Jpackage Windows shortcuts

Rachel Greenham rachel at
Fri Jan 18 08:59:49 UTC 2019

FWIW uninstall working for me from Windows 10's "Apps & features" panel. 
Could it be doing something different when done from "Add/Remove 
Programs"? And (wild guessing) might that be related to the known bug 
about old versions not being uninstalled properly during upgrade? 

(You might already be able to tell Windows isn't my main platform, only 
having to use it for this! ;-) )


On 17/01/2019 16:21, Scott Palmer wrote:
> Note that the uninstall is still failing after I removed the spaces from
> the app name. I didn't mean to imply these issues were related.
> On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM Andy Herrick <andy.herrick at>
> wrote:
>> yes - seeing several problems when space in app name - filed JDK-8217331
>> <> and will address.
>> /Andy
>> On 1/17/2019 10:37 AM, Scott Palmer wrote:
>> I'm creating a MSI installer. My application name did have spaces in it. I
>> can confirm that changing the --name parameter to something without spaces
>> avoids the issue, though this is still clearly a bug that needs to be fixed.
>> It also seems that uninstall does not work.  When I attempt it I get this
>> error message from Add/Remove Programs:
>> [Window Title]
>> C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe
>> [Content]
>> Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not
>> have the appropriate permissions to access the item.
>> [OK]
>> I can run C:\WINDOWS\System32\msiexec.exe, so I'm not clear on what the
>> real issue is. Maybe a bad message from Windows and the path that can't be
>> accessed is a parameter to msiexec??
>> I'm using Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.17134.471]
>> Regards,
>> Scott
>> On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 8:20 AM Andy Herrick <andy.herrick at>
>> wrote:
>>> Simple tests of --win-menu and --win-shortcut options on Windows 7 are
>>> working for me.  Shortcuts are created as expected when running either
>>> the exe or msi installer generated.
>>> Can you share the full OS version and full command you use , perhaps
>>> some combination of options is not working.
>>> /Andy
>>> On 1/16/2019 7:47 PM, Scott Palmer wrote:
>>>> Are the flags to create shortcuts in the start menu and on the desktop
>>> supposed to be working at this point? I tried them and they had no effect.
>>>> Scott

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