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If I a application in CD-ROM with a setup to install
app should be in such a way it requires CD to execute exe file
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could you please explain your question properly in detail.
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Suppose i have CD I will install in a system if they click  microsoft word.exe file it should not run without ms-office CD i.e, it should not install microsoft word.exe file into the system only it soule have the path
this is only eg
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Within your program - you can test for the presence of a specific file (or series of files) on 'another' drive...

This drive in turn should validate as a) a CDR drive, and b) with the correct media label.

(obviously you can't assume that D: is always a CD!)

Of course you can also start doing other things as well - like uniques hardware serial etc - but the above will answer your initial question.
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by:aikimark
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You will need to use some Window API to inspect the type of media.  I don't think that the FileSystemObject will give you enough detail for this.  You can only control your own application.  Your Word example can't be enforced, since it isn't your program.

Your user might have copied the CD to a mapped directory on the LAN.
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What will you do if the user has duplicated their CD?
What is the purpose of such a configuration?
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