View Full Version : Best way to handle user registration?

05-25-2005, 07:06 AM
I have an application that is fairly limited in user access until they register the application, at which point the app becomes unlocked to them. For this to happen, one key file needs to simply be added to the installation directory.

Is there a good way to handle this in InstallShield? At the moment I have two installers, one for the application + one for registration. This works fine, the registration will only install if the app is installed, but has the drawback of being treated like a seperate application. For example to remove the app completely you have to uninstall both... so if you uninstall the app then come to run the Registration Installer again, it thinks it is already installed.

Is there a way to achieve this by using the Update / Patches? I haven't used these yet and I'm unsure if this is the way forward. Cheers for help.