Issue applying a manifest to a wix generated msi using mt.exe
I’m trying to apply a manifest to a WiX generated msi to create an exe that will immediately display a UAC prompt upon running the installer. Unfortunately I’m getting the following error upon building my installer project:
I need to elevate the execution to allow custom actions that run during InstallUISequence to have admin privileges (to look up IIS app pools and web apps). I’m using Visual Studio 2012 on Windows 8.
Below is my wixproj file which shows my bootstrapper setup:
And here is my manifest file I’m trying to apply:
I found one solution. Download Resource Hacker. Open your resulting executable file and browse it until you find your manifest file. You can edit it diretly in UI or you can script it in command line:
*Those NODEs are the path corresponding with resource (manifest) you are trying to update – it is the path in tree in Resource Hacker UI.