SN Ngaihte

How do I add or embed a manifest to a non-self-containing bootstapper or chainer (setup.exe) file. Please help me with some examples.


Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista How to add manifest to setup.exe file?

Bruce N. Baker - MSFT

Here's some information on creating a product or a package manifest for a bootstrapper.

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa730839(VS.80).aspx

http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/04/10/Bootstrapper/

There are 3rd party applications that can create a bootstrapper manifest also.










Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista How to add manifest to setup.exe file?

T. Siamginsuan Ngaihte

Dear Bruce

I found your information and is very helpful. But one more thing that i have not mentioned is that manifest for UAC (User Access Control) in Vista. Vista requires that Apps's Installer must have an embedded manifest file that verifies the execution levels. It looks something like this:

<security>

<requestedPrivileges>

<requestedExecutionLevel level="asInvoker" uiAccess="false"/>

</requestedPrivileges>

</security>

My question actually is how to add or embed this manifest in my setup.exe file or bootstrapper. I need some more informaiton on this if you can help me.






Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista How to add manifest to setup.exe file?

Julien Roger

You can do that with Visual Studio. Look in the project settings. If your application is .NET, you will have to add the necessary command line as post build.

I recommand you using thememe.exe as the manifest injecter tool provided with VS2005 has bugs.

http://www.msjogren.net/dotnet/eng/tools/default.asp





Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista How to add manifest to setup.exe file?

T. Siamginsuan Ngaihte

There is no such project "settings" page or tab in Setup project type.