Active Setup

Active Setup is originally a feature of Internet Explorer and Outlook, thus, through "integration", a feature of Windows OS. What Active Setup does is this: when you visit a web page belonging to a software company that uses Active Setup, you are told when there is an update to the software you are using and asked for permission to automatically download and install those updates. The updates are "signed", in other words, they have a security code which assures they have not been altered by hackers or other "interested parties".

Nowadays Active Setup is a process within Windows OS that runs automatically when a user logs in.

Registry keys at"HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftActive SetupInstalled Components%APPNAME%" and "HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftActive SetupInstalled Components%APPNAME%"

are compared, and if the HKCU registry entries don't exist, or the version number of HKCU is less than HKLM, then the specified application is executed for the current user. If your application requires installation of components such as files or registry keys on a per-user basis, but your application has no advertised entry points or other triggers to initiate the installation process, then Active Setup is the possible solution.

ee also


External links

* [ How to create an "Active Setup" install]
* [ Active Setup Registry Keys and their Purpose]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Active Setup — Active Setup,   Internet Explorer …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Active suspension — Active or adaptive suspension is an automotive technology that controls the vertical movement of the wheels with an onboard system rather than the movement being determined entirely by the road surface. The system virtually eliminates body roll… …   Wikipedia

  • Intel Active Management Technology — (AMT) is hardware based technology for remotely managing and securing PCs out of band.] cite web |title=New Intel Based Laptops Advance All Facets of Notebook PCs|url=… …   Wikipedia

  • Multiple-camera setup — Diagram showing a multicamera setup. The multiple camera setup, multiple camera mode of production, or multicam is a method of filmmaking and video production. Several cameras either film or professional video cameras are employed on the set and… …   Wikipedia

  • Microsoft Outlook — For the e mail and news client bundled with certain versions of Microsoft Windows, see Outlook Express. Microsoft Office Outlook …   Wikipedia

  • ActiveX — is a framework for defining reusable software components in a programming language independent way. Software applications can then be composed from one or more of these components in order to provide their functionality.[1] It was introduced in… …   Wikipedia

  • ActiveX — es un entorno para definir componentes de software reusables de forma independiente del lenguaje de programación. Las aplicaciones de software pueden ser diseñadas por uno o más de esos componentes para así proveer su correspondiente… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Microsoft Windows 95 — Windows 95 Bildschirmfoto …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Microsoft Windows 95a — Windows 95 Bildschirmfoto …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Microsoft Windows 95b — Windows 95 Bildschirmfoto …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.