View Full Version : Vista Certification Test Case 22 - Custom columns to Shortcut table

06-22-2007, 12:55 AM

Im working towards a Vista certification and am using a basic msi project for our installation. As part of the certification, it is imperative that custom columns are not added to the Windows Installers standard tables. While I was checking, I noticed that the Shortcuts table has a few extra columns, namely DisplayResourceDLL, DisplayResourceID, DescriptionResourceDLL and DescriptionResourceID.

I do have shortcuts that I use in my installation, but these columns are empty for all my shortcuts. Is there any way to remove these columns safely from the table or are they used internally for something ?


06-22-2007, 07:48 AM
Those columns are new to MSI 4.0; the current "Shortcut Table" help topic has details of what those new columns are for.

06-24-2007, 07:10 PM
Great - thanks again Robert. The table supplied in the Vista certification package must be slightly dated.