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07-20-2006, 01:14 AM

I've created a new msi installation for Vista which requires Administaration permissions.

Everything goes well but the shortcut created on the Desktop and the start->program ... are shown as elvetad is that a Vista or installshiled issue?? the icon file which the project uses does not have this add-on..

example attched

07-20-2006, 09:31 AM
Please try using the updated icon resource executable attached in the following thread:

07-20-2006, 09:34 AM
I've already tried it, still doesent help.

07-20-2006, 12:30 PM
I believe that the admin shield is actually a feature on Windows Vista meant to alert the user that the application requires admin privileges.

The UACBlog (http://blogs.msdn.com/uac/search.aspx?q=shield&p=1) has a couple of posts that refer to the shield (not specifically for shortcuts, but it is being used in a lot of other places). Check those out for related information.

Debbie Landers
Macrovision Corporation

07-21-2006, 08:49 AM
Does the shield overlay appear if you install notepad.exe with a sample project? Also, does your executable include an application manifest marked as "requireAdministrator"?