Tutorial for deploying on Windows (7-8-10) without security alerts.

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Tutorial for deploying on Windows (7-8-10) without security alerts.

Post by ekami » Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:02 am

Hello from France
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I am Apple certified developper and I know how to create a notarized .app / .pkg / .dmg (using AppWrapper, Packages, DMG Canvas)
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But i have no idea of how to do this on Windows (7-8-10) platform.
Paying to be a certified Microsoft developper is not a problem.
The only things i really need is to install the app in the account of the user (not in program files) and of course to open the app without any alert message.
Many many thanks for any tutorial that could help.
Best regards, Joan.

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Re: Tutorial for deploying on Windows (7-8-10) without security alerts.

Post by richmond62 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:23 pm

ekami wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:02 am
But i have no idea of how to do this on Windows (7-8-10) platform.
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The only things i really need is to install the app in the account of the user (not in program files) and of course to open the app without any alert message.
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1. Why do you need to install it in the account of the user?

I issue a Windows standalone for download and end-users can install it where they will.

2. Why should an alert message be a problem?

On Macintosh, if an application comes from a source I trust I dismiss any alert messages.

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Re: Tutorial for deploying on Windows (7-8-10) without security alerts.

Post by ekami » Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:14 pm

My LC Standalone must save confidential datas in a sub-stack, so i use "save stack" for this, but the Windows "Program files" folder is read-only on windows (and i don't have any script to make the folder of the standalone read and write), so i prefer placing the app in a read/write folder.
Windows users are often scared if a windows dialog tells that "the source of the app is unknown…" and some of them may not open the app.
My goal is to have a smooth "install and open app" user experience, as i do on Mac.

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Re: Tutorial for deploying on Windows (7-8-10) without security alerts.

Post by richmond62 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:01 pm

Windows users are often scared
So are an awful lot of Macintosh users.
a smooth "install and open app" user experience
Um . . . Well . . . Yes . . . But the road to enlightenment is rarely smooth . . .

AND sorting that out may take more time that it is worth.
as i do on Mac.
I'm impressed as Macintosh [this is being typed on MacOS 10.15.5] is constantly wasting my time with
lots of "false positives" (for want of a better term).

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Re: Tutorial for deploying on Windows (7-8-10) without security alerts.

Post by jacque » Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:35 pm

For signing, we use kSign:
https://www.ksoftware.net/code-signing-certificates/
This one-click utility does everything you need to avoid the scary alert and the certificates they sell are inexpensive. You do need to become a certified Windows developer first, I think.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw dot com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com

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