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Install registry entries (both 32 & 64 bit)

Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:11 am


I need install some registry keys to normal and to the WOW6432Node registry node (to both place).
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But after the installation only the WOW6432Node is installed, the another node is skipped.

Can you help me please how can I setup the installation to place the keys to both place?

Thank you!

BR, László

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Re: Install registry entries (both 32 & 64 bit)

Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:05 pm

Hello László,

What is happening here is normal, please allow me to explain why.

By default, when installing a 32-bit setup on a 64-bit machine, the keys/values are automatically redirected to the Wow6432Node (the same way as files are redirected to the "Program Files (x86)" folder).

If you want your file/registry entry to not be redirected, you should set its' component as a 64-bit component.

With that being said, here are the steps to follow in order to achieve what you want:

- first of all, please go to "Install Parameters" page and create a new property with the name of your key (we do this because we can not have duplicates - e.g. create "Licensing" twice), e.g.:
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- now please go to "Registry" page and create both the keys accordingly (one name "Licensing" and one with the name of the property):
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- now please go to "Organization" page and set the "64-bit component" attribute for the component
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Now, at install time, one key should be redirected to the WOW6432Node and one not:
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Hope this helps!

Best regards,
Catalin Gheorghe - Advanced Installer Team
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