What the Installer Does

The installer installs files and updates the Windows registry.

The installer:

  • Installs InfoMaker files in an Appeon directory

  • Installs writable Appeon files to directories that are shared by all users

  • Installs system files in the Windows operating system path

  • Creates a program group and icons for InfoMaker

  • Creates uninstall files to identify what needs to be removed if you uninstall InfoMaker

  • Makes changes to the Windows registry

  • Creates or updates the INI file IM.INI (for InfoMaker)

Writable files shared by all users

As part of its Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) compliance configuration, InfoMaker installs writable files that are shared by all users. On Windows 7/8.1/10, it is C:\Users\Public\Documents\Appeon\InfoMaker 19.0.

The shared files include:

  • All Code Examples directories and files

  • The InfoMaker compiled HTML Help files

Files reserved for individual users

Other writable files are installed in the default Program Files\Appeon subdirectories, but are copied to different locations the first time a user starts InfoMaker. In this way, each user gets a private copy of these files.

The following table lists the files that are copied and updated in the directories of users. In the table header, UserName is a variable that can be replaced by the user name of a InfoMaker user. For Windows 7, the UserName directory is under the C:\Users directory.

In C:\...\UserName\ subdirectory

Files copied or updated

On Windows 2008, Windows 7/8.1/10:

  • AppData\Local\Appeon\InfoMaker 19.0

  • PBODB190.ini initialization file

On Windows 2008, Windows 7/8.1/10:

  • Documents\Appeon\InfoMaker 19.0\Tutorial

  • Files for the InfoMaker Getting Started tutorial

The locations of writable InfoMaker files reserved for individual use are set in HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry entries for each InfoMaker user. For example, the location of the IM.INI file that is copied to each user's local application data directory is registered under the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Sybase\InfoMaker\19.0\InitPath.

Registry changes

The installer makes the following changes to the Windows registry:

  • Creates or updates the key in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software

  • Updates system and user paths in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Environment

  • Adds the appropriate paths to the registry path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths

  • Adds the paths of compiled HTMLHelp files to the registry path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\HTMLHelp