Creating registry conditions

Registry conditions specify the installation information by which the product is to be recognized.

IMPORTANT: Strict conditions (conditions without wildcard characters) take a precedence over non-strict conditions (conditions with wildcards for character substitution). This means that if a product in the registry matches any strict registry condition, all non-strict registry conditions ignore that product.

To create a registry condition:

  1. In the Software Recognition - Registry Condition window, in the Product Name field, type in a value for matching to the product name in the installation information. You can use standard wildcard characters: the question mark (?) substitutes for one character, the asterisk (*) substitutes for any zero or more characters.

  2. If you need to restrict the condition, specify either or both of the following parameters:

    • To specify the software publisher, select the Manufacturer check box and type in the value for matching the product manufacturer in the installation information.

    • To specify the software version, select the Product Version check box and type in the value for matching the product version in the installation information.

    You can use standard wildcard characters ? and * in both the Manufacturer and the Product Version fields.

  3. Click OK.