Apply 7-Zip settings to ALL USERS

2014-03-18
2016-05-17
  • Steve Wiggins

    Steve Wiggins - 2014-03-18

    I have a custom install of 7-Zip (custom context menus) I need the setting to apply to all users.
    I see the settings are stored in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER section of registry meaning that any changes only apply to the current user. I need the settings to apply to all users!!
    Any ideas?

    Example registry settings below
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\7-Zip\Options]
    "CascadedMenu"=dword:00000001
    "ContextMenu"=dword:00000567
    "WorkDirType"=dword:00000000
    "WorkDirPath"=""
    "TempRemovableOnly"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\7-Zip]

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\7-Zip\Compression]
    "Archiver"="zip"

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\7-Zip\Compression\Options\zip]
    "EncryptionMethod"="AES256"

    I've tried creating the same keys in HKLM but no joy :-(

     
  • Andreas Hoppe

    Andreas Hoppe - 2014-03-24

    Hi Steve,
    I'm using "Active Setup" to deploy these HKCU-Settings at the Windows logonprocess once to the user, applied to the MSI with MST transform file.

     
  • Steve Wiggins

    Steve Wiggins - 2014-03-24

    Hi Andreas.

    That sounds like exactly the solution I was looking for!!

    Thanks very much :-)

    Do you have an example .mst file I could use?

     
    Last edit: Steve Wiggins 2014-03-24
  • Steve Wiggins

    Steve Wiggins - 2014-03-24

    Done it! Simple when you know how :-)
    Cheers :-)

     
  • justforthis87

    justforthis87 - 2016-05-17

    Sorry to bump with old topic. But Steve, can you provide me with a mst where use set these options with Active Setup please?

    I tried to get it working myself but didn't succeed as yet.

     
    Last edit: justforthis87 2016-05-17

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