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crajakar
10-15-2001, 09:44 AM
Try using a "Scheduled Reboot" from the Custom Actions Gallery. This will prompt the user for reboot at the end of the install. Technically once rebooted this file should be removed since there is no lock on it by the system.


"Nebojsa Djogo" <djogon@softwareriver.com> wrote in message news:3bc76450$1@news.installshield.com...
> No. It does not let me delete it manually if the Control Panel was opened at
> least once during a login session (user will do it to access Add/Remove
> programs anyway).
> So what I have to do is reboot (log on/off) and before I open the Control
> Panel I have to delete the file.
> Custom action would not help since I cannot remove it even manually.
>
> What I am surprised about is that ISX is not reporting an error and it is
> not scheduling the file for removal after reboot.
> Do I have to do it manually and schedule the file to be deleted after
> reboot? If I do then ISX was not worth the money.
> Any help on this is much appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Nebojsa Djogo
>
> "Chandima Rajakaruna" <no reply@installshield.com> wrote in message
> news:3bc6f2f4$1@news.installshield.com...
> > This is probably happening in the Win2K because of System File Protection.
> > Does it actually let you delete the cpl file manually? Can you do it with
> > User priviledges. The Windows Installer acts according to Win2K and WinME
> > System File Protection. You also could try deleting this using a Custom
> > Action.
> >
> > "Nebojsa Djogo" <djogon@softwareriver.com> wrote in message
> > news:3bc67fc2$1@news.installshield.com...
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I have a Control Panel Applet (CPL) file with my program and to install
> it
> > I
> > > just place it in the windows system folder.
> > > On uninstall this file never gets removed. There is no error message,
> the
> > > file is not marked for removal after reboot - nothing. It just sits
> there.
> > > Now, I know how to remove it, but my users will not and will ask about
> it.
> > > This should be the simplest operation for an installer- file copy - file
> > > delete. If it cannot be deleted - mark it for delete and delete after
> > > reboot.
> > >
> > > This is happening on Windows 2000 and I am using IS Express 3.51
> > >
> > > Any help is welcome.
> > >
> > > Nebojsa Djogo
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
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