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Get PC name as property default

I have a property, where the default value must be the windows PC name. I saw something about using "ComputerName", but that doesn't seem to work.

Edit: I tried using [%COMPUTERNAME], as that supposedly should be the environment variable %COMPUTERNAME%. Alas, it is then set to the computername of the machine who built the installer rather than the name on the machine running the installer. :roll: Not sure in which world that makes sense. Doh....
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Re: Get PC name as property default


The value field of properties does not support Formatted data type properties.

If you add the value like this, it won't work:
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You need to add a "Set installer property" custom action to set the property to the value of another property. You can add the custom action after or before the Searches action group:
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