I am trying to deploy PDFCreator 1.2.0 using the REGfile option however I’ve discovered that the full path to the registry file must be specified in orderfor that option to work. Putting the registry file in the same directory as the installer results in an error. Note that the LOADINF option does NOT require the full path.
Using the /LOG option during setup, here is the error that is logged:
An error occurred while trying to read the source file:
The source file “settings.reg” does not exist.
I’m able to duplicate this error on Windows XP 32-bit and Windows 7 64-bit when using the PDFCreator 1.2.0 installer.
Using SysInternals’ Process Monitor it appears that if the full path is not specified for the registry file the installer looks in %SystemDirectory% for the registry file, i.e. for Windows XP 32-bit it looks in C:\Windows\System32 and for Windows 7 64-bit it looks lin C:\Windows\SysWOW64.
If the registry file is either specified with the full path or placed in %SystemDirectory% the installer completes successfully.
Is there another workaround or fix other than specifying the full path?
I’m deploying PDFCreator over a network using Windows System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and mapped drives are not available.