JDK-6719767 : OEM ready Install requires InstallLocation registy entry
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: install
  • Sub-Component: install
  • Affected Version: 6u10
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: windows_xp,windows_vista
  • CPU: generic,x86
  • Submitted: 2008-06-26
  • Updated: 2010-09-17
  • Resolved: 2008-07-31
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Description
In order to pass this test:
The application must create the correct registry settings to allow it to be uninstalled.
VERIFICATION:
*a.    **DisplayName*
*b.    **InstallLocation*
*c.     **Publisher*
*d.    **UninstallString*
*e.    **VersionMajor*
f.      *VersionMinor*

1.    All the registry entries listed above must match the information submitted by the ISV. Registry keys set to *null* are not permitted.

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The registry key name for JRE 6u6 I am looking at is
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{3248F0A8-6813-11D6-A77B-00B0D0160060}

InstallationLocation has no value.
Any particular reason?  Since null registry keys are not permitted, if there is a good reason we are not setting InstallationLocation we must file for waiver, else this would be on our "TO DO" list to pass OEM ready testing.

Comments
SUGGESTED FIX set the Property "ARPINSTALLLOCATION" with Value "[TARGETDIR]" after InstallValidate
26-06-2008

EVALUATION Windows Installer has been responsible for creating those registry entries from MSI properties. My guess is that which ever version of InstallShield the install was first created with didn't set the ARPINSTALLLOCATION property. The fix seems seems easy: set the Property "ARPINSTALLLOCATION" with Value "[TARGETDIR]" after InstallValidate http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=908508&SiteID=1 http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.platformsdk.msi/browse_thread/thread/bfaef1f0c8b5afad http://www.nabble.com/Setting-Uninstall-...-InstallLocation-in-registry-td15445536.html *** (#1 of 1): [ UNSAVED ] ###@###.###
26-06-2008