that the deployment project comes out as an exe, msi ect
ect, since I have never created a setup project.

Have you tries right-clicking it and run it with Run As Administrator?
This is what I would do at the moment for a quick workaround. I think Vista
can still run a Batch file. I would create a Batch file that is using
Regsvr32 Dllname.dll and register the DLL with the user executing that
Batch file. You can have the Batch file and the DLL in a zip file, and have
them unzip it and have them do it, until you figure out to do it with a Net
deployment project.

You may have to look at the .Net Framework Configuration polices, off of
Control Panel/Admin Tools at the machine in question to see what are the
rights for a .Net solution to do anything at the workstation level. It's a
shot and also policies on the Vista machine when using the secpol.mmc at the
Run Box, using Run As Admin rights.


Feb 17 '08 #6

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