multi-cd install : explorer wdo displays
I have an InstallScript MSI project that installs a large database. I create a 5-cd set and, after each prompt to insert the next CD, I insert it and an explorer window appears displaying the contents of the CD. I want to stop this from happening. Is this due to 'autorun' and if so how do you suggest temporarily disabling it?
This problem occurs so far in Windows XP Professional.
Thanks in advance.
I think that it's an XP option.
Could you please explain?
By default XP treats any CD as 'autorun'. Unless it has an autorun.inf to tell it what to do, it assumes that the user will want to browse the CD in order to pick an app to run. You may want to consider putting an autorun.inf on each CD, but one with an empty 'OPEN' option.
I think you can put files on the build CD automatically from the support files view.
Edit: I have not tried this, it just seems logical that this might cause the effect you're after.
Last edited by johnludlow; 10-20-2003 at 09:46 AM.
That makes sense but there is only a DISK1 folder in the support files. I can manually add it to the additional CDs but would like to automate it if possible.