Active User Setup
Applications sometimes need user settings in the current user registry or file changes in the user profile. Most package engineers we know of use Active Setup to achieve this when the package is not MSI based or some special actions has to be executed in user context. There is however some issues: Active Setup is not supported for public use and it has usage issues. The biggest issue is that Active Setup doesn’t work with in-place upgrades. To improve this situation we created the free “Active User Setup”, an alternative that will still work after an in-place upgrade to Windows 10.
Issues when using built-in Active Setup
Windows 10 Servicing Model
Active Setup entries are not migrated during an inplace upgrade of Windows 10 to the next feature release.
Active Setup is not a public available functionality and is not supported for use by other components than the operating system.
Built on supported features of Windows 10
The Solution is Open Source and you can work with us on improvements.
Tested on Windows 10
Works after an inplace upgrade – built specifically for this scenario
Additional Features to Active Setup
Logging of actions, Versioning of the actions, Success Exit Code definition, Synchronous or Async Mode