Installer Concerns....

Apr 2, 2011
1,462
10
54
North Carolina, USA
1) The icon for the shortcut refers to C:\Windows\Installer\.... - why not have it refer to whereever the new installed program is?

2) There are multiple builds in "C:\Users\Galloway\AppData\Roaming\JP Software\" so why n ot just keep the last one? Is there any way that a privious build can be used?

Here is my folder listing:
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C:\Users\Galloway\AppData\Roaming\JP Software\Take Command 9.02
C:\Users\Galloway\AppData\Roaming\JP Software\Take Command 10.0
C:\Users\Galloway\AppData\Roaming\JP Software\Take Command 13.04 13.04.63
C:\Users\Galloway\AppData\Roaming\JP Software\Take Command 14.0 14.03.59
C:\Users\Galloway\AppData\Roaming\JP Software\Take Command x64 11.0
C:\Users\Galloway\AppData\Roaming\JP Software\Take Command x64 13.04 13.04.63
C:\Users\Galloway\AppData\Roaming\JP Software\Take Command x64 14.0 14.03.59
C:\Users\Galloway\AppData\Roaming\JP Software\Take Command x64 15.0
C:\Users\Galloway\AppData\Roaming\JP Software\Take Command x64 15.0 15.00.17
C:\Users\Galloway\AppData\Roaming\JP Software\Take Command x64 15.0 15.00.18

3) Is there a way to have a shortcut ALWAYS open a program with "Run as administrator" ?

TIA!!!
 
May 20, 2008
11,530
102
Syracuse, NY, USA
In a shortcut's properties ... Shortcut ... Advanced ... you can check "Run as Administrator" but you'll have to answer the UAC prompt every time. There's a trick you can do with the Win7 task scheduler to avoid the UAC prompt. Make a scheduled task (TCCAdmin) ... run on demand ... always use the highest credentials ... then create a shortcut to "schtasks.exe /run /tn TCCAdmin".

As for all those ancient folders and the ~2mb MSI file in each one, there seems to be little interest in fixing it. I have 87 MB:

Code:
2012-03-21  13:51        <DIR>    Take Command 13.0
2012-03-23  00:11        <DIR>    Take Command 13.04
2012-05-02  23:31        <DIR>    Take Command 13.04 13.04.63
2013-01-12  02:20        <DIR>    Take Command 14.0
2012-07-09  21:20        <DIR>    Take Command 14.0 14.00.28
2012-07-11  23:14        <DIR>    Take Command 14.0 14.00.29
2012-07-26  20:54        <DIR>    Take Command 14.0 14.00.30
2012-08-03  11:04        <DIR>    Take Command 14.0 14.00.31
2012-08-09  21:24        <DIR>    Take Command 14.0 14.00.32
2012-08-13  21:11        <DIR>    Take Command 14.0 14.01.33
2012-08-29  23:58        <DIR>    Take Command 14.0 14.02.35
2012-09-16  21:31        <DIR>    Take Command 14.0 14.02.36
2012-09-18  22:54        <DIR>    Take Command 14.0 14.02.37
2012-09-21  23:07        <DIR>    Take Command 14.0 14.02.38
2012-10-05  10:08        <DIR>    Take Command 14.0 14.02.39
2012-10-09  19:57        <DIR>    Take Command 14.0 14.02.40
2012-10-12  09:50        <DIR>    Take Command 14.0 14.02.41
2012-10-30  16:22        <DIR>    Take Command 14.0 14.02.42
2012-11-01  22:35        <DIR>    Take Command 14.0 14.02.43
2012-11-06  00:01        <DIR>    Take Command 14.0 14.02.44
2012-11-20  00:04        <DIR>    Take Command 14.0 14.03.48
2012-11-23  20:16        <DIR>    Take Command 14.0 14.03.50
2012-11-26  18:03        <DIR>    Take Command 14.0 14.03.51
2012-12-12  00:15        <DIR>    Take Command 14.0 14.03.53
2013-01-06  17:16        <DIR>    Take Command 14.0 14.03.54
2013-01-12  02:21        <DIR>    Take Command 14.0 14.03.55
2013-01-12  13:36        <DIR>    Take Command 14.0 14.03.57
2013-01-14  12:11        <DIR>    Take Command 14.0 14.03.58
2013-01-20  01:10        <DIR>    Take Command 14.0 14.03.59
2013-02-11  18:47        <DIR>    Take Command 15.0
2013-01-11  12:24        <DIR>    Take Command 15.0 15.00.01
2013-01-11  23:47        <DIR>    Take Command 15.0 15.00.02
2013-01-12  13:03        <DIR>    Take Command 15.0 15.00.03
2013-01-13  23:06        <DIR>    Take Command 15.0 15.00.04
2013-01-15  23:47        <DIR>    Take Command 15.0 15.00.05
2013-01-16  13:35        <DIR>    Take Command 15.0 15.00.06
2013-01-18  14:33        <DIR>    Take Command 15.0 15.00.07
2013-01-20  13:33        <DIR>    Take Command 15.0 15.00.08
2013-02-26  23:02        <DIR>    Take Command 15.0 15.00.09
2013-03-01  00:53        <DIR>    Take Command 15.0 15.00.10
2013-03-02  13:09        <DIR>    Take Command 15.0 15.00.11
2013-03-03  14:12        <DIR>    Take Command 15.0 15.00.12
2013-03-03  18:30        <DIR>    Take Command 15.0 15.00.13
2013-03-07  00:22        <DIR>    Take Command 15.0 15.00.15
2013-03-08  00:08        <DIR>    Take Command 15.0 15.00.16
2013-03-09  18:28        <DIR>    Take Command 15.0 15.00.17
2013-03-17  00:14        <DIR>    Take Command 15.0 15.00.18
2013-03-18  10:46        <DIR>    Take Command 15.0 15.00.19
2013-03-19  10:31        <DIR>    Take Command 15.0 15.00.20
2013-03-21  10:18        <DIR>    Take Command 15.0 15.00.21
2013-03-23  20:30        <DIR>    Take Command 15.0 15.00.22
 
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