Category Archives: ARP properties

ARP related Properties in MSI

Add/Remove Programs related MSI Properties



Property name
Brief description of property
ARPAUTHORIZEDCDFPREFIX
URL of the update channel for the application. The value the installer writes under the Uninstall Registry Key.
ARPCOMMENTS
Provides Comments for the Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel. The value the installer writes under the Uninstall Registry Key.
ARPCONTACT
Provides the Contact for Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel. The value the installer writes under the Uninstall Registry Key.
ARPINSTALLLOCATION
Fully qualified path to the application’s primary folder. The value the installer writes under the Uninstall Registry Key.
ARPHELPLINK
Internet address, or URL, for technical support. The value the installer writes under the Uninstall Registry Key.
ARPHELPTELEPHONE
Technical support phone numbers. The value the installer writes under the Uninstall Registry Key.
ARPNOMODIFY
Prevents display of a Change button for the product in Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.
Note   This only affects the display in the ARP. The Windows Installer is still capable of repairing, installing-on-demand, and uninstalling applications through a command line or the programming interface.
Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 98/95:  Clicking on Add/Remove for the product uninstalls the product after prompting the user to confirm the uninstallation.
ARPNOREMOVE
Prevents display of a Remove button for the product in the Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel. The product can still be removed by selecting the Change button if the installation package has been authored with a user interface that provides product removal as an option.
Note   This only affects the display in the ARP. The Windows Installer is still capable of repairing, installing-on-demand, and uninstalling applications through a command line or the programming interface.
Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 98/95:   This property prevents display of the application in the Programs List of the Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.
ARPNOREPAIR
Disables the Repair button in the Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.
Note   This only affects the display in the ARP. The Windows Installer is still capable of repairing, installing-on-demand, and uninstalling applications through a command line or the programming interface.
ARPPRODUCTICON
Identifies the icon displayed in Add/Remove Programs. If this property is not defined, Add/Remove Programs specifies the display icon.
ARPREADME
Provides the ReadMe for Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel. The value the installer writes under the Uninstall Registry Key.
ARPSIZE
Estimated size of the application in kilobytes.
ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT
Prevents display of the application in the Programs List of the Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.
Note   This only affects the display in the ARP. The Windows Installer is still capable of repairing, installing-on-demand, and uninstalling applications through a command line or the programming interface.
Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 98/95:  This property has no effect.
ARPURLINFOABOUT
URL for application’s home page. The value the installer writes under the Uninstall Registry Key.
ARPURLUPDATEINFO
URL for application updates information. The value the installer writes under the Uninstall Registry Key.
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