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akb
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Wrapper for an already portable app?

Hi there,

I want to create a CD-ROM based on a portable web server and have a problem with Windows Vista. The portable web server (Server2go) crashes if it is not launched as an admin, so it's needed to force a UAC dialog for running it from autostart in Vista.

My idea now is to create an NSIS wrapper dialog, that forks the Server2go launcher, so if the wrapper dialog causes a UAC verification the server will start correctly.

Could anyone help me with this, please? I do not know NSIS well, only have read about it and installed it a few minutes before, but I don't think I'd get this to work that quick, so any help is apreciated Smile

John T. Haller
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Rename it

Just rename the EXE to include the word 'setup'. Vista is dumb and will assume it needs admin permissions.

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akb
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lol... thank you for this,

lol... thank you for this, it really (!) works. Solves a lot of problems Smile

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Sorry

Please re-read the forum guidelines. You are not to post links to websites that are part of your entity, this is known as self-promotion. Be thankful I caught this before John did. Also, if it's your signature, then you must include a dividor and instead of a URL as a link, it must be something like My Blog or My Site, like my signature.

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sorry?

uhm... this is just my signature as you have it too. please remove yours too, thanks Smile

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Not quite

That actually looks like a personal blog to me, if I'm not mistaken. So all that needs to be done is to change it from a paster in URL to a "My Blog" style link.

Please don't jump on new users who may be unaware of the guidelines. It's not nice.

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I agree...

That's the second time I've seen him do that now.

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Clarification:

All flavors of Windows are dumb.

What's even dumber are the various component applets:

I particularly like the brain-dead IE browser, which all too often *insists* that I type "www" before, and ".com" after, each URL I attempt to reach.

Schmucks.

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