View Full Version : Random MSI Name in UAC Prompt

06-20-2007, 11:50 AM
Using InstalShield 2008 to build my msi package, when I install my msi package on Vista and UAC prompts the user, it displays a random 5 character MSI name.

Anyone know a workaround to actually display the name of my MSI in that UAC dialog?


06-21-2007, 04:52 PM
Tracked this down to an issue in signing our msi. You need to add a Description/Name when signing.

Details at: http://www.creativedocs.net/blog/archives/33-Automating-code-signing.html

Mike Marino
06-22-2007, 08:04 AM
Are you signing using our built in signing support, or signing the MSI yourself?

I beleive our built in support handles this automatically. Signing the file yourself (using signtool.exe) will require using the command line switch /d to set the Description.