Shortcut icon on longhorn
Posted 21 June 2006 - 12:43
There is an executable that contains the icon. In installshield i point to this executable as the icon file.
Can someone tell why the icon is not getting displayed in Longhorn.
Posted 22 June 2006 - 09:12
Are you testing this on Longhorn server, or on Vista? Are you using the latest beta?
Posted 22 June 2006 - 09:14
Posted 22 June 2006 - 09:24
Posted 22 June 2006 - 10:10
What is ARPPRODUCTICON ?
Posted 22 June 2006 - 13:07
When i try to change the icon, it says the exe am referring to does not contain any icons. However, the exe has icons in it which gets displayed when i created a shortcut using installshield as i developed this installer.
Even in this example, the shortcut with the correct icon gets displayed on a win2k3 box but not on longhorn.
Please please somebody help.
Posted 23 June 2006 - 17:31
Maybe it's a access permissions problem (security on the Installer folder). You may want to contact Microsoft with this problem (does your sample project validate without errors?).
A non-advertised shortcut would probably work I guess.
Posted 27 June 2006 - 15:47
The icon appears if i use a ico file as a icon file instead of an exe. Any clue why it is so?
Also, is it required to use InstallShield 12 to support installation on Longhorn/Vista?
Posted 28 June 2006 - 07:46
I've received a similar problem report. It appears that if you specify an .ico file InstallShield uses this ico file for the shortcut icon, but if you specify an .exe it uses an .exe. This may make a difference for Vista's security features.
Are you installing per-machine (ALLUSERS=1) or per-user? Please try the first to see if that makes any difference.
Posted 28 June 2006 - 13:52
A sample install package built using IS12 also does not have the shortcut icon when the icon file refers to the exe. It works with ico file. Similar behavior as IS11.
What are the security features in vista that make a difference between ico and exe files?