Vista and ActiveX Installation

I’m working on creating a Windows Installer XML package on Vista. So far I’m able to install everything on XP and Vista on my Mac under Parallels. However, the installer fails to register our ActiveX control on a standalone machine running Vista. Queries on the WiX mailing list seem to indicate the problem is with User Access Control (UAC), whereby even the Administrator doesn’t run with full Administrative priviledges (huh?).

Our old installer works just fine, and the software to create it almost pre-dates Windows XP. I don’t know how it’s getting around UAC, but it is.

I’ve posted another plea for help to the WiX users list. I hope they can help. This has taken up over a month of my time and I’m getting extremely frustrated!

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