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  • Running EXE shows "Setup Program" and not the title of the software

    Any reason why my exe shows up as "Setup Program" and not the title of my software? Where in the .msifact or bootstrapper .xml file or another place to change it?


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    This looks like you did not specify any custom resources, so all standard settings were applied to the bootstrapper. Check the Version Resources tab of the Bootstrapper Designer:

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    With these settings, the resources will be written into the exe file, and when signed, you should see the description you gave to the program on the User Account Control dialog, instead of the generic "Setup Program".

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    Ulrich

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    • #3
      Perfect, that fixed it, thanks!

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      • #4
        That works great at installation, but at uninstallation, it shows the generic .msi, not the name of the software:

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        • #5
          Have you filled out the fields in both the Product and Package tabs of the Project Settings?

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          • #6
            Yes, all fields are filled out. And I am using a bootstrapper XML file with all fields filled out.
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            • #7
              It looks like you need to specify a Description as part of the Digital Signature with the "/d" option as part of the "signtool sign" command. THEN it shows up when uninstalling. Hopefully this helps someone else out.

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              • #8
                Follow-up question.

                In the above dialog that shows 492b7a6.msi, as mentioned I successfully changed the name showing at Uninstall/Repair from the .msi file to the actual software name by including the /d switch in the signtool command.

                How do I change the icon at Uninstall/Repair? The name shows correctly (no 492b7a6.msi showing as the title), but the icon is just the generic icon. It is not the same icon that shows at installation as in my first entry in this post shows the purple icon.

                Thank you!

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                • #9
                  The icon should be set in the Project Settings, here:

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