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Automatically Set Shared .dll Attribute




by John Loomes

This WISE for Windows Installer macro will set the
shared .dll attribute on all files within Windows, WindowsSystem32
or Winnt, Winntsystem32 every time you Save your MSI package.

This WISE for Windows Installer macro will set the
shared .dll attribute on all files within Windows, WindowsSystem32
or Winnt, Winntsystem32 every time you Save your MSI package

Setting this attribute is necessary in order to provide backwards
compatability with non-MSI based applications, and can take a LONG
time to do manually, for a larger applications.

Note: Because of the way in which MSI stores Directories, this
macros cant handle file in application specific subdirectories of
WINNTWindows. However, applications that do this should be few and
far between so this macro should solve MOST of your problems….

To use the macro: paste the code below into your WISE macro file
(default is Wise For Windows InstallertemplatesMacros.wbs. It is
then activated for use within MSI packages you create in WISE.

This macro has been tested sucessfully on Windows 2000, but as
usual I accept NO responsibility for the results you get by using
it!

 

Sub
WFWIEvents_Save(strPathname)

Dim
tblComponent
Dim rowComponent
Dim strDirectory

Dim strWindows
Set
tblComponent = WTables(“Component”)
For Each rowComponent In
tblComponent.WRows
StrWindows =
rowComponent(“Directory_”)
StrWindows =
Left(strWindows,12)
If strWindows = “SystemFolder” Or
strWindows = “WindowsFolde” Then
rowComponent(“Attributes”) =
CInt(rowComponent(“Attributes”)) Or 8
End
If
Next

End
Sub

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