I would like to install Manager on my windows machine.
The provided installer creates a portable install, useful for those who want to circumvent their IT administrator restrictions, run multiple versions of Manager simultaneously on one computer, or circumvent the protection of UAC. As I do the IT administration these are negative not positive “features” for me.
As such for me, it is highly desirable to instal and maintain Manger only in the “c:\Program Files” or “c:\Program Files (x86)” with all of the other programs.
What have community members found is the best method of achieving a normal computer install rather than a portable install? Is manager a 32 or 64 bit application so should it be installed in “c:\Program Files” or “c:\Program Files (x86)”.
I have tried:
Using the Windows installer
Selecting “c:\Program Files” or “c:\Program Files (x86)” however this gives and installation error.
Using the Windows Source package
- Manually create “Manager” directory in c:\Program Files
- Download the current windows Source package
- Right click on the downloaded zip file select properties -> Security unblock (otherwise the user is prompted every time Manager is run)
- Copy the contents of the “Source Package” zip file to the “c:\Program Files\Manager” directory
- Create a start menu short cut:-
- Create a short cut to “C:\Program Files\Manager\ManagerDesktop.exe”
- Right click on the short cut, select properties, Change Icon, navigate to C:\Program Files\Manager\ and select “Manager.ico” click OK or Apply
- Move the short cut to an appropriate directory in “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs”
- Associate ManagerDesktop.exe with .manager files:-
- Save a back up in Manager
- Double click on the saved backup.
- Choose Select application on this computer, other, navigate to “C:\Program Files\Manager\ManagerDesktop.exe”, ensure always use this application is selected.
Then for subsequent Manager program updates
- Delete the contents of C:\Program Files\Manager
- repeat steps 2 - 4 above
Is there a better approach?