HKEY_CURRENT_USER vs HKEY_USERS
Posted 17 November 2009 - 17:27
In my absence, our install was modified - all registry entries under HKCU were moved to HKU in our installation build template. Does anyone see a problem with this?
I don't know why it was done, but everything was moved under HKU\.Default. I thought this was hit when a new user was added. I'm wondering if by placing the values under HKU\.Default, they will be available when an existing user installs and uses the product.
Any info on this would be more than GREATLY appreciated!
Posted 18 November 2009 - 13:54
|I thought this was hit when a new user was added.|
Note: if your application wants to read the entries from HKU/.Default instead of HKCU then it's a different story.
Posted 18 November 2009 - 15:08
Yeah, testing is going to be the key here. Unfortunately, a release went out to the field with this change just before I was called back to were here.
Posted 18 November 2009 - 18:43
Posted 18 November 2009 - 22:45
I'm just wondering if, worst case scenario, I have to coninue down this path of writing stuff to HKU to sidestep the need for repair if that is a good solution.
I can't really find anything on this and most have said they've never seen an installer have to write stuff to HKU.