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unsafe application and UI basic

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 12:32


I've generated an MSI with visual studio 2003.
I've not changed the UI level.
(if it is imprtant: I've inserted with Orca the property ALLUSERS=2)

I've installed the MSI package on many Windows98 and every thing is ok.
But on the customer's PC (another windows98) there is the following error:

"The advertised application will not be installed because it might be unsafe. Contact your administrator the change the installation user interface of the package to be basic"

any idea?
thanks so much

Edited by Stefania, 16 January 2007 - 12:38.

Stefan Krueger

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 17:57

Looks like a permission or policy problem. Installs with full UI may be disabled on this machine, as this would allow users to change the instalaltion settings. In Basic UI this is not possible, therefore the message recommends changing the UI to basic.
I've seen information about this problem some time ago, but I don't recall the exact details.
As a workaround try:
msiexec.exe /i your.msi /qb
where /qb means Basic UI.

Is that computer really running Windows 98 ?