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Inno setup & windows 7 hosts file entry

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Can anyone help me with a inno setup sample script showing how to add an entry to windows 7 hosts file?
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follow this steps:

1. open notepad and add the following code:

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
set objFile = objFSO.OpenTextFile("C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts", 8)
objFile.WriteLine "<IP SERVER_NAME>"
objFile.Close

2. replace <IP SERVER_NAME> with what ever entry you wish to add.
if u have more than one entry to add, duplicate this line for each ip + server name:
objFile.WriteLine "<IP1 SERVER_NAME1>"
objFile.WriteLine "<IP2 SERVER_NAME2>"
and so on.

3. save the file as update_hosts.vbs.

4. in your inno setup script, under [Files] section, add the following line:
Source: "update_hosts.vbs"; DestDir: "{app}"

the source should contain the full path of the vbs file.

5. add section [Run], and add the following line:
Filename: "cscript"; Parameters: "{app}\update_hosts.vbs"

and that's it.
the vbs file will be run by the installer and should update the hosts file.

make sure the hosts file is under: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\


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