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AppV 4.6 - AIM 7 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm new with APP-V and packaging, but I seem to have an issue right now with this simple program.  I can make the working package with no problem, however, I seem to have a problem with having the automatic updates turned off.  Sadly, you can only turn off automatic updates after signing in with a user name, and when I log in to our test machine, even after turning off automatic updates through monitoring, it'll turn it back on on a test machine.

     

    Is there a way that I'm missing to disable the AIM 7 automatic update before pushing out this package?

    Thanks.

    Wednesday, July 14, 2010 2:48 PM

Answers

  • Settings are kept in an XML file, so it's going to be difficult to make changes at launch. The settings file in my example was here: C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\AIM\Settings\565041294@facebook.aol\settings.xml

    However, there is an update utility stored here: CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON\Software Update Utility, so add that to your exclusions or delete the folder %CommonProgramFiles%\Software Update Utility during monitoring.

    • Proposed as answer by znack Saturday, July 17, 2010 8:45 AM
    • Marked as answer by bgear Tuesday, July 20, 2010 1:25 PM
    Wednesday, July 14, 2010 5:36 PM
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  • I'm not familiar with AIM, but if the updater is no in process (i.e. it's a separate executable from the main application) then try deleting the EXE. Try Process Explorer to see what's going on during the update process.

    Alternatively, you could block the AIM update site either at your proxy server/firewall or by editing the local HOSTS file. (you won't be able to sequence the HOSTS file).

    Wednesday, July 14, 2010 3:12 PM
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  • You could also do a regmon\regshot logged on a a user and capture the registry key it creates\modifies when you disable the updates, then just create that key manually during your sequence.
    Wednesday, July 14, 2010 3:29 PM
  • Or add a dummy proxy inside the package to stop the app getting out to the update site..
    Wednesday, July 14, 2010 4:40 PM
  • Settings are kept in an XML file, so it's going to be difficult to make changes at launch. The settings file in my example was here: C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\AIM\Settings\565041294@facebook.aol\settings.xml

    However, there is an update utility stored here: CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON\Software Update Utility, so add that to your exclusions or delete the folder %CommonProgramFiles%\Software Update Utility during monitoring.

    • Proposed as answer by znack Saturday, July 17, 2010 8:45 AM
    • Marked as answer by bgear Tuesday, July 20, 2010 1:25 PM
    Wednesday, July 14, 2010 5:36 PM
    Moderator