I have a simple setup project that is no longer working and it seems like a windows update is the cause. I am using Visual Studio 2010 on Windows 7. The project is 64bit. It still works on some computers but it does not work on any computers that have had updates recently.
Here is the original code:
Dim appPath As String = Registry.GetValue("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Our Company Inc.\SoftwareName.exe", "Path", "Not Found")
appPath &= "Colorbar.col"
Dim sid : sid = "S-1-1-0"
Dim objWMI : objWMI = GetObject("winmgmts://./root\cimv2")
Dim objSID : objSID = objWMI.Get("Win32_SID='" & sid & "'")
Dim userAccount As String = objSID.AccountName
Dim fileInfo As IO.FileInfo = New IO.FileInfo(appPath)
Dim fileAcl As New FileSecurity
fileAcl.AddAccessRule(New FileSystemAccessRule(userAccount, FileSystemRights.FullControl, AccessControlType.Allow))
I have put the key value pair of "Path" and "[TARGETDIR]" in the registry editor and have the output from this installer class (the code above) in the Install and Commit custom actions.
This code that used to work now returns "Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation -> C:\Windows\SYSWOW64\Colorbar.col"
I have checked the registry when this message appears and the path is correct so I don't know where SYSWOW64 is coming from.
I have tried to change getting the appPath using this code:
Dim regKey As RegistryKey = RegistryKey.OpenBaseKey(RegistryHive.CurrentUser, RegistryView.Registry64)
regKey = regKey.OpenSubKey("SOFTWARE\Our Company Inc.\SoftwareName.exe")
Dim appPath As String = regKey.GetValue("Path").ToString
This returns an "Object reference not set to an instance of an object" error.
I have made a test Windows Form application and put both versions of code in a button event. Everything works as expected. Any ideas why the code does not work in a setup project anymore?
Thanks in advance.